The feverishly popular Tel Aviv-born Israeli street food chain, Miznon, throws open the doors to its first Boston outpost today (April 6) in Seaport with a pita-stuffed menu that confidently strolls away from classic accompaniments like baba ganoush and hummus.
At the newest location of the casual cafe (107 Seaport Boulevard, Boston), thick, fluffy pita stuffed with unconventional ingredients stars on the menu, alongside non-pita dishes like the “run over potato” (a baked potato flattened between parchment with sour cream, garlic, dill, and scallion), “bag of green beans” (green beans with olive oil, lemon, and salt), and the kind of whole roasted cauliflower welcomed on many Israeli menus these days.
Pita plays the lead role though, cradling a seared, smashed burger dressed with garlic aioli and cheese; avocado and hard-boiled egg with aioli; and wild mushrooms roasted on a hot steel before cooling off with sour cream and a sprinkling of scallions. As a nod to Boston, the Seaport location riffs on “fish and chips” with branzino, potato aioli, parsley, and vinegar filling one of the pitas.
Israel-based celebrity chef Eyal Shani debuted the first Miznon in Tel Aviv in 2011, with expansions to Paris, Vienna, Melbourne, and Singapore following. The fast casual cafe planted its first flag stateside at New York City’s Chelsea Market in 2018 with hordes of hungry diners crowding the new restaurant. There are now three (soon four) outlets sprinkled throughout New York City, but the Seaport location marks the brand’s first U.S. foray outside New York.
“We are excited to open Miznon in Boston’s Seaport, where we take the highest cuisine and the highest ingredients and make fine food served inside a pita. Miznon was born of a desire to reconnect with the energy of the street and the people,” Shani said via a press release, adding, “We want to capture the city’s essence in each location.”
Miznon is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with dine-in, pick-up, and delivery through major delivery apps.