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NYC Food Crawl Presents: The January Falafel Crawl
Known affectionately as the “Hot Dog of the Middle East,” falafel is a fried ball or patty of spiced chickpeas or fava beans combined with spices. Recent culinary trends have seen the triumph of the chickpea falafel over the fava bean one as a favored street food, but it is widely agreed from Egypt to Israel that the falafel’s deep-fried deliciousness can overcome even the widest rifts between countries and cultures in the Middle East.
Please join us for the January Falafel Crawl on Wednesday, January 20 at 6:30pm. We will meet on the southern steps of Union Square and spend a couple hours sampling different versions of falafel. Falafel can be eaten as a standalone snack, but more commonly is served in a pita-like bread called lafa with pickled turnips, cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, yogurt, tahini (sesame seed), hot sauce, and sometimes even potatoes.
No RSVP necessary. Bring friends and make new ones. Falafel scorecard, map, and team assignments will be provided. Go at your own pace and pay as you go. Come hungry, leave happy.
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