Sunday, June 17, 2012

Hudson Valley Vegans - Meet Up Dinner at Aladdin Cafe

I belong to a Meet-Up group called Hudson Valley Vegans.  We recently got together and had a delicious dinner at Aladdin Café, in Hopewell Junction, New York.

Now, they are not a vegan restaurant, however, they prepared an ALL-VEGAN buffet for our group. 

The ambiance was very authentic Middle Eastern and I got that “very cozy” feeling when we were seated.  The wait staff,  consisting of Mills, and several other young ladies, was extremely nice, very knowledgeable about the menu and accommodating to our needs, and the food was served at a very good pace.

Our menu for the evening consisted of:


Falafel with Tahini Sauce and side cucumber & tomato salad

Tabbouleh Salad

Taziki dill sauce – Arabian

Pita Bread


Fattoush (Tomatoes, mint, lemon, cucumbers)

Mint Tea


Kepsaa – Basmati rice with tomato sauce, almonds, raisins, peas and carrots

M’ jedarah – Lentils, rice, onion with tahini sauce


Baklava – Filo dough with ground walnuts, spices, pistachio and syrup

Ghrieben (Arabian butter cookies) with pistachio nuts

It was a very nice evening and I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who may like fine Middle Eastern cuisine.

Members of Hudson Valley Vegans enjoying the food and company.


Kepsaa - This was my favorite dish!

M’ jedarah



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