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


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