Serious Eats: New York
A Sandwich a Day: Ba'al Sandwich at Ba'al Cafe & Falafel
In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
More people should know about Ba'al Cafe & Falafel. The unassuming storefront looks like the dozens of other Middle Eastern holes-in-the-wall lining Macdougal and Sullivan Streets, but Ba'al stands out with its incredibly creamy hummus and fluffy pita that holds up to messy, overstuffed fillings.
They impress yet again with the Ba'al Sandwich ($5.50). Fried eggplant and hummus are rich and almost meaty, cut by the nutty tahini dressing and refreshing cucumber salad. The only downside to this sandwich were the slices of hard boiled egg stuffed into the pita. The dry yolk and bland egg white are best picked out before diving face-first into this Mediterranean mish-mash of awesomeness.
Ba'al Cafe & Falafel
71 Sullivan Street, New York NY 10012 (map)