Mediterranean Restaurant and Sandwich Place$$$$
Greenwich Village, New York
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    The experts at Serious Eats and Gothamist recommend this place
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    Ryan G.
    "get the pulled pork pita, union sq, cheapeats"(9 Tips)
    "their chicken shawarma laffa is on par with the best i had in Israel"(11 Tips)
    Kathy L.
    "Get the punch card to earn a free breakfast pita with 10 purchases."(6 Tips)
    Diane C.
    "Lamb kebab plate and zucchini cake pita were both excellent!"(8 Tips)
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  • healthy food
  • casual
  • good for a quick meal
  • chicken shawarma
  • hummus
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  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 25, 2013
    If you need an inexpensive lunch or just an amazing pita sandwich, Taboonette's got ya covered. Their pita sandwich version of shakshuka (eggs and tomato sauce) is deeply flavorful and satisfying.
  • Noah W.heart icon on user image
    Noah WeissMarch 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The "American" bacon egg and cheese breakfast sandwich is a great Mediterranean alternative to the classic. It's on pita, has grilled eggplant, and hot sauce. Also, $6 🙏. Good veggie options, too.
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    KinoApril 26, 2018
    The Lamb Shawarma here is simply the best that I've tried in NYC. The Chicken Shawarma was not as good. Their prices are not cheap: $10 for Chicken Pita & $11 for Lamb Pita. Free WiFi PW: internet.
  • Mona W.
    Mona WuDecember 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Yummy vegetarian options. Try the Kruveet platter with roasted cauliflower and eggplant over rice or quinoa with hummus on the side. Ask for hot sauce!
  • Noah W.heart icon on user image
    Noah WeissMay 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I've always wanted someone to put shakshuka -- poached egg with spiced tomatoes, tahini, and cilantro -- into a pita to save me the effort of all that dipping. Taboonette has that breakfast sandwich.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistApril 11, 2017
    This fast casual offshoot of Taboon specializes in "Middleterranean Pocket Food," the confluence of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods served in pita. That even means shakshuka in a pita, too. Read more
  • Lauren M.heart icon on user image
    Lauren MontemurroNovember 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is wonderful. Cozy, friendly, affordable and always delicious! Get the salmon egg pita. The pita is out of this world- as fluffy as can be. Even the arugula side salad is perfect!!
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    AliciaAugust 23, 2014
    Chicken scharwma is better than the chicken and rice and if you eat in you get home made chips on the side! Ask for extra green sauce, it's spicy and pairs well with the sandwich!
  • Celena C.heart icon on user image
    Celena ChanJune 12, 2015
    I got the super flavorful lamb kabob over salad with a side of corn. I love how these lamb meatballs don't have any fillers other than spices and veggies.
  • Kornelija M.heart icon on user image
    The menu is not big, but the food is really good! Is is a small place, very few places to sit down. Waiter would help you choose if it's the first time you hear the food names :)
  • Clair G.
    Clair GuntherAugust 25, 2015
    I just had the salmon and egg breakfast...delicious! Forget best Mediterranean-- this is some of the best food in Manhattan period!
  • Sonny K.heart icon on user image
    Sonny KwokSeptember 27, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Love it, pita tastes better than most other places, but they also charge a little more and it's always packed. Get a punch card and get your 10th pita free
  • Real Cheap Eats
    Real Cheap EatsNovember 5, 2012
    The slow-roasted pulled pork is arguably the best deal in the house. The meat’s deep flavor is complemented by an apple slaw, and garnished with chipotle mayo, crunchy fried pork skin and cilantro. Read more
  • Oz L.heart icon on user image
    Oz LublingFebruary 10, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    This place rocks! You can't go wrong with almost any choice of food. My favorite is the chicken Schwarma platter with yellow rice, hummus and Israeli salad.
  • Danielle D.heart icon on user image
    Danielle DolginOctober 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Must order the tzaziki and pita chips for a side dish. Great addition to any of the large plates
  • Ernesto G.heart icon on user image
    Ernesto GutierrezMarch 24, 2018
    Great spot for lunch: quick, delicious and humble. The braised lamb steals the show but the steak, chicken and meatballs were great as well.
  • Doni G.
    Doni GoodmanApril 26, 2015
    Come here! Best falafel pita sandwich. Fresh ingredients, soft pita and delicious sauces. Unlike any falafel sandwich I've ever had.
  • Barton S.heart icon on user image
    Barton SmithJune 17, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Beautiful white-washed interior serving pita pockets full of flavor. I love their salmon for something light and healthy. They also sell beer!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 6, 2013
    If you need an inexpensive lunch or dinner near Union Square, or just an amazing pita sandwich, Taboonette's got ya covered.
  • Brookeheart icon on user image
    BrookeMay 16, 2014
    Fast, satisfying, affordable lunch. Chicken shawarma was amazing. Fluffy pita, yummy spices, crisp veggies, and awesome spicy sauce on the side!
  • Mil4n S.
    Mil4n SOctober 6, 2016
    Quick Lunch! Pulled pork in pita bread and beer to brake your working day between meetings and creativity :) btw I haven't seen 'spend my day in meetings' crowd
  • Ian G.heart icon on user image
    Ian GriggsAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken Shawarma Pita with hot sauce. The Brisket & Egg pita is great too.
  • Lucyheart icon on user image
    LucyNovember 13, 2017
    Cozy little spot for great plates for vegetarians and omnivores alike!
  • Superjonbot
    SuperjonbotJanuary 9, 2013
    Need some quick quality food at a spot that's a-ok to dine by yourself. Chicken Shwarma platter! If you like spicy, the green sauce if off the hook!
  • Kathy L.heart icon on user image
    Kathy LiuJune 26, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken shawarma and falafels are both great. Get the punch card to earn a free breakfast pita with 10 purchases.
  • David S.heart icon on user image
    David SchorrAugust 10, 2013
    Really delicious falafel! My only gripe is that they charge you for additional tahini. 1st time I've ever seen this & I've had falafel all over the world.
  • Kika G.
    Kika GFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're extremely hungry, get the pulled pork, it comes with delicious apple slaw. If you don't want to be in a post-eating, get a sabeech
  • Jeffery Z.heart icon on user image
    Jeffery ZouNovember 21, 2013
    These guys know how to season and grill. Chicken, pork, salmon all good. Rice platters pack a lot of flavor in a small package.
  • Frank R.heart icon on user image
    Frank RimalovskiJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent fast casual Greek/Mediterranean. Salmon rice plate was excellent! I'll be back. Cool vibe with cozy community style tables. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Stefano G.heart icon on user image
    Stefano GuidolinMarch 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The pulled pork plate is really something!! The way the meat mix with the spicy sauces and the sweetness of apples is amazing!
  • Dan P.heart icon on user image
    Dan PyatetskyAugust 23
    10. Salmon was great, lamb shawarma had great flavor but real rich. Will definitely try the chicken thighs and kofte.
  • Flora C.heart icon on user image
    Flora ChengSeptember 8, 2017
    Love the sabich sandwich! They stuff it with lots of Israeli salad, and comes with chips on the side.
  • Carmen M.heart icon on user image
    Carmen MagarMarch 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The shawarma and pita bread is delightful, but I also really like the roasted veggies
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamirezAugust 29, 2016
    It's a small place but the food is really good I enjoyed everything the staff were awesome and the menu is pretty good also
  • Mike K.
    Mike KelbermanJuly 11, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Salmon and egg pita on the breakfast menu is half price of the other items and served all day. Thank me later.
  • Isadora V.heart icon on user image
    Isadora VieiraApril 7, 2018
    Whole30 options! Every option can come either in a pan or pita, and the pan can be ordered without rice.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableApril 17, 2012
    Try the breakfast pitas at this fast-casual sister to Taboon. Don’t forget to add skhug, a spicy sauce of cilantro, garlic, jalapeño and Serrano peppers. Read more
  • Laurenheart icon on user image
    LaurenJune 16, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Kruveet plate, chicken, sweet potato falafel, hummus, homemade potato chips... all delicious. ☝️
  • Giant S.
    Giant SpoonJanuary 18, 2017
    Trevor's crazy about the breakfast sandwich, which is served all day. Be sure to check your order though...they've been known to mess up from time to time.
  • Umair Z.heart icon on user image
    Umair ZiaMarch 28, 2015
    Well well well... If it isn't some fresh & delicious ass Mediterranean food... Simple menu, great presentation, very satisfied.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListMarch 28, 2012
    The folks behind Taboon in Hell's Kitchen (and some of our favorite fried balls of dough) have opened this fast-casual "Middleterranean" spot near Union Square. Read more
  • Elan M.
    Elan MillerAugust 6, 2014
    Pitas are awesome (I'm looking at you pulled pork) but a little over priced. Eat here once you sell a company.
  • Colleen K.heart icon on user image
    Colleen KNovember 7, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    They seem to have changed their pita bread and it is 1000% less good 😢
  • ZZubinheart icon on user image
    ZZubinMarch 15, 2019
    The hummus is creamy and calling re Lambschwarma” is doing it a disservice. It’s too good.
  • Caitlin D.heart icon on user image
    Caitlin DickerboomFebruary 27, 2015
    Love everything here! The warm kale salad is great and quite large!
  • Matt K.
    Matt KiserNovember 30, 2012
    The salmon and egg pita is an epic hangover cure. Make sure to get the spicy green sauce with your take-out order.
  • Ben K.
    Ben K.July 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything here is delicious, especially the shakshuka pita. You MUST try the pulled pork nachos if they are available.
  • ZZubinheart icon on user image
    ZZubinFebruary 21, 2016
    The pitas are so fluffy. A decent healthyish "clean" fast casual move...,but it's not THAT good. Skip the kruveet...it's a bit short on flavor
  • Marta L.heart icon on user image
    Marta LandrumDecember 16, 2013
    When you order a pita to go, you don't get any of their awesome chips, so make sure to eat there.
  • miles l.heart icon on user image
    miles lennonJuly 1, 2016
    Get the chicken platter with quinoa and avocado. So good and quite large
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