Since opening last week, Kulushkat Gourmet Falafel, on Dean Street just east of Fifth Avenue, has already begun to make waves with its fresh and super-authentic Israeli cuisine, based on recipes from owner Yagil Kadosh's mother, Yafa, who was actually working in the kitchen earlier this afternoon!
The Classic Falafel, above ($5.50), is crunchy, garlicky, and topped with tahini, Israeli salad, and your choice of toppings, including hummus, marinated eggplant or carrots, and Israeli pickles.
The basic hummus plate ($5.00) comes heaped with homemade hummus, fresh chick peas, a glug of olive oil and herbs and spices. Surprisingly, it pairs very well with sarsaprilla from Maine Root.
The premium Israeli salad pairs cucumbers, tomatoes, and onion with chick peas, pine nuts, hard boiled egg, and tahini.
Schnitzel is, surprisingly, a very popular dish in Israel, and they certainly do it justice here ($8.50). Chicken breast is breaded (with homemade breadcrumbs made from Amy's Bread), fried, and served with seasoned fries and tahini. It tastes like the best chicken fingers you've ever had.
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Kulushkat Gourmet Falafel, 446C Dean St, Brooklyn NY 11217. 347-799-1972. Free delivery, min $12.