Crisp Debuts Falafel Burgers and More
What’s slightly healthier than a cheeseburger? A falafel cheeseburger. And for those of you with “Eat healthier” New Year’s Resolutions, our favorite crazy falafel place Crisp, has delivered such a thing. In the past week, Crisp has undergone another menu change, adding three types of falafel burgers, veggie chili, and a design your own sandwich/salad option (allowing us to recreate “The Taj” or “The Asia”). Me, I wanted in on this falafel burger.
The simplest and cheapest of the three burger options ($4.75) is the Crisp Classic: lettuce, tomato, pickle, red onions, American cheese, special dressing, and a falafel patty. It was hard to get a photo of the patty since it was covered in shredded lettuce, but if you’ve had their falafel, you can imagine the goodness that is their patty. It’s just a big flattened falafel ball. I’m ambivalent about the cheese slice, part of me wanted it to be melted on, but the heat for the melting probably would have ruined the patty. The patty’s temperature is more akin to a veggie burger than a hamburger; in fact, the entire meal is more akin to a veggie burger. I did thoroughly enjoy the meal-a side order of their steak fries rounded out my order-and it allows for some unhealthy eating without the need for an afternoon nap. Now the Chili Cheese burger just might be overdoing it though.
Crisp, Multiple Locations
- 684 3rd Ave (on 43rd), 212-661-0000
- 110 W 40th St (btw. B’way+6th) 212-278-8978