Falafel place near Union Square?
- MSK Nov 22, 2006 10:30 PM
SF Chowhound was doing a "walk-about" around Union Square the other day and saw what looked like a great Falafel place (literally a "hole in the wall") a block or 2 downtown and a bit west from the square. I think it was Kosher too.
I had no money with me and was stupid enough not to notice the street co-ordinates (acutally, I wasn't hungry but 10 minutes past it I could not get the idea or the aroma of the place out of my mind).
Does anyone know it and is it any good??
re: Pat Hammond
I'm not sure that was it.....
I was walking east on 17th from Chelsea, turned right at the park (passed the whole Filenes mess on m y left) and continued a few blocks downtown. Then I turned right to head back to the Meatpacking district.
17th and Broadway is further east from where I was, isn't it?
The 'Hole in the Wall' place you speak of is on 12th street between University and 5th. much closer to University. Not sure what the name is, but it was a defunct hardware store for years before the current owners set up shop.
The falafel are very good and it is quite kosher.
I think the place you're thinking of is on 12th street, possibly 13th, just west of University Pl. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks very appetizing. It is tiny, as you say " a hole in the wall," but it actually has a tiny upstairs space with tables. Also, I think it's kosher.