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Taim West Village

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(13 Reviews)

222 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014

(212) 691-1287

Today: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tomorrow: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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General Info
Taïm is the love child of husband and wife team, Chef Einat Admony and Stefan Nafziger. In 2005, homesick for the favorite street food of Tel Aviv, they heard of a tiny store front available on quiet Waverly place and decided to open their own falafel shop. Relying on her years of international cooking experience as well as her roots, Einat created a menu centered around street food with a gourmet twist. The freshness and quality of the ingredients coupled with Taïm's spin on traditional falafel flavors give new meaning to the concept of fast food.

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Phone: (212) 691-6101

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cash, all major credit cards, no credit cards, discover, amex, master card, visa
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Downtown Manhattan, West Village
Fast Food Restaurants, Caterers, Health Food Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Middle Eastern Restaurants, Restaurants, Sandwich Shops, Vegan Restaurants
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Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Sandwiches, Fast Food, Healthy, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Vegan

Price Range : Below Average


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Provided by Citysearch - 

amazing food. get the green one!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Fantastic falafel!

This place is really a gem. It's real small but packed with people wanting some falafel. Fresh ingredients and a nice selection of sandwiches. If you like falafel, this place is a must eat.



Provided by Citysearch - 
can a sandwich be a genius?

the only problem with this place is choosing between the hummus sandwich and the green falafel sandwich. chewy pita, incredible sides (love the cabbage and beets), just a great fresh incredible affordable lunch spot. i eat it like 3x a week seriously.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Fresh food every time!

Fresh ingredient, savory Falafel, splendid sauce. One of the best pocket sandwich I ever had.
Smoothie selection is strange, talking about the ingredients combination of the smoothie, but very refreshing.
Definitely worth to try!!

Athena Chang


Provided by Citysearch - 
Awesome Falafel in West Village

I am not Vegetarian nor am I ever eager to try Vegetarian dishes but when I had my Falafel sandwich here at Taim, I was totally convinced that Vegetarian food can be delicious too!

My boyfriend got the Falafel platter that contains 3 flavors of Falafel, hummus, tabuli, and some salad. It was utterly amazing. I myself ordered the Falafel (mildly spicy flavor) sandwich and it was so good! It is fried to crispy yet not greasy. They gave you plenty of tahini sauce and their Israeli pickles.

I also got their home-made Pomegranate ice tea and it is so refreshing and fresh.

The only bad thing about this place is there is a very limited seating area.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best Falafel in New York

My friends and I were obsessed with falafel in college, and we've been desperately searching for a place as good as our university spot. It's been three years and I still hadn't found anything nearly as good until Taim. It's amazing! Servings are a great size and while the space is super tiny, everyone is so happy to eat that it promotes a rare friendly comraderie for New Yorkers. The traditional falafel is wonderful and the hummus doesn't overpower in the sandwich. The french fries are hot, greasy, and salty just the way I like and the saffron aoli is addictive. I'm sure I'll be there all the time this summer!



Provided by Citysearch - 
good falafel, bad attitude

i admit the falafel is tasty and the salads are fresh...but sometimes the staff gives attitude like ""we know our falafel is good"". and it's good, but not THAT good.



Provided by Citysearch - 
All around great food.

Taim has really great falafels and hummus and the portions are quite generous. Their salads are great (and varied) and they have french fries when you feel the need for some grease (b/c the falafels are greasy at all). The pitas are very good and so are the prices! The staff is really nice. There really isn't a lot of room to sit, or wait for a to go order, but when it's nice out, there are seats outside. I haven't had their smoothies, but my friend was pretty happy with hers.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best falafal in a pita anywhere!

There falafal is extremely flavorful (and actually comes in 3-4 different flavors a day) and it's not greasy at all! The pita is fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. There's just enough hummus, lettuce, and tomatos for a perfect pita!! YUM!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Freshest Falafel so far

I have, like most, had those late night Falafel that are awash of sauce and over-spiced falafel. Well Tiam changes that, these have to be the freshest, crispiest, darn tasty falafels I have had in a very long time. My ideal meal to date, roasted red pepper falafel in fluffy white pita pocket packed with freshly diced vegetables, hummus and spicy sauce. Accompany with a ginger-lemonade and you feel all warm and friendly inside.

It is small and homely, and I always feel welcome when I go there, which is worth its own weight in gold in this city.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Yes, it really is THAT good!

I've never used the word 'amazing' before to describe a food experience in NY but I have to agree with the earlier reviewer. Everything we had was amazing--the spicey carrots were a revelation (spicy, yes, usual curry, no), the green falafel sandwich was light yet filling. The individual falafel were filled with cliantro, parsley, and mint pesto centers that burst forth when you bit into them. Lunch was actually fun for my mouth! The lemon and orange italian sodas were a nice change--not too sweet, just flavorful.
In a mere 15 minutes, our stomachs and spirits were restored. We left happy and smiled all the way home.



Provided by Citysearch - 

I'm always looking for good falafel and this by far was the best I ever had. Perfectly spiced and made on the spot. The sevice was very friendly and curtious and I hade a date smoothie that was out of this world. My friend had the sabich and found that outstanding as well. It's a shame the place isn't bigger, there are only a few stools and a counter.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Awesome place!!!

I was absolutely amazed at how great and fresh the falafel was - and they have three different flavors (Spicy Harissa for me). Everything is prepared fresh and it was worth waiting five minutes to get piping hot, delicious falafel. The hummus, tahini and Israeli salad were all tasty and fresh. The home-made, crispy french fries were honestly the best I have ever tasted. The service was friendly and efficient. I will definitely be coming back to eat at 'Taim'!