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Published on 02/17/2012

February 17, 2012

Now Open: The Hummus and Pita Co., a Truly
Delectable Treat

posted February 17, 2012 by Melanie Meadows / No Comments

We recently attended the cocktail celebration of the opening of the new Mediterranean eatery The Hummus & Pita Co. located in Chelsea. This casual dining restaurant serves fresh, healthy, high quality Mediterranean food. Created by Jan Axelrod and run by her two sons David and Steve Pesso, this restaurant serves up flavors from places like Israel,Turkey,Syria and Morocco.

We were surprised at cozy classic décor as well as the impressive stone oven and extensive Mediterranean salad bar. What was the most impressive? The bread – baked pita is baked in a stone oven, and Laffa bread is baked in a or clay tandoor oven called a Taboon.

“Our team set out to create a Mediterranean eatery that delivers delicious authentic flavors…With freshly baked breads, meats from our taboon ovens, a wide variety of fresh vegetarian options and an atmosphere that is truly comfortable, The Hummus & Pita Co. is built to share this amazing food with everyone.”

The soft, warm doughy pitas and the flaky Laffa were served straight out of the stone and clay ovens on trays with bowls of creamy hummus, tangy pickled cabbage, and crunchy Israeli salad. Hummus came in several varieties that included traditional, Sundried Tomato and Jalapeno and Cilantro. Red and white wine was also served to round out a truly delectable meal.

Other items on the The Hummus & Pita Co. menu include a family Falafel recipe, specialty soups, a variety of Schnitzel preparations, baked goods such as Bourekas – flaky phyllo stuffed with cheese, potato or spinach, and handmade Baklava and Rugelach.

The Hummus & Pita Co is now opening; prices for meals range from $6 – $12.  The Hummus and Pita Co. and starting March the eatery will offer catering services.

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

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