Taim Mobile is a food truck in New York City that specializes in vegetarian Middle Eastern food and they are most famous for their falafel.
While I was in New York I happened upon the truck one day when it was in the area that I was staying. The truck moves around to different locations throughout the week so it is best to check online where they will be located. In addition to the truck, they also have a couple of restaurants around the city.
I had already technically eaten lunch, so I just wanted a snack. I ordered a side of falafel that came in a bag of six.
The falafel were tinier than others I have had in the past, but their taste made up for the small portion. The inside of the falafel are a bright green colour from the mixture of parsley, cilantro, and mint. This herb combination provided for a very flavourful falafel. The texture of them was also perfect. They were super crisp on the outside, but light and fluffy on the inside.
In hindsight maybe I should have opted for a white pita because the whole wheat pita was a bit too dense and bready for my liking. I would have liked something that was more chewy and pulled apart easier. I did like that they sprinkled the pita with some herbs though to give it an extra kick of flavour.
The hummus was really good. It was very smooth and it had an almost creamy texture to it. The flavours were mild and well balance and it didn’t have an overwhelming garlic taste.
I thought the food from Taim was great and the falafel were some of the best I’ve had. Their prices were reasonable and their food is considerably healthier than the majority of street food options. This is a place I would definitely return to for a quick lunch if I lived in New York.
Yes, for great falafel.