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Mar 18, 2007 12:44 PM


will there ever be a good, clean, diary place that isn't too expensive in Manhattan?

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  1. I'm addicted to the Hummus Place on Amsterdam. It helps, of course, if you like hummus, but they have other things, such as their delicious stuffed grape leaves, which come in a wonderful mint/yogurt sauce. It's not cheap for hummus, but everything is incredibly fresh (as in prepared that hour) and tasty.

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    1. re: Clarissa

      Anyone know who gives the kosher certification for Hummus Place?

    2. According to, it's certified by Rabbi Andre Malek, but I have no other information about him.

      1. Apparently, he's the certifier for a couple vegan places in NYC. I don't know anything else.

        1. U Cafe on Lexington and 94th is really nice, and clean, and the food is good.

          1. well most of the indian places in the city are pretty good -- have you been to any of them? and Ozu is vegetarian -- and it is outstanding! Caravan of Dreams is Vegan - also pretty good -- but for good, cheap dairy (like a pasta house...) - the likes of dougie's dairy is sadly long gone (but they may be opening one up in washington heights I hear).

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            1. re: SarahLO

              Oh my, how could I forget to mention my favorite place, Madras Mahal, on Lexington and 28th. Really delicious vegetarian Indian. Yes, I also forgot Ozu, which is very good, especially if you prefer healthy food.

              1. re: SarahLO

                The cafe at Makor will close when Makor moves downtown in the fall, I think, but until then I think it's a good option. I've always been happy with the food that I've gotten there, and it's clean and reasonably attractive.
                Of the Indian places, my favorite is Chennai Gardens, on 27th between Lex and Park.