Lunch Break: Fantastic Falafel Friday
End the week right with amazing Argentinean dishes on the East side, fantastic falafel, or great goodies from a city favorite. By Yvo Sin.
513 E. 6th Street
New York, NY 10009
Walk into Buenos Aires and be transported to Argentina: grilled meats are the focus at this steakhouse. The housemade chimichurri haunts many customers, who return time and again just to get more of the addicting parsley sauce, slathering it on just about anything that comes to the table. Dip orders of empanadas into the delicious garlicky concoction: carne, chicken, ham and cheese, and even caprese. Or you can use it for its intended purpose: the plentiful types of grilled meats you can order; chorizo, morcilla, sweetbreads, and just about every part of the cow you can imagine, grilled to perfection.
1402 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10021
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Pyramida is a rather unassuming restaurant on a stretch of 2nd Avenue that is currently under construction, which makes it easy to overlook. You’d be doing yourself a disservice to ignore it completely; while there is a very nice and reasonably priced lunch menu, the real star here is the falafel. Crisp, almost crunchy on the outside, yielding to a heavenly spiced, tender and moist center, the falafel are not to be missed. The lunch menu lets you get it as a sandwich or as a wrap, both $8.95 and coming with the soup of the day and your choice of beverage.
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Some may find it odd to get lunch in a bakery, but the truth is, it’s the most logical decision a person can make. Afterall, if they can make a baguette tender and crisp enough to bring a grown man to tears of joy, they can certainly take that same baguette and turn it into an amazing sandwich for everyone. Try the grilled New York State Cheddar sandwich: with spicy chipotle pepper puree, thinly sliced onions, tomatoes and fresh cilantro… the only thing that could make that better would be bacon. Hmmm…
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Yvo Sin is the founder and head writer of The Feisty Foodie.