Details on the Falafel Shop, Bringing Vegetarian Grub to the LES Late This Month

This one's from Taïm, but you get the idea.
This one’s from Taïm, but you get the idea.

The LES has had no shortage of restaurant openings lately, but none of them are all that healthy (deep-fried pizza?). Which is why Antibes Bistro co-owner Eyal Tov thinks the hood is ready for the Falafel Shop, a vegetarian Middle Eastern place he plans to roll out later this month. Construction is still under way at 127 Rivington, but expect a casual, order-at-the-counter joint, with nineteen seats surrounded by poured concrete floors and reclaimed wood. The opening menu will offer five sandwiches — falafel, including a green version; and the Israeli eggplant-stuffed pita called sabich — as well as five salads and freshly squeezed juices. Also a collection of classic sides like hummus, baba ghannouj, and the savory puff pastry bureka. Once this place bows in late July, it’ll be open from lunch to late-night; see the starting menu (subject to change) below.

A choice of whole wheat or regular pita
Falafel $6
Tahini, Chopped salad, pickles, sauces
Hummus $5.50
Hummus, fava bean, parsley, tahini, pickles, sauces
Sabich $6.80
Eggplant, hummus, Chopped Salad, tahini, pickles, choice of hardboiled egg or goat cheese
Shakshuka $6.50
Baked egg in Spicy in tomato sauce, Chopped Salad, parsley, tahini
Bureka treat $7.25
Farmer cheese puff pastry, hardboiled egg, tomato, tahini, pickles
Sauces: Amba (pickled mango chutney). Fresh tomato sauce. Green tahini. Oregano yogurt. Hot sauce.

Salads $8.25
A choice of mix green or baby arugula
Falafel or Goat Cheese and three of the following salads
Moroccan Matbucha
Marinated Beet

Falafel Balls (5) $3
Waffle Fries $3
Sweet Potato Fries $4
Plain Pita $1

Assorted Baklava $3
Farina Honey Cake $3

Fresh Squeezed Juices
Small $3.25 / medium $4.25 / large $5.50
Our recommended juices

· Beet, Carrot, Apple, Celery, Ginger,
· Carrot & Orange Juice
· Celery, Parsley, Cucumber, Apple, lemon
· Lemon, Orange, Apple, mint

Soda / Water $1.75
The Falafel Shop: Bringing Vegetarian Grub to the LES