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A remote Mediterranean restaurant in Williamsburg: Zizi Limona

Dining Zizi Limona Restaurant Hummus and Cauliflower

We all know that Williamsburg is one of the trendiest NY neighborhoods, but there are still quite a few streets that tourists don’t quite yet reach – which is just perfect for us! Zizi Limona is a Mediterranean restaurant in Williamsburg that we really enjoy!

Dining Zizi Limona Restaurant Masabacha
Dining Zizi Limona Restaurant Shishito Peppers
Dining Zizi Limona Restaurant Cauliflower
Dining Zizi Limona Restaurant Beets
Dining at Zizi Limona Restaurant Salad
Dining Zizi Limona Restaurant Hummus and Cauliflower
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Dining Zizi Limona Restaurant Coffee
Dining Zizi Limona Restaurant Inside
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Even though tourists are discovering this street in Williamsburg, it’s still a bit secluded from the craziness of the neighborhood. Havemeyer Street is the home to some pretty amazing dining spots, coffee shops, so we do incentivize you to roam around a bit.

Just note: the street is crosses through Metropolitan Avenue and has a weird shape to it, if you see it on a map.

We recently had lunch at Zizi Limona, that opened in October of ’12.

At Zizi, we felt like we ate a feast! It was delicious and this is what we had:

  • Black Cumin Cauliflower on tahini topped with tomato salsa and black cumin seeds
  • Charred Beet & Lentil with finely chopped root veggies, raw tahini, silan
  • Masabacha with grilled tomato, warm ground chickpeas, tahini, lemon, cumin, parsley
  • Hummus with freshly made hot pita bread
  • Shishito Peppers with white beans and harissa aioli
  • Salad with greens, purple onions, cabbage, cherry tomatoes with a delicious sauce

And, of course we would never skip dessert! We tried a pretty peculiar dish. It was a vegan berries delight with raspberries sorbet, walnut soil, rhubarb jellies and fresh berries. Beautiful presentation and tasty too!

We just love this Mediterranean restaurant in Williamsburg!

After having lunch there, just walk around to explore a bit that part of Willyb.

Go grab a tea at Little Choc Apothecary, where they create all their blends in-house, plus, they have a fantastic selection of “medicinal blends that improves all aspects of your physical, mental, and spiritual health.” Oh! And they are the first and only vegan crêperie in New York! So good!

If you want to just kick on into the night, you can pass by for a drink at Lighthouse BK (one of our favorites), or enjoy the rooftop space at Night of Joy.

And, if you decide you want help to figure out your trip to NYC, let us know what you want and we’ll show how our Travel Planning Services works!

Enjoy!

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 11pm
Friday: 12pm – 12am
Saturday: 11am – 12am
Sunday: 11am – 11pm

Location: 129 Havemeyer Street

www.zizilimona1.com


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Brussels Vegan

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In the mood for Middle Eastern cuisine, try Hummus Kitchen

Dining Hummus Kitchen Restaurant Full Table

New York City surely has it all when we talk about dining experiences. If you enjoy Middle Eastern cuisine, Hummus Kitchen is definitely one of the restaurants to visit.

Dining Hummus Kitchen Restaurant Quinoa Salad
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Don’t you wake up sometimes totally in the mood for hummus, right? We do!

With 3 different locations in Manhattan – Hell’s Kitchen, Upper East Side and Murray Hill – we decided to visit the one in Hell’s Kitchen this time…and we simply loved it.

It’s a small place, with around 20 tables, a small façade, a very welcoming environment with gorgeous brick walls (yes, we’re into brick walls, lol), and an extremely outgoing and polite staff.

We got there around 12:30pm and in no time the place was full, plus the delicious smell from the kitchen started subtly invading the entire place – don’t worry, it doesn’t stick to your clothes and hair….!

We tried several different Vegan dishes (see picture), like:

  • Super-Healthy Salad – Quinoa, apricot, cranberry, walnuts and charred beets with fresh lemon juice and mint dressing
  • Charred Beets – Tahini, silan, organic mixed greens & walnuts
  • The Falafel – Falafel balls made from greens and chickpea, served with tahini, cured cabbage and grilled onion
  • Cauliflower – With tahini, grilled red onion and thyme
  • The Hummus Kitchen – Platter divided by four types of hummus: chickpea, chicken (we substituted for the vegetarian hummus), tahini and plain

Desserts were aaaamazing:

  • Malabi – Mediterranean flan topped with coconut, pistachio & grenadine
  • The Kitchen Kadif – Halva parfait on shredded filo dough topped with halva & silan

We were super satisfied with out lunch and had no space for dessert.

But, we’re definitely going back to try the Loco Morocco, a chocolate mousse cake with coconut and whipped cream over dark chocolate sauce! We simply love Middle Eastern cuisine.

Oh! Are you vegan? They have some fantastic options (some we tried, as we listed above)!

Want to explore the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen?

After lunch, you can pass by Fountain House Gallery, that hosts amazing exhibitions and installations. If you’re more the night-owl type, you will certainly have a great time at The Press Lounge rooftop bar.

Plus, you’re only a few blocks away from Central Park and the Hudson River. If you have kids, walk towards the river to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

And still, if you’re looking for a place to stay in the neighborhood, you can try The OUT NYC or the Yotel Hotel.

Last, but not least, let us help you our planning your trip and hooking you up with the most fantastic activities through our Concierge Services. Wait! Are you a business? We can make everything seamless for you, your clients and employees. Talk to our experts to see our Corporate Services.

Hours:
Monday – Sunday: 11am – 11:30pm

Location: 768 9th Avenue (b/w 51st and 52nd)

http://hummuskitchen.com

 

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Brussels Vegan

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