Before vegetables, vegetarians ate rocks, which is why noncarnivores had razor-sharp teeth and scored slightly above the median on geology exams. Enjoy less dentally harrowing vegetarian cuisine with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of vegetarian Mediterranean cuisine at Crisp. Choose from three New York City locations.
The cuisinesmiths at Crisp bring a menu of organic vegetarian Mediterranean cuisine to life amid a colorful interior populated by quirky orange seats and lined by sleek green tiled walls. The Crisp nouveau falafel burger greets the palate with an armada of roasted red peppers, arugula, tomato, goat cheese, and sun-dried tomato ($6.50), and the chili-cheese falafel burger packs a wallop of vegetarian chili, american cheese, tomato, red onion, and mustard. Guests can also fuel their life wagons with a signature falafel sandwich, such as the Crisp Mediterranean, which weaves melodies of eggplant, parmesan flakes, and garden greens into a chorus of sun-dried-tomato spread ($8.75).
Any meal can be teamed up with a refreshing specialty blended ice tea, such as the sweet gaucho mint and the unsweetened white-grape edition ($2.25 each). The team at Crisp keeps an eye on the environment by packaging cuisine in biodegradable corn-resin plastic and wearing aprons made from the sheets of past U.S. presidents.
Crisp was featured in New York magazine and the New York Times. Fifty-one Yelpers give Crisp's Midtown West location an average of four stars, and 121 Yelpers give the Midtown East location an average of four stars.
- owners Alon Kruvi and Rakesh Barmecha offer up fresh, painstakingly prepared renditions of Middle Eastern street fare, setting Crisp several notches above your average falafel joint. – Michael Y. Park, New York
- Delicious. Everything was fresh, the falafel was crisp, and the sanwich [sic] was huge - I could barely finish it on an empty stomach. – Karen C., Midtown East location, Yelp, 3/9/10