Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Taïm Mobile


Taïm Mobile, sister-on-wheels to the West Village's Taïm Falafel & Smoothie Bar, debuted earlier this week, bringing Einat Admony's widely popular fare to the streets of Manhattan. The menu is dominated by falafel and hummus with a sprinkling of salads and sides like pickles and spicy peppers, and fried eggplant and tahini. Among the beverage options are fruity smoothies in flavors including date-lime-banana, and strawberry-raspberry-Thai basil, and homemade ginger-mint-lemonade and iced teas (pomengranate-honey or unsweetened). On a given day, devoted falafel fans can scout the truck's location via Twitter, a method that has proved successful for mobile predecessors like Souvlaki GR and Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, to name a few.

When I realized Taïm Mobile was in my neighborhood, I immediately changed lunch plans, headed outdoors, and spent the rest of the afternoon with crunchy falafel, creamy hummus and all the exceptional flavors of Middle Eastern street food.

A falafel sandwich ($5.75)- a whole wheat or white pita with a generous amount of green falafel, hummus, Israeli salad, pickled cabbage and tahini sauce
$5.50 buys a tub of hummus and za'atar pita (whole wheat or white); pomegranate honey iced tea is an additional $3.50
Creamy hummus and a za'atar (dried herbs and spices with sesame seeds, sumac and salt) whole wheat pita
Add-ons to Taïm Mobile's falafel sandwich include amba (picked mango chutney), s'rug (traditional Yemeni spicy sauce), feta cheese, boiled organic egg, or Kalamata olives

2 comments:

  1. They were at 47th and Park today, the lentil soup was fantastic.

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