If you have stumbled out of Greenwich Village bars in search of late night food, you are probably familiar with Mamoun’s. They serve inexpensive falafel ($3.50 for the sandwich), hummus, and shawarma in pitas or larger platters all day and night. It’s takeout only, so you won’t have to watch people drop falafel on their laps at 4am.
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After closing their East Village location, this Indian restaurant is now back with a more upscale space near Union Square.
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The Grey Dog
This Grey Dog location is large and spacious - it’s an easy spot for a coffee and a decent sandwich in Chelsea.
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