Saturday, November 28, 2015

Restaurant notes: Falafel returning to 18th Street

A shop called Crisp will replace the short-lived Falafel Factory.

Restaurant notes: Falafel returning to 18th Street


Those in search of pita after the demise of the short-lived Falafel Factory on 18th Street between Market and Chestnut should be in luck this summer.

The first franchise of Crisp, an Israeli-by-the-way-of-New York high-end falafel operation, has signed a lease at 32 S. 18th St.

Partner Vlad Uchenik is trading in his life as a COO in financial services, and friend Paul Ferker is putting aside retail, to open the shop in July or realistically in August.

Here's the New York website to scope out. Uchenik says his space will look similar.
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