There’s Never Too Much Toum…Or Dessert! 🥙🥙🍨🍨

Too Much Toum! 

Yea there’s no such thing. For those uninitiated, Toum is Lebanese for garlic, so as we said, there’s no such thing as Toum much. Toum is known as the national condiment of Lebanon, and its signature dip, for good reason, you can put this stuff on anything. No seriously, test it out. 

While trying to recommend Lebanese fair to friends visiting, founders Christine and Rodrigue realized there weren’t many places they could go, and the idea for Toum was born. They would introduce authentic Lebanese cuisine to us grateful New Yorkers. 

Toum hit the streets in 2012 with their brand new food truck, eager to serve the masses. From the Upper West Side to Midtown, to Fidi, people just couldn’t get enough. Fast forward to today and Toum finally has a brick & mortar location so we can all stop chasing down that elusive truck. Stop by for juicy chicken shawarma, served with Toum (of course), Fattoush salad, pickled turnips, and freshly made pita. Try the classic crispy falafel rice bowl, served with rice and vermicelli, creamy tahini, and pita. 

Looking for something light and fresh? Don’t miss the Tabbouleh salad with beef shawarma, served with creamy tahini, pickled onions, and fresh parsley. They also have delicious sides, such as pumpkin kibbeh (bulgur with minced onions, and spices stuffed with pumpkin), beef kibbeh, and spinach pies. 

There’s really no way you can go wrong, so step up Toum the plate and try one of their dishes today! 

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Don’t Forget Dessert: Magnolia Bakery 

Magnolia Bakery is delivering fall in a cup! This Tuesday and Thursday check out the pumpkin gingersnap banana pudding. Limited quantities are available. 

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Also, this week’s sample in residence.

Blondies & brownies that break all the rules, made from chickpeas with no compromise on taste. 

Hello, Rule Breaker Snacks. 

Get rebellious with GF and plant-based flavors: Birthday Cake, Chocolate Chunk, Deep Chocolate, P Nutter. 

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New This Week. Dip Into Hummus & Dessert! 🥙

At The Hummus Pita & Co., there are “so many ways to love it.”  Love what, exactly? The world’s most-loved, tastiest, and arguably healthiest, chickpea spread — hummus. True, this wildly successful chain does sell all things hummus. The Chef’s family recipe is a staple in all (yes, all!) dishes, and dessert hummuses are also a specialty. (Chocolate hummus! Cake batter hummus! Cookie dough hummus! Disclaimer: Not available on Stadium, we’re just making a PSA.)

As one would expect in fast-casual land, there’s a myriad of combinations one could choose to assemble the perfect pita, platter, or laffa (an authentic Middle Eastern bread that’s thicker and chewier than pita). The menu takes you through a maze of MidEast flavors via their process of “starting” your meal (with a protein), “making” your meal (with your vessel of choice), “filling” & “topping” it (with fresh salads, condiments, grains), and surely, “saucing” it (with popular things like tahina and tzatziki as well as ooooh… harissa. As in that delicious spicy stuff.

But… with so many combinations, it’s easy to make a mistake hence why we’ve carefully curated the best of the best and the colorful-est of the colorful-est so you can forget the thinking and focus on the eating you’re most welcome. And by the way, while The Hummus Pita Co. is indeed fast, expect these guys to use real-deal methods of cooking their food. Gyros spin daily on a vertical grill, and chicken and steak are marinated overnight then cooked tender in a taboon oven.

Try it this week. 

STAFF PICK:

Jonny says: Don’t tell your grandma but these Levain cookies might just be better than her’s! 🤫🤫🤫

Get them while you can this Wednesday and Friday! 

And this week, our samples come from pancake mix mavens FlapJacked.  They’re debuting a new cookie bar.

Choose among Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Brownie or Chocolate Chip.

Perfect for our chocolatiers. A macro, probiotic, soft, chewy cookie bar. All-new, all-tasty, all healthy.