This is a German-Turkish chain that has a few spots in food halls around NYC, including this one in Industry City. They make a great doner kebab sandwich that involves chicken, vegetables, feta, white sauce, and hot sauce stuffed into a flatbread that’s somehow fluffy and light without breaking. We wish we could eat it every day for lunch.
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For a banh mi in Sunset Park, Ba Xuyên is your best option. Order the classic version, and get a durian shake.
Yafa Cafe is a Yemeni coffee shop in Sunset Park where you can hang out, get some work done, and eat a great fried chicken sandwich.
The Roast is a spot in Sunset Park that's perfect for when you need to grab a quick meal or several pounds of roast pork.
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Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten
Loreley is a traditional-feeling beer garden on the Lower East Side, and it’s a good place to get some day drinking done.
East Harlem Bottling Co.
East Harlem Botting Co. is a neighborhood brunch and burger spot to hang out with friends, your kids, or a TV.
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Miss Ada is a small, comfortable spot in Fort Greene with great Israeli food and an outdoor garden in the back.
A falafel sandwich at Taim is the best thing you can get in NYC for less than $10 and also theoretically eat daily without disastrous consequences.
You’re going to need an hour on the train to get to Tanoreen. But if you appreciate Middle Eastern or Mediterranean food, it’s more than worth it.
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