I discovered Taïm more than 2 years ago, as I was searching for the best falafel in the city. And it truly was for me the best one. Then, they opened an outpost in Soho that I did not get a chance to try until recently. Taïm (pronounce Ta-eem, that means in Hebrew tasty, delicious) is an all vegetarian small joint that will flabbergast you. Well, you know, I love my burger, steak or chicken, but I never refuse an invite to go there.
It is a small place, so do not go with a large group unless you want to eat your meal somewhere else.
Falafel is their specialty and they serve them in three different flavors, as you can see on the photo above. So, we decided to go with a falafel sandwich, made with hummus, israeli salad, pickled cabbage and tahini sauce. Our choice of falafel was the traditional one, made with parsley, cilantro and mint.
As you can see, they are generous with the tahini sauce! And these falafel, they were so good: not greasy, a bit crunchy and tasty. But, the highlight of the meal was the sabich, a delicious sandwich composed of sliced eggplant, fried to order, with an organic egg, parsley, hummus, israeli salad, pickled cabbage, tahini sauce and amba, a tangy mango pickle condiment popular in Middle-Eastern cuisine, that was literally dripping.
We definitely inhaled this sandwich, fighting for a bite. For sure, it is a bit messy to eat, but who cares!
To go with our meal, we ordered some of their specialty drinks. Fresh ginger-mint lemonade for me (great if you love ginger):
Pomegranate-Honey Iced Tea for Jodi (interesting taste):
I am still convinced that Taïm is a great place to go, whether you are vegetarian or not. Would I go back? Hell, yeah!
Enjoy (I did)!
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