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Zaitooni Deli on Mechanic Street in Red Bank has a rackful of Middle Eastern foods, including pistachio halawa (or halva, as the Israelis call it). It’s a sweet treat mixture of tahini and pistachio that Zaitooni owner Jamil Hage says he eats right out of the container with a spoon. $5.75
The hummus wrap and red lentil soup at Zaitooni Deli. (Click to enlarge)
The second in PieHole‘s occasional series on What’s for Lunch takes us to Zaitooni Deli, a cozy little nook on Mechanic Street in Red Bank that may just transport you to the Middle East for a few moments.