Nish Nush, Financial District

Nish Nush, Financial District

This post is in collaboration with Nish Nush.

Earlier this month, I was invited to Nish Nush to sample their vegetarian Mediterranean food. Great for grabbing a quick, healthy bite, the newest location on John St has an unusual rustic industrial vibe and plenty of seating for those busy lunch hours. From soups and salads, to platters and smoothies, there’s something for everyone at Nish Nush.

The evening started with a light, but satisfying cauliflower soup. It’s just a simple veggie soup, but I think we all needed it to warm up from the cold. I liked that it had a subtle hint of heat. P.S. All of the tabletops are covered in a layer of chickpeas. How fun is that?

Cauliflower Soup, Nish Nush

The highlight of the evening was a fully loaded Mediterranean platter. Three types of falafel, creamy hummus, smoky babaganoush, roasted cauliflower with tahini, roasted beets, Moroccan carrots, and of course, some freshly made pitas. It’s no secret that I love Mediterranean food, so when presented with a colorful Mediterranean platter, I had to stop and marvel at it for a few minutes before diving in.

Mediterranean Platter, Nish Nush

The hummus and babaganoush were lovely, and the veggies were good too. I haven’t had roasted cauliflower in a while and was reminded of how much I enjoy it, especially with the tahini dipping sauce.

For me, the best part of the platter was the falafel. I’m fully aware that’s the fattiest part, but hey, a girl’s gotta indulge from time to time, right? The green falafel and spinach & mushroom falafel were tasty, but the roasted red pepper falafel was hands down my favorite. It’s not spicy on the first bite, but the heat slowly sneaks up on you.

In addition to the Mediterranean eats, Nish Nush also serves up some pretty nice smoothies. I enjoyed the raspberry, mango, yogurt blend, as well as a pineapple, melon, ginger smoothie. The limonana frozen mint lemonade was such a treat too. I could drink that all day long in the summertime. Many thanks to owner Eyal Hen for bringing out a steady stream of smoothies to our smoothie obsessed table. It was great to chat with him about the food too!

Note: This post is in collaboration with Nish Nush. I was invited as a guest to this establishment and received a complimentary meal. This was not in exchange for a positive review and all opinions expressed here are my own.


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  • Reply
    Mitzie Mee

    I like the chickpea “table cloths”. Really cool but probably difficult to keep clean between the chickpeas:):)
    I love falafel too, and down here you can choose to have them baked instead of fried to cut down on the calories, but it’s far from the same. Falafel just has to be fried:)

    • Reply

      Agreed! Falafel has to be fried. ;) Nothing risque about this post now that the internet authorities have lifted the ban, lol. :P

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