If you’ve ever had a hard time deciding what to eat for brunch, you’ll understand the appeal of this Israeli-inspired restaurant’s over-the-top brunch platter. There’s hummus, labneh, plenty of tahini, Israeli salad, shakshuka and more, all nestled together side-by-side on a simple tray. Located in NYC’s East Village, Spiegel is a sunlit restaurant that serves an impressive menu of classic Israeli dishes.
According to Delish.com, owner Shmuli Avital launched the brunch platter concept earlier this year, and it’s caught on. The platters feed groups of three or six, so don’t worry–New Yorkers aren’t noshing through this by themselves.
If you’re worried about all the flavors mixing together, this might not be for you. But if you’re an adventurous and somewhat messy eater, you’ll understand Avital’s sentiment–“All the flavors are mixing…it’s just beautiful.”
Inspired? Making your own brunchy feast at home is easy, especially if you have a fridge that’s regularly stocked with Israeli classics like hummus and pita. Shakshuka you’ll want to make fresh in the morning, but the rest can be done ahead of time.
Elements of a DIY Israeli Brunch Platter, for sharing:
Featured image from Spiegel’s Facebook page.