Recently opened in mid-town Manhattan, PITOPIA is a salad and hummus bar offering fresh, healthy, vegetarian Mediterranean cuisine at a very reasonable price under the kosher supervision of the Orthodox Union. Just a few months old, it is already garnering rave reviews from admiring customers who’ve eaten its tasty, fresh meals.
"Our goal is to make this the hippest, trendiest falafel shop in New York City,” says Kevin Cohnen, co-owner with Jackie Ho.
Kevin and Jackie are no strangers to the restaurant business, having run the popular Eden Wok since 1995. “With Pitopia, we’re aiming to attract the younger, health-conscious generation with delicious Mediterranean cuisine that’s both good for you and very reasonably priced,” says Kevin. “We are committed to using the finest and freshest ingredients, giving you extensive choices in a vibrant atmosphere and ensuring prompt, friendly service.”
Signature dishes at Pitopia are falafel, pita and the fresh authentic salad – all meticulously prepared in a way that sets them apart from the usual falafel shop fare.
“In Israel, I discovered the most wonderful falafel served in a café owned by a nice Israeli couple,” Kevin says. “They gave me the recipe and then trained Jackie for two months in the art of preparing this moist and flavorful dish.”
“Tasting our fluffy pita is an adventure of its own,” Kevin continues. “It’s all made fresh hourly from white or whole wheat flour.”
Add a host of unlimited toppings: red cabbage, beets, tabouli, amba (a spicy mango sauce) and sauces: tahini, cilantro tahini, garlic, hot sauce and salsa and you have the makings of a delicious and nutritious low-cost lunch – to eat in or take out.
1369 Broadway (at 37th Street)
New York, NY
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