A Yiddish term that means the perfect housewife and mother. She’s the fearless emotional center of her family, who makes sure her table is not only full of gorgeous food, but also full of friends, love, laughter.
Chef Einat Admony opened Balaboosta to share her vivacious personal food, full of sun-drenched inspiration from Israel and her family’s Persian and Yemenite background.
A reboot of the original Balaboosta, this new incarnation (now at 611 Hudson St) is the next expression of Admony’s modern Israeli concept. Partner and husband Stefan Nafziger presents a curated list of top-notch wines from the region’s most ambitious winemakers.
Beginning with Taïm (serving arguably the city’s best falafel at their five locations,) and now with Balaboosta and their new North African couscous restaurant Kish-Kash, the couple brings the best of Israeli spirit from their hearts to your table.
Chef Einat's mother, Ziona,
Tel Aviv, 1968
Now Serving Lunch!
Monday - Friday
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Monday - Friday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Sunday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays
11:00am - 3:00pm
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For parties larger than 10 people check out our private dining option
Bring some Balaboosta flavor to your own kitchen, with a copy of Chef Einat Admony’s cookbook. The beautifully produced volume offers more than 125 recipes, for dishes to soothe the soul, feed the kids, or entertain friends with easy sophistication.
“Inventive and heartily satisfying twists on Middle-Eastern-meets-Mediterranean cuisine.”
--The New York Times
“Not many cookbooks inspire you to try each and every recipe, but that isn’t the case with Balaboosta. The food is gorgeous and brash, brightly colored and seductive.”
-- David Tanis, author of One Good Dish,
and A Platter of Figs
Get your signed copy on your next visit to any of our restaurants, or buy the book wherever cookbooks are sold.