Haile is a small spot on Avenue B near Tompkins Square Park with excellent Ethiopian food. Every main here comes with two vegetable sides (one of yours should be the chickpeas) and enough injera (spongy flatbread) to feed you for two meals. Haile’s space is quiet and comfortable enough for a date, dinner with relatives, or the small group of people at work you actually feel like hanging out with after work.
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