Perry, the man behind New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City food trucks.
One of the old-time stalwarts of the New York street food scene is Moshe’s Falafel on the southeast corner of 6th Ave and West 46th St, right next to Kim’s Aunt Kitchen. They were recently closed for Passover, but are back and as strong as ever.
For $5.75, I got a pita stuffed with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, hot sauce, what they call white sauce but is actually tahini, a bunch of large falafel balls (4-5), and a pickle and paprika on top. If you don’t want all that, just tell them to leave out what you don’t like.
The falafel balls are made with corn meal, but the corn meal/chick pea mix was nicely spiced and tasty. I like having a little corn meal in the chickpea mix, although it wasn’t green and herby, as the falafel is at some other places.
Towards the top, there was plenty of both tahini and hot sauce, but it did get a little dry towards the bottom. The tahini had a nice sesame flavor, but it wasn’t lemony. The hot sauce was hot.
Personally, I really enjoy a pickle on top, and have always loved paprika too.
I wouldn’t say Moshe’s is the best falafel in New York City (as some people claim), but it is a warm, tasty, filling lunch. That enough for some days.