Your Weekly Indulgence: Knafecakes at Shoo Shoo in NoLita

by | Mar 21, 2019 | Brunch, Dining, Featured, Your Weekly Indulgence

Your Weekly Indulgence is a new column highlighting the most luxurious dishes New York has to offer. Use the hashtag #ywidowntown and tag us @downtownmagnyc on Instagram to let us know how you’re indulging!

We absolutely love the cozy Mediterranean gem Shoo Shoo in NoLita, and we are thrilled that they are now open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday–Friday in addition to dinner those days and brunch and dinner on the weekends. The friendly space invites you in for colorful breakfast offerings like smoothie bowls, fresh juices, “shookshooka,” and lots of Israeli salad.

shoo shoo interior
Photo courtesy of Front of House

But we’re most excited about the knafecakes – a combination of knafe (a dessert of sweet cheese sandwiched between layers of phyllo shreds all soaked in syrup) and pancakes. Two pancakes are stuffed with melted sweet curds and walnuts then topped with rose syrup and fresh berries, just for good measure. Sinking your fork into these beauties will take you right to the beaches of Tel Aviv without ever leaving the streets of New York.

Shoo Shoo
371 Broome Street
Breakfast: Tuesday–Friday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lunch: Tuesday–Friday, 12:00–4:00 PM
Dinner: Tuesday–Sunday, 5:30–11:00 PM
Brunch: Saturday–Sunday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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