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Shai Is an Israeli-Inspired Restaurant Serving Hummus, Falafel, Shawarma, and Several Vegetarian Plates. Shai Delivers Fresh Mediterranean Food in New York City. Menu Crafted by Top Chef Master Franklin Becker.

Menu

Hummus

A chickpea and sesame tahini blend served with freshly baked pita.

HUMMUS, TAHINA, SUMAC & EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
A classic presentation of our hummus finished with sesame tahini sauce, extra virgin olive oil, a citrusy sumac spice & Calabrian chili. Served with our own freshly baked pita.
$10

HUMMUS, FALAFEL, CHOPPED SALAD & TAHINI
Our Hummus with Falafel, seasoned chickpea fritters deep fried until golden brown, and a freshly chopped salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, and scallions, along with tahini sauce & sumac, giving it a garden fresh lemony finish.
$13

HUMMUS, SPICED CHICKEN SHAWARMA, EGGPLANT, SCHUG
Our hummus is served with sliced spice-rubbed & spit roasted chicken shawarma, eggplant flavored with grilled onions, preserved lemons & pickled raisins. Schug, a Middle Eastern spicy herb sauce with garlic & Thai chilies, is served on the side.
$15

HUMMUS, STEWED CHICKPEAS & PARSLEY SALAD
Our Hummus served with warm chickpeas stewed in extra virgin olive oil, garlic, oregano, thyme, lemon zest, and spices. Fresh parsley tossed with lemon, Calabrian Chili, sea salt & extra virgin olive oil tops the dish.
$12
CHOICE OF SAUCE: GREEN SCHUG, MANGO AMBA, HARISSA, TEHINA
Green Schug - A Middle Eastern spicy sauce made from Fresh Hot Peppers seasoned with Coriander, Fresh garlic & various Spices.
Mango Amba - Amba is a Middle Eastern pickled Mango condiment that's particularly common in Iraq, Saudi Arabia & Israel.
Harissa - A Hot Chili Paste that originated in Tunisia, North Africa.
Tehina - Whipped Sesame Tahini with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Water, Fresh Garlic, Salt & Fresh Lemon Juice.
SWEET POTATO "HUMMUS" LEMON, TEHINA & SPICES
Our Sweet Potato "Hummus" is an ethereal blend of sweet potatoes, olive oil, lemon, tahini & spices. This dish does not contain chickpeas. Served with our house-made pita it is truly delicious.
$11

Lavash Wraps

CHICKEN SHAWARMA
Lettuce, tomato, onions, Schug, harissa, and tahini
$15


BEEF KOFTA KEBABS
Lettuce, tomato, onions, Schug, harissa, and tahini
$15


FALAFEL
Lettuce, tomato, hummus, sumac, onions, Schug, harissa, and tahini
$14


Sides & Salatim

CHOPPED SALAD
A simple salad of Fresh Chopped Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Onion, Fresh Lemon Juice, Fresh Parsley, Olive Oil & Salt.
$4


EGGPLANT
Roasted Eggplant is flavored with Onions, Preserved Lemons & Pickled Raisins.
$4

TABBOULEH SALAD
Bulgur, mint, tomatoes
$6

FALAFEL
Falafel, a ground Chickpea Fritter with Herbs & Spices, deep fried till golden brown, served with a side of Whipped Tehina for dipping.
$4

GRILLED BEETS
Our beets are braised & grilled with Middle Eastern spices. Served with whipped sesame tahini & finished with Berber, and exotic Ethiopian spice mix.
$6


ROASTED CAULIFLOWER
Flash fried cauliflower florets mixed with chermoula, a mixture of chopped cilantro, parsley, mint, garlic & spices. We finish it with Aleppo chili, fresh lemon zest & prunes for a hint of sweetness.
$6


EXTRA PITA
Prepared Fresh daily in our kitchen.
$1.50



mediterranean eats

Shai Delivers Comfort Food Scratch-Made Using the Best Ingredients of The Season. Blending Israeli-Inspired Recipes with Bold and Inspiring Flavors, Our Menu Is Crafted to Satisfy All Who Crave a Taste of The Mediterranean or A Delicious Middle Eastern Adventure. Several Vegan and Vegetarian Options Are Available.

We Hope to Serve You Soon and Often.

our story

Meant for Sharing, Israeli Cuisine Is Predominantly Plant-Based, Incorporating a Bevy of Healthy Foods Including Grass-Fed Meats and Fish, Chickpeas, Garlic, Olive Oil, Sesame Seeds, Spices and Vegetables. Shai Delivers in New York City Anywhere from 92nd St to 170th River to River.