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Robin Raisfeld & Rob Patronite, NY Magazine

“The U.G. was particularly taken with the clever breakfast-sandwich interpretation of shakshuka, the skillet-cooked egg dish. Here a sunny-side-up egg is tucked into a puffy, Israeli-style pita with a garlicky tomato-and-onion stew and garnished with cilantro, tahini, and the Yemeni hot sauce srug: a Middle Eastern Egg McMuffin of sorts. But don’t be fooled. Despite the presence of Israeli standards like sabich sandwiches and beef-and-lamb kebabs, Taboonette is no ordinary hummus joint. It takes a much worldlier approach. Hence the pulled-pork pocket with fennel-jicama-apple slaw and chicharrónes, and the zucchini cakes loaded with herbs and feta.”

Carey Jones, Serious Eats

“Yeah, it was pretty awesome. So we went back a few hours later to order just about everything on the menu.

The takeaway? Taboonette® is priced like any old stuff-in-a-pita lunch counter. But across the board, their sandwiches and plates are imaginative, boldly spiced, and pretty damn delicious.”

Perez Hilton

“Courtney Love looks like she feels w-Hole in the city that never sleeps!
The lovely Love was seen wearing a cool tee shirt featuring the triangular Eye of Providence, which in turn gave us an eyeful of midriff. How providential!
She was spotted with some friends in the East Village, right by Union Square, and her posse was seen stationed outside the delicious Taboonette! Hmm, maybe she was dishing about her upcoming album and memoir while eating some AHmazing dishes!”

Wall Street Journal

“At Taboonette®, there is no such thing as an empty pocket. Not for long, anyway.

At the “Middleterranean®” restaurant—combining the flavors of the Middle East with those of the Mediterranean—they have stuffed “everything we could think of in a pita,” said co-owner Danny Hodak.”


The Musings of Ron Kapon

“Union Square Treasure

What exactly was Middleterranean cuisine? I quickly learned that it was a happy marriage of flavors from both the Middle East and the Mediterranean.”

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“Taboonette, in the Union Square neighborhood, is one of the area’s most popular eateries. They have coined the term, “Middleterranean” to reflect both the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences that define their delicious specialty cuisine.

We like that you will find a tasty selection no matter what your dietary preferences are. There are plant-based foods, gluten-free choices, and very traditional offerings.

All of Taboonette’s menu items have that perfectly seasoned, fresh taste that keeps you coming back for more.”

Mimi F.

“Fantastic! I was looking for a quick but tasty lunch in union square. You can stop looking because Taboonette was amazing. I had a hummus bowl with sweet potato falafel. It was epic!”

Richard K.

“Food is off the hook! I had the brisket with brown rice and my gf had the arugula salad. Meat was slow cooked soft delicious-ness not too spiced up, just perfect!”

Gina A.

“Unbelievable. I went in thinking it was going to be basic takeout Middle Eastern food. No. It’s so much more than that. I really couldn’t believe how good it was. I had the salmon pita and I have never had anything like it. It was probably the best Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food I have ever had.”


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