As Zagat calls it “the Chipotle of Middle Eastern food”, The Hummus & Pita Co is looking to serve fresh and healthy Mediterranean meals to New Yorkers starting this month! The 75-seat eatery is outfitted with reclaimed-wood tables and stone walls.  There are snacks; mains with pita, laffa, bowl, and platter options; and those savory flaky pastries known as boureka (stuffed phyllo pockets). There will also be tandoori-style dishes that can be washed down with the six different types of beer that will be served at the establishment with both domestic varieties and several international choices from Morocco, Greece and Israel.

The namesake chickpea spread comes in five flavors, like sun-dried tomato and spinach-feta, and accompanies each dish. Diners can watch chefs churn out marinated taboon chicken, falafel and bourekas (stuffed phyllo pockets) through large glass windows that overlook the kitchen. .  In addition to the standard menu, fresh ingredients will inspire daily specials, which will regularly include rotating Soups as well a variety of Schnitzel preparations.  The Hummus & Pita Co. will offer a wide selection of vegetarian options, including 23 different salads, as well as non-vegetarian favorites such as Shawarma and Gyro.

Chef Haim Ben-Simon, has approximately 20 years of experience in the industry, Ben-Simon brings his love of homemade Mediterranean cooking to The Hummus & Pita Co. team. The menu at The Hummus & Pita Co. is a collaborative effort featuring recipes passed down from Ben-Simon’s family, as well as traditional favorites from all over the Mediterranean, made from scratch.

I have never tried Mediterranean food before so I was curious and a bit nervous to try out the food, however to my surprise it was very tasty and well prepared.  Also the items on the menu are very reasonably priced with meals ranging from $6 – $12.  The Hummus and Pita Co. will also be available for catering starting in March (please call the restaurant for more info).

– Tranika

The Hummus & Pita Co.
585 Sixth Avenue, New York

Images via Zagat, Lil Veggie Patch, and Hummus and Pita Co