Can’t decide between shawarma (shaved roasted lamb) and falafel? Try the hybrid “shawafel” at this sleek kosher spot. Big on catchy names—the restaurant held a much-publicized contest for its monkier—Chickpea’s owners are also keen on producing clean, fresh food. The pita is a bit chewey, but the bright-green falafel—packed with cilantro and parsley—is wonderful.
23 Third Ave
|Cross street:||at St. Marks Pl|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 10am–3am; Thu–Sat 10am–4am; Sun 10am–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average main course: $9. AmEx, MC, V ($10 minimum)|