Chickpea is going back FRIED!!!!!
Got four emails today in response to the four emails I sent to them telling how much the baked falafel sucks.
Here's what they say:
Chickpea greatly values our customers opinions, suggestions and requests.
Due to the overwhelming number of request for Chickpeas Original Fried Falafel we are bringing it back.
Please enjoy your favorite falafel in New York City. falafel once again."
Just before getting the email I walked past the St. Marks location. It was empty. My friend and I commented on how sad a site it was. All they have to do is bring back the fry.
The problem is, I used to just go to Chickpea, but now I know about Taim and that place on Union Square East, both of which are better.
So what do you all think? Will their business recover?
re: Miss Needle
The problem is, Mamoun's St. Marks is equally convenient, cheaper, and at least as good as Chickpea's fried felafel used to be. I don't care if they go back to fried, unless they bring back my favorite topping, the spicy mixed vegetable pickles (cauliflower prominent among them). Even then, it annoys me that they won't put the tahini and hot sauce into my sandwich themselves. It works better for them to put those in before the rest of the stuff than for me to put it in afterwards - better distribution. But they place a premium on getting people through the line as fast as possible and avoiding complaints from idiots who didn't want so much hot sauce.