I was with a good friend waiting for a “special friend of his” in the Flatiron District and I still had yet to eat lunch and he wanted a refreshing beverage. I needed quick and al fresco, he needed W-Fi. ilili Box the outdoors outpost  of Lebanese Mediterranean restaurant ilili on 5th Ave was just what we were looking for. They offer primarily pita wraps (or in a box for you ladies and gents looking to cut carbs) that include Chicken, Lamb, Duck, couple of Falafel versions and a number of vegetarian choices. I ordered the Pressed Sumac Chicken with Lebanese pickles and garlic whip. For sides they have Phoenician Fries with Aleppo Garlic Whip and Sumac a Salt, Hommus, and Brussel Sprouts. I went Phoenician and the Aleppo Garlic Whip on the already great fries was a new taste sensation.

To drink they have beer, wine, water…however I would strongly recommend you get ilili’s Green Lemonade, this is one of my absolute favorite lemonades in the city and iilli’s makes their magical elixir with Cucumber Ginger and Mint. Great fairly priced food, amazing lemonade, free Wi-Fi and some fairly amazing people watching makes ilili Box a great Spring and Summer spot to grab a bite…while waiting for someone special to saunter over…

ilili Box is located at 24th and Broadway

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