As someone who is very much into food, I've had my fair share of good to even great meals. I've also had my share of mediocre to bad ones too. But very rarely, do I come across a meal that not only satisfied my hunger but also impressed me so much that it left me with the feeling of elation. Balaboosta is one such restaurant. From top to bottom, I was just happy. The food and the service was great. This is one restaurant that I would highly recommend to you even though I haven't even gone through what I had there yet. Yes, it was THAT good.
And that was only the beginning. Now onto the food! We started with a bunch of appetizers to share. First up, the fried olives with organic labne and harissa oil ($8). These delicious morsels of briny olives breaded and fried until crispy. And the ultra smooth strained yogurt with a punch of chili oil. A really great way to start off the meal.
We also shared two orders of the hummus ($9) which is made with a mortar and pestle and served with homemade za'atar spiced pita. The hummus was really luxurious and smooth. The pita came warm to the table and was so fluffy and thick. This is no ordinary pita. The amount of food we received was generous compared to the price.
214 Mulberry Street
New York, NJ 10012