A Sandwich a Day: Popeye at the Falafel Shop

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

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.


[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Non-falafel options at falafel joints often disappoint, but that's not the case at The Falafel Shop. There you can find an egg omelette filled with spinach and herbs, then stuffed in a fluffy pita with chopped cucumbers and tomatoes, shredded cabbage, pickles, and a heaping scoop of fresh, tart labne. The omelette's thin, more crisp frittata crust than creamy, but it adds just enough body to round out all that vegetable crunch. Labne more than pulls its weight here, adding both texture and enough heft to make this overstuffed sandwich a filling lunch.

The Falafel Shop

127 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002 (map)

About the author: Max Falkowitz is the editor of Serious Eats: New York. You can follow him on Twitter at @maxfalkowitz.

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