Taim Falafel and Smoothie Bar

Arguably the best falafel digs in the city… Taim. They serve the freshest pita, stuffed with your choice of ball, humus, tabouli, tahini sauce, mango chutney, whatever your heart desires! Their falafel platter is also pretty good – a mound of humus, topped with eggplant and boiled egg and accompanied with carrot and a tomato/cucumber salad.


I’m not sure if Taim bakes their own pita, or if they buy it, but either way it is always very fresh. It makes such a difference to your average store bought, slightly stale variety. And then when it’s warmed up and rubbed in their herb mix, it’s pretty irresistible.

Fries with saffron aioli. The aioli is delish and made slightly sweet by the saffron – a great compliment to the salty chips.

And, i’m yet to try one, but a Taim smoothie is on my bucket list. The banana, date and lemon combination sounds great – it reminds me of one of the best smoothies i ever had which i used to order from a little fruit and vege store in Coolingatta, Australia. The smoothie consisted of 4 ingredients: dragon fruit, dates, almonds and greek yoghurt, and it would be served with a straw threaded with fresh fruit – i big slice of rockmelon, pineapple, watermelon and strawberries – whatever was in season. If the Taim smoothies are anything like this, then i’ll be heaven.

If you’re not close to the West Village shop, you can get falafel from the Taim Mobile food truck which has hit New York streets. If you’re a Midtown Luncher they’re usually at 40th St and 6th Ave on Thursdays (check out their Twitter for daily updates)


Taim Falafel and Smoothie Bar

222 Waverly Place,

New York 10014

One Response to “Taim Falafel and Smoothie Bar”
  1. hilary says:

    hey bec,

    nicjo just introduced me to your wonderful blog! wish i had known about it last december when we were in nyc – we stayed in the ace and ate at sub no.7 and stumptown everyday. anyway, love the blog and can’t wait to check out all of your recommendations next time I’m in that part of the world

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