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May 31, 2008 06:49 AM

New Falafel place on Main St. in Freehold?

Yesterday, I was downtown Freehold and I noticed a new Fa;afel place next to that Hibatchi/Japanese restaurant...the name escapes me. Has anyone been or heard about it?

I know a friend of mine raves about The Cornerstone, but I have not been there either.

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  1. Looks like we may be in luck.

    We stopped by today, and although they were still working on getting on their schedule, so they weren't open to eat at, I did talk with them for a few minutes. The potential good news is that they are a branch of Ibby's from Jersey City.

    I took a paper menu with me and they have all the usual things, falafel, hummus, shawarma, etc. I have heard a lot of good things about Ibby's and I would love to have some good pita sandwiches locally.

    Now the real test is if they have pickles, hot veggies, and hot sauce to go on those sandwiches or if I still have to trek to Manhattan for that ;o)

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    1. re: seal

      That does sound like good news, seal. Curious to know where in Manhattan you pick up those comestibles.


      I've been to the Cornerstone a few times for lunch. It's o.k., but nothing special.

      1. re: seal

        This sounds great. Any info as to when they will open?

        1. re: jsfein

          I think they are already open for business, just not at the stated hours. They are just a bit slower in opening.

          I may even try them late tomorrow afternoon.

      2. what's the address or closest cross street on Main St.?

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        1. re: BeeZee

          4 W. Main St, right by the corner of Main and South.

          And RGR, those pickles, hot veggies, and Middle Eastern hot sauce is the reason I like Chickpea so much on St. Mark's Pl. In fact I just had a blurb published in Budget Travel mag about them and some other E Village spots all within a few blocks there. I must confess that I always get the chicken schwarma at Chickpea though since they used to only bake their falafel, but now they are frying again so ...

          And Angelina, I have to agree with RGR about Cornerstone. In fact, OK is fairly kind about some of their food. Some things are fine. Not worthwhile, even with all the online offers you can get for them.

          1. re: seal

            Thanks seal and RGR for the tip on the Cornerstone. You both saved me again!! :)

            Seal, thanks so much for looking into this new place for me. I was at that light, but I could'nt stop or write down any info. You certainly made my day!! :)

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