I’m sure this soup has an official name, but I don’t know what it is. It’s the lentil soup you can find at every falafel shop in NYC and was a constant feature of my daily meals while I lived there. It’s not something I have ever really seen again. I’ve never seen this served in California and even in France where falafel shops are everywhere, I have never seen this served. Once I no longer lived in New York I missed this soup and the comforting flavors so much that I figured out how to recreate it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.