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Taïm Falafel & Smoothie Bar

222 Waverly Place, New York, NY - (212) 691-6101
Taïm is Hebrew for “delicious,” an utterly apropos name for this little falafel stand in Greenwich Village. With a completely vegetarian menu, Taïm has won multiple awards for the best falafel in New York City. Pair an aromatic, pita-stuffed sandwich with homemade brown sugar lemonade or a date smoothie for a very satisfying meal.
100% Approval Rating (2 votes)

Scorecard

3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Falafel Sampling
Sabich Sandwich
Mixed Falafel Platter
Sabich Sandwich
Falafel Sandwich

Highlighted Reviews

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Chris & Amy Ayers - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Though we’re not the first to proclaim that Taïm serves the best falafel in New York City, we can effortlessly declare that this woefully small café in the West Village makes some of the best falafel we’ve eaten in the United States. Thirty years ago, we don’t remember ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

222 Waverly Place, New York, NY
(212) 691-6101

http://www.taimfalafel.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:Yes
Takeout Counters:Yes
This $4 sampler includes all three falafel flavors, each a distinctly different color.
"This $4 sampler includes all three falafel flavors, each a distinctly different color."
Chris & Amy Ayers





This platter includes all three falafel flavors, hummus, Israeli and tabouli salads, and toasted pita sprinkled with za'atar.
"This platter includes all three falafel flavors, hummus, Israeli and tabouli salads, and toasted pita sprinkled with za'atar."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Three sauces accompany all platters (from l. to r.): spicy s'rug, mango amba, and tahini.
"Three sauces accompany all platters (from l. to r.): spicy s'rug, mango amba, and tahini."
Chris & Amy Ayers


This close-up shows the intense color of the Traditional falafel, laden with parsley, cilantro, and mint.
"This close-up shows the intense color of the Traditional falafel, laden with parsley, cilantro, and mint."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Chris and Amy of ayersian pointed me in the direction of this falafel sandwich and it was the freshest I've ever tasted. Thanks so much!
"Chris and Amy of ayersian pointed me in the direction of this falafel sandwich and it was the freshest I've ever tasted. Thanks so much!"
Bill Homan


The Sabich is a heavy pocket of fried eggplant, a whole hard-boiled egg, hummus, pickled cabbage, and tahini.
"The Sabich is a heavy pocket of fried eggplant, a whole hard-boiled egg, hummus, pickled cabbage, and tahini."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Good, flavorful, simple ingredients make for some amazing food.
"Good, flavorful, simple ingredients make for some amazing food."
Bill Homan


Taïm serves the best falafel in NYC, though sitting inside the cafe is often cheek-to-jowl tight.
"Taïm serves the best falafel in NYC, though sitting inside the cafe is often cheek-to-jowl tight."
Chris & Amy Ayers


A tiny storefront in the West Village but packed with lots of flavor
"A tiny storefront in the West Village but packed with lots of flavor"
Bill Homan



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