It's comfort food, Middle Eastern–style. When ordering here, don't skimp on pitas; the fresh-baked, puffed-up pillows are an ideal accompaniment to smoky, smooth baba ghanoush. The plain-sounding cheese, parsley and egg phyllo roll hides a decadent filling, a molten multiculti mix of mozzarella and feta cheese. And then there are the pitzas: The kid-approved tomato-and-cheese version is a pleasing near-relative of the Italian pizzeria staple.
265 E 10th St
|Cross street:||between First Ave and Ave A|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 5pm–midnight; Sat, Sun noon–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: Subway: L to First Ave, 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|