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Oct 26, 2006 01:52 PM

Egyptian Koshery

I'm looking for a restaurant that serves koshery, my favorite Egyptian dish, which doesn't seem to be quite so easy to find outside of Egypt. Any suggestions? Something in Manhattan or Brooklyn is preferred but am willing to travel a bit if need be.

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  1. Two places you might ask for it at are the felafel stand on St. Marks Place just west of 1st Ave (across the street from the former Theater 80 St. Marks) and in Park Slope at Mr. Felafel. Both of them serve fairly extensive menus of cooked food from Egypt or nearby (less sure that the Manhattan guys are egyptian they may not be) in addition to the felafel.

    1. There's a place on the west side of Third Ave., between 2nd and 3rd Sts. It's an Egyptian-owned deli that has pizza and other stuff, plus some really awesome koshery. You can buy it in $3 or $6 (really big) portions and they have it for sure on Tuesdays and Saturdays (I'm not sure about the rest of the week). It would be perfect if they added some chickpeas (they used to, tears ago), but it has everything else--rice, pasta, lentils, vermicelli, the browned onions... Make sure you have them add all the condiments.