Taïm Falafel and Smoothie Bar

Taïm Falafel and Smoothie Bar

Falafel Restaurant and Israeli Restaurant$$$$
West Village, New York
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  • falafel
  • healthy food
  • hummus
  • smoothies
  • vegetarian food
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  • Mike W.
    Mike WinstonJuly 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Sabich Sandwich is my favorite vegetarian dish in NYC. It's loaded with eggplant, hard-boiled egg, hummus, and more but the amba sauce is the key. Read all about my visit on WinstonWanders below!! Read more
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaJanuary 12
    A nice vegetarian option. The falafel platter is filling with the hummus, salad, bread and freshly made falafel. The restaurant is small and narrow but there is a bench and a few stools.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 3, 2016
    "The falafel sandwich is so good here. The only problem is that I never know which flavor to get, so I get one green (herb) and one harissa." - Chef Albert Di Meglio Read more
  • Tohm S.
    Tohm SansaniSeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Been going to Taim since it opened and it's the best falafel in the city. Unless you hate cilantro: order the green falafel sandwich (sans cabbage) and prepare for your taste buds to explode! 😋
  • Hyo Min K.
    Hyo Min KwonMarch 13, 2015
    There was a good food for lunch or dinner. And also food tastes so good. Desert food is very traditional food in Turkey. I am definitely going to visit there again.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceSeptember 13, 2010
    Try the Sabich-Slabs of eggplant are fried into crisp, silken submission & layered into a pita along w/ shredded cabbage, Israeli salad (diced tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley), hummus, & hard-boiled egg.
  • Adam M.
    Adam MayNovember 18, 2015
    Take it from an Israeli. Best falafel in the city. From the bread, to the construction, to the different flavored of perfectly cooked falafel. Perfection. Better than most places in Israel
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley ChanFebruary 20
    These falafel balls made me reevaluate my belief that most falafels taste the same. These are perfectly crunchy on the outside and smooth in the centre. Get the falafel platter with 3 types of balls.
  • Alp O.
    Alp OzcelikJune 1, 2014
    Obsessed with the falafel sandwiches! (Harissa is my fave.) Their truffle fries are also absolutely yummy; they come with saffron aioli and you'll be sad to see how quickly you eat them all.
  • Megan B.
    Megan BakerAugust 20, 2014
    Entirely vegetarian falafel place (the daily specials are especially interesting) with awesome gluten free options. Service can be an issue, especially at lunch, and the line situation is untenable.
  • Matt Z.
    Matt ZoufalyOctober 26, 2014
    Regular green falafel with baba ganoush! Get fries with it and it's the perfect dinner before heading out to the various bars in the area. Get the hot sauce and with your falafel.
  • Celena C.
    Celena ChanAugust 25, 2015
    The Harissa falafel platter is my favorite! It comes with 7 falafel a, two refreshing salads, hummus and seasoned pita. Great smoothies as well.
  • D K.
    D KFebruary 5, 2015
    I order the mixed falafel platter and it was so good and very filling. I meant to take a photo but I couldn't wait to dig in! Only downside is the place is super tiny so taking it to go is likely.
  • Core Pilates N.
    Core Pilates NYCApril 12, 2012
    Huge, tasty falafel made fresh to order. Bonus: they're also gluten-free & the menu is strictly vegetarian & mostly vegan. Traditional Middle Eastern fare with a gourmet twist. Try the saffron aioli.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SpagnoloApril 6, 2015
    The mini-platter of green falafel is definitely enough for a yummy (but not to heavy) lunch. Four falafels in total, plus Israeli salad. Ask for extra hot sauce. Passover matzah is clutch.
  • Real Cheap Eats
    Real Cheap EatsNovember 5, 2012
    Try the green falafel sandwich ($6.25). The flavorful green falafel–fried mashed chickpea mixed with parsley, mint, and cilantro–are moist on the inside, and lightly crisp on the outside. Read more
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BrightSeptember 5, 2015
    Favorite falafel in NYC and beyond. Mediterranean platter with harissa is my go-to, and the smoothies are also fantastic. Try the coconut for something light and refreshing.
  • Denis A.
    Denis AkhapkinFebruary 3, 2016
    Great place. Never try falafel better. Take away that falafel sandwich, whole wheat, harissa, ginger&mint lemonade. Only few places inside, but a lot of small parks in the neighborhood
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkOctober 5, 2011
    Try the green falafel. The crunchy exterior conceals a fluffy core, with a nutty, herbaceous flavor complemented by silky hummus and tahini sauce. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011. Read more
  • Tom D.
    Tom DiMaggioDecember 24, 2016
    Very clean and tasty falafel sandwich, and was surprised on how great their smoothies are, too. Grab them to go, because there is very little to seating available.
  • Moss O.
    Moss On trees3 weeks ago
    Solid falafel sandwich, nice that they offer whole wheat pita! The falafel is delicious, but hummus could use a bit more zing!
  • Grace K.
    Grace KwanJuly 31, 2016
    First falafel place I've ever been that has multiple flavors. Very affordable and wonderfully crisp. The pear-mint-lemon smoothie is delicious and refreshing!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 3, 2016
    "The sabich sandwich by far and away the best wrap sandwich I have ever had. It is truly special and everybody in the West Village knows about it." - Chef Daniel Holzman Read more
  • Sloan
    SloanFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best falafel in the city. I like getting the platter - falafels, hummus, israeli salad and toubli - and taking the rest home. The harissa falafel is my favorite flavor
  • Real Cheap Eats
    Real Cheap EatsNovember 30, 2011
    Try the green falafel sandwich, "The flavorful green falafel–fried mashed chickpea mixed with parsley, mint, and cilantro–are moist on the inside, and lightly crisp on the outside." Read more
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyDecember 31, 2013
    "If you fancy yourself a trendsetter, try the sabich — a warm pita stuffed with fried eggplant, organic egg, hummus, Israeli salad, chopped parsley, and tahini."
  • Alessandro O.
    Gorgeous mediterranean-vegetarian. Try the Falafel platter. Not much room for sitting and chatting: plan take-away and find a nice spot in the Village to eat.
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoSeptember 4, 2014
    The falafel here is nothing short of excellent; cooked well, seasoned, and served hot. Get it with the green harissa sauce for some much-needed spice.
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerOctober 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    can't decide which of the three falafel options you'd like best? order the sampler and get two of each!
  • Stavria K.
    Stavria K.August 1, 2015
    Proper lebanese falafel!! With the medium spiciness sauce! Helpful staff if you forget that the cashier was talking so fast and she did not know the menu.
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyAugust 4, 2011
    Taim is a wonderful place as it serves terrifically authentic Israeli food and also caters to vegetarians. The falafel was one of the best we’ve experienced in NYC.
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaFebruary 29, 2016
    Fresh, Mediterranean style vegetarian food. Get the classic green falafel with some extra tzatziki sauce on the side. Better than Mamoun's
  • Alp O.
    Alp OzcelikAugust 12, 2014
    They have a special falafel flavor that changes daily; mushroom and thyme is my fave! Be sure to ask what their special is!
  • Joy C.
    Joy ChenNovember 5, 2014
    Looks like any ordinary chain falafel joint, but it's anything but! Sabich is insanely good: silky eggplant, hard-boiled egg slices, Israeli salad, hummus, amba sauce. Still thinking about it...!
  • Alina K.
    Alina K.September 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't forget to ask for your falafel "with everything" - pickles, s'rug and amba. And don't forget to get a smoothie. Pear + mint + lemon are the perfect trio.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel M.October 12, 2010
    Taïm is run by Food Network Chopped champion Einat Admony. You will not find a better falafel sandwich at any price in New York City. Also try the "Sabich" for something a little out of the ordinary!
  • Timothy Y.
    Timothy YuanJune 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The best falafel in New York! Get anything — it's all amazing (and all vegetarian!)
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 4, 2014
    The french fries served with saffron aioli are killer. Strictly vegan, except for the smoothies. Read more
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SMay 17, 2013
    Sabich sandwich was really tasty and the falafel sampler is fantastic. The Harissa flavored falafel is amazing. Affordable, delicious food.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceFebruary 1, 2013
    Really hungry? Or maybe just really hungover? Get the Sabich: a pita overflowing with fried eggplant, hard-boiled egg, salad and hummus.
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedApril 11, 2014
    Taim is famous for its excellent falafel, but the real star is a drink made from dates and bananas blended with…soy milk and…lime.
  • CJ B.
    CJ BruceSeptember 4, 2014
    My favorite falafel sandwich in manhattan. Multiple flavors, whole wheat pita, smoothies, salads and more. Lots of vegan options.
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyFebruary 28, 2016
    Somehow even smaller than the SoHo location, but the recommendation is the same: harissa falafel sandwich on a whole wheat pita with feta cheese added in.
  • Pooja G.
    Pooja GaneriwalaJanuary 11, 2012
    Possibly the best falafel I've ever had. Or wait, definitely the best falafel you'll ever have! Get the platter. Also try the harissa and red falafels.
  • Jeremy R.
    Jeremy RephloDecember 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a Sabich sandwich! Super popular in Israel, it's such a great mix of flavors and not very common to find in the US.
  • Anna B.
    Anna BrowneDecember 13, 2016
    This was the best falafel I've ever had. Location is small, but the falafel sandwich was perfect!
  • Francine L.
    Francine LiDecember 12, 2014
    The best falafel & smoothies in the city. Pear, mint, lemon smoothie is something special. Ask about the day's special falafel.
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeJuly 21, 2015
    The falafel sandwiches are delicious. You could easily walk past this place (it's tiny and on a quiet street), but don't miss it!
  • Kevin V.
    Kevin ValenskiDecember 9, 2014
    Amazing falafel and hummus. Prefer the red option (spiciest of the three). Super fair prices. Were out of fries :( but have heard good things
  • Patrick
    PatrickSeptember 29, 2015
    I don't even know all the flavors & sauces that came with the mixed falafel platter, but they were all good.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 15, 2013
    Our pick for the best falafel sandwich in New York. Clean, crisp, and grease-free, with great hummus and salads.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonAugust 22, 2015
    Try the mixed falafel platter--you get a lot of food for not too much money and you get to try all three flavors
  • Janine B.
    Janine BeckMay 21, 2014
    All falafels light and delicious. Hummus creamy smooth and nutty. Tabbouleh Devine. Date lime smoothie one if best ever.
  • Holly
    HollyJune 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best falafel in the city, especially the crunchy flavorful green falafel. And the pear mint lemon smoothie is out of this world!!!!
  • Marc P.
    Marc PhillipsJuly 27, 2012
    This falafel was life changing and definitely the best I've had outside of Israel.
  • Gretchen
    GretchenFebruary 15, 2015
    Falafel platter is great if you want to try a sample, by the sandwiches are the best bang for your buck
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SmithMay 31, 2013
    Quite possibly the best felafel you'll find in Manhattan. Everything is fantastic so order whatever the hell you feel like.
  • Evan S.
    Evan StaffMarch 26, 2016
    A welcome new outpost of an NYC favorite. Yeah the falafel rule, but give the sabich platter some love too!
  • Nate J.
    Nate JohnsonNovember 20, 2015
    This has been the best falafel I've tasted. It was a combination of super fresh falafel and a complex tasting salad
  • ReALTO
    ReALTOAugust 20, 2012
    "there is no better falafel in the city. And if you can’t get to the West Village, find out where their food truck is on twitter...I guarantee you will not be disappointed." Read more
  • Mariana F.
    Mariana FariaNovember 24, 2014
    Excelent falafel sandwiches! And it's a specially good place for vegetarians.
  • Andie E.
    Andie EstesMarch 2, 2016
    Get the hummus sandwich & date/banana smoothie. Eat it in the little park on the corner of 12th st and 7th ave
  • Christian D.
    Get the Sabich sandwich and not the falafel platter. Falafel is great, but the platter didn't excite me. the sandwich did!
  • Zayed K.
    Zayed KhanMarch 22, 2015
    No secret that they serve some of the best falafel in the city. The pita is perfect too. Get the sampler plate.
  • Wendy Q.
    Wendy QiuJanuary 26, 2015
    Love the smoothies. Awesome falafel with generous toppings. Get hot sauce on the side it's verry spicy.
  • Seline J.
    Seline JungSeptember 23, 2016
    One of the best falafel sandwiches I've ever had.
  • Keith M.
    Keith MarranMay 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A sabich sandwich, pomegranate iced tea, and a walnut roll is my perfect splurge-while-being-healthy lunch.
  • Fei J.
    Fei JinMay 9, 2014
    Try the pear, mint and lemon smoothie! Amazing! They also have ginger-mint-lemonade! #daytimemojitos
  • Lisa T.
    Lisa TongJanuary 29, 2014
    The green falafel is a great starter! Next time I'm coming back for more and I'm ordering the harrisa.
  • Sarah N.
    Sarah NelsonMarch 2, 2012
    Same owner as Balaboosta- favorite falafel in the city. [still] Cheap, and love their lemonades. Nowhere to sit but on the street.
  • Leigh F.
    Leigh FerreiraSeptember 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    harissa falafel sandwich + ginger mint lemonade = heaven. the fries w/saffron aioli are pretty spectacular too.
  • Philip H.
    Philip HarperApril 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Tucked away this proper hole in the wall serves amazing middle eastern food. Suggest take way as there is very little room for sitting at times. But there is a bench outside and a park near by on 7ave
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LeeSeptember 15, 2014
    Great falafel! Roasted red pepper falafel sandwich and ginger mint lemonade is fantastic here!
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 24, 2013
    Some neighbors will tell you it’s the only place worth going to for falafel, but Taim’s smoothies are just as refreshing.
  • Bauzen
    BauzenJune 29, 2010
    The Green Falafel Sandwich + Ginger Lemonade is really amazing here, but super over-priced. Glad I tried it to see what the hype was about, but going forward, I'm sticking with Mamouns.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanOctober 12, 2015
    Amazing filling falafel sandwiches for only $7.50. Definitely one of the best deals in town.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 15, 2013
    This little spot is tiny, so get ready to order your falafel to go.
  • Dario M.
    Dario ManuliDecember 12, 2011
    Take the Falafel sampling plus hummus, taboule and babaganoush. Best in town for a quick veg bite!
  • beth d.
    beth dolosApril 17, 2013
    stopped in for smoothies...strawberry,raspberry,thai basil ,and banana,date,lime....perfect blends..well worth the stop
  • Mark H.
    Mark HendricksonJanuary 13, 2013
    Strawberry, Raspberry and Thai Basel smoothie is tasty and refreshing and not too sweet
  • Dina R.
    Dina RughaniNovember 30, 2014
    The spicy pepper falafel sandwich and the quinoa salad. Ask for their homemade Harissa
  • Ilijana T.
    Green falafel sandwich with everything is so tasty and quite enough even if you're starving!
  • Alex K.
    Alex KeslingOctober 18, 2015
    The saffron aioli is truly delicious and worth the visit if you feel like some fries.
  • RichelleMabell
    RichelleMabellJune 3, 2012
    Get Mixed Falafel platter if it's your first time here. Perfect for 2 ppl!
    CREATETHE GROUPNovember 28, 2012
    Taim has some awesome falafel in three colors, but their Sabbich is my favorite. Sammy G.
  • Rent the Runway
    Rent the RunwayApril 27, 2011
    Craving it? Locate it on Tweat.it and don't forget to order the Ginger Mint Lemonade with your Falafel Platter.
  • Ben K.
    Of you like a little spice, go with the Harissa falafel sandwich with the works. So many amazing flavors!
  • Raja H.
    Raja HFebruary 5, 2012
    Best falafel sandwich. You definitely get what you pay for. Miles ahead of Mamoun's in quality.
  • Tim F.
    Tim FrietasFebruary 22, 2016
    Solid if small falafel wraps. Be prepared for jaded/inconsistent service and you'll be fine
  • Rob C.
    Rob CampbellSeptember 10, 2014
    Daily falafel special is always great ... They also make great Arnold Palmer
  • Diane J.
    Diane Jean-MaryJuly 20, 2016
    The falafel platter is great! Let's you sample each kind of falafel
  • Jay M.
    Jay MateoJuly 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Obv the hummus and the falafel is to die for but the fries are the best in town!
  • Steven L.
    Steven LehrburgerJuly 27, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for a side of the Amba sauce (the orange one) with your sandwich - all the sauces are good but that one is amazing.
  • Rob L.
    Rob LongertAugust 26, 2012
    Best falafel outside of Israel/ in NYC, in my opinion. Don't miss it.
  • Julia M.
    Julia MesmeriFebruary 24, 2013
    Definitely the felafel sampling + extra felafels. Make sure you try all the sauces.
  • Carolyn M.
    Carolyn M.August 7, 2014
    Best falafel in the city. Always top anything with beets and carrots.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhJuly 17, 2015
    Get their lemonade & their falafel sandwich for a delicious, healthy & filling lunch!
  • Tracy B.
    Tracy BalzanoMarch 9, 2015
    While I love the falafel here the sabich sandwiches are truly sublime. Num, num, num.
  • Macalishous C.
    Macalishous CurvesMarch 14, 2015
    Authentic and perfect. The best falafel/veg. middle eastern food period
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfApril 23, 2015
    Moved in round the corner and know this will be my go-to place for fresh delicious takeout. Too easy.
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