Falafel in the Garment District
- Chris Dalrymple
If you've heard of PITA PLACE, stop me now. Not being a habitue of New York's Garment District I just found it. Though the address is 247 West 38th Street, like many kosher restaurants in midtown Manhattan it's really to be found by going thru the building's service entrance. Look for a sandwich board outside a set of swinging doors more common to a loading dock. Chowhounds won't be put off by the ghastly fluorescent lighting because the Middle-Eastern fare here is better than usual. Falafel cooked to order, hoummos, babaganush and shawarma that tastes homemade. The prices are standard - $3.95 to 6.00 a sandwich - but its the quality that is outstanding. There are a few stools and a shelf to eat at if you don't work in the nabe. Check it out.