Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spicy Sauce and Being a Food Blogger at 4am Part Deux: Mamoun's Falafel, NYC

It could have been later than 4 am actually, but don't tell my Significant (m)Other that or that I ate spicy sauce at such a witching hour.

My friend, Panos, was showing me some awesome beer bars in the lower east side, including the oldest bar in the US (ahem, history lesson) and kept mentioning something about a spicy falafel, in return warranting more thirst and more beer drinking. Finally we made our way to the heart of Greenwich Village where lies an epic Middle Eastern hole-in-the-wall eatery that also happens to be one of the 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: enter Mamoun's. And maybe it was a wee tad past 4 am? It definitely was not the first time eating pita sammies this late at night / early in the morning.

Seriously, $2.50 for a falafel? Unheard of in Los Angeles!
Mamoun's makes everything fresh, even at odd hours of the night, and my hot deep fried chickpea and herb fritter drenched in tahini sauce with fresh lettuce and tomatoes which I later squirted with Mamoun's secret recipe hot sauce was the perfect 4am nosh that have also been the perfectly respectable 1pm work week lunch, for those of us not on funemployment who keep regular schedules.
The chewy baklava (not pictures) was also delicious.

Now if I can just get my hands on some more of that spicy sauce...

Totally awesome 4 am Falafelista.

Mamoun's Falafel Restaurant


Diana said...

I totally approve of this late-night activity. Falafals and hot sauce are an excellent idea any time of day. Sign me up!

Banana Wonder said...

Diana - Yesssss! TALF approved :) We need to have some serious tall taramousalata lady friend catching up.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Hot sauce is good at any time of the day and night... Great food, yummy!



Kung Food Panda said...

I was told to eat here by a fellow Panda, but I ran out of time and stomach space. Definitely hitting up Mamoun's next time around!

Banana Wonder said...

Rosa - hot sauce is always welcomed!

Danny - Next time - aren't you going again soon? I want the full Mamoun's report. Represent for the Panda's!

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

this just made my stomach grumble it looks and sounds so good. and seriously one of the 1000 places to see!? i'm there next NY visit :)

Banana Wonder said...

Let me eat cake - YES it is on the 1000 places to see before you die and I didn't know that until I actually looked at their website! few at least I got one of those places checked off.

sku said...

I ate many a late night Mamoun's falafal in my student days. Great, great stuff.

Banana Wonder said...

Sku - you are lucky! I wish I could eat here all the time. I love cheap falafels.

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