12 Chairs

12 Chairs

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56 MacDougal St. #B, New York, NY 10012

A modest exterior (the red awning is as flashy as it gets) makes it easy to look past this unique little McDougal Street eatery, which has had SoHo buzzing since its mid '90s debut. 12 Chairs is a welcome departure for diners seeking " a quick, casual something" that isn't pizza or burgers. Initially, the tidy takeout place made a name for itself by serving homemade traditional Middle Eastern favorites like hummus, falafel, and babaganoush plates, but the present menu has expanded significantly to now include Eastern European staples like schnitzel and jachnun, which is a rolled dough that is buttered and baked slowly. If it’s a nice day, enjoy a café latte or iced coffee at one of the bistro tables outside.

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