If hummus know, my bf is a total dip. But ❤olive him sooo much! Oil love him forever!
As someone with 🇮🇱Israeli roots, it has been interesting to see the cuisine's recent evolution here in NYC: From straight-up elevated with @nuryorkcity
and now-shuttered @timnanyc
, to gussied up with a Brooklyn edge @missadanyc
, to "clean vegetarian for the people" @newtownbk
, to quirky celebrity chef takes on whole cauliflower and burgers in pita @miznon_nyc
. So of course, I was 🤔curious to try this fast casual spot, which prides itself on "carefully sourced" ingredients and a "modernized," "healthy" vibe, with a mission that includes feeding a family in need with every ten meals it sells.
Anyway, I was instantly 💘smitten with the airy space, especially the open kitchen, which boasts a copper-coated taboon oven. That oven is responsible for the ridiculously delicious bread in this pic, along with the roasted cauliflower featured in the 🥗salad you'll see if you swipe left. As for the hummus, it wasn't fully pureed, lending a rustic (read:chunky) appeal that I liked. Plus, it was drizzled with an intensely fruity olive oil that was clearly top notch.
I recall asking for 🌶hot sauce and being told none was available, which is how I wound up with this roasted chile as an accompaniment. It 😯surprised me that there wasn't some sort of housemade version of, for instance, zhoug, a chili pepper & cilantro paste that's a popular Israeli condiment.
So much of the time, fast casual concepts come off as soulless to me. But all in all, I liked this. I left feeling truly nourished.💕💕💕