Minzon NYC

If you want to experience Chelsea market before it is overrun with Google employees, I highly recommend you head to Minzon for Israeli Street Food. This is the first location in the United States for this (chain) restaurant by Israeli Master Chef Eyal Shani. It all starts with the Pita, which is baked to perfection, with just enough sweetness.  There are a variety of vegan and non-vegan options, and it's really hard to go wrong. They are famous for their cauliflower, which is outstanding; it is simply prepared by boiling, baking and basting with olive oil and salt.  It’s also nice to hear some Hebrew spoken by the staff there. Thank you Louper Liora Y, an expert in all things Israel! If you can make your way to Israel, Shani's restaurants are a must-hit --- Don't miss Ha Salon and North Abraxus