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Posted by Anonymous on 01/29/2009
I was really looking forward to this place, as I love falafel. I wanted to try all three varieties, so I got the falafel tasting. Two small balls of each flavor for $3.50. Not terrible. However, I was thoroughly disappointed with the lack of seasoning in the traditional falafel. The red pepper and harissa flavors were seasoned slightly better and the texture was nicely crisp. But if you have a major falafel craving and are going to spend $5.50 for a sanwich, go to Mahmouns or Ali Baba and get two awesome sandwiches for the price of one at Taim. The falafel is not worth a second trip as there is far better in this city, but I would go back to try the hummus or fried eggplant.
Posted by Blankie76 on 01/12/2009
I saw the Throwdown as well and it was Bobby Flay's endorsement that got me to trek from uptown to downtown to try the falafels at Taim. Bobby was right. The falafels are FANTASTIC! Worth the trek!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/10/2009
Bobby did win the throwdown...but afterward, he did something that he never does on that show. He filmed a clip basically telling the viewer that the judges got it wrong, that Taim's falafel was much better than his, and that if you want the best falafel in the city, you should go there. My girlfriend and I took him up on the suggestion the next day, and we were not dissapointed. Hands down the best falafel I've had in New York.
Posted by Beverley on 01/08/2009
Anonymous made a comment that the chef at Taim recently had a throwdown with Bobby Flay and won. That is incorrect. If Anonymous had actually watched the show they would have seen that Bobby Flay won, not the lady. It's all well and good to express your comments, but at least be correct before slamming them for "rigging" it.
Posted by Bobby Flay won actually on 01/08/2009
Someone posted a review saying that the owner won the Bobby Flay episode, but she did not. I saw this episode last night and he actually won. I would say by the amount of people who come in and out of that place, that the food is probably pretty good and I plan on making a meal based off her menu tonight since I'm stuck in Georgia and have no chance of getting take-out.
Posted by Falafelover on 01/03/2009
I live in the neighborhood and absolutely love Taim. I order from them frequently. My dad is Israeli and I took him here and he said it was the best falafel HE'D ever had too. Also delivery is LIGHTNING fast and friendly. Only drawbacks are that the place is tiny (no tables only a counter), and always very busy because the food is phenomenal and super-cheap. When the weather is warm it's great to sit outside on the benches and schmooze, but during winter takeout's probably best. Also they only take cash. But the food is so cheap it hardly matters. Just rummage in the couch cushions.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/03/2009
This place has been highly reviewed by the NYTimes. I tried the food here when it first opened. I have visited Israel three times and have experienced indescrible full flavored Falafel in many parts of Israel. Other than Israel the best Falafel I have tasted is in Santa Monica CA where I lived for three years. Finally in 2008 the Best of LA made note of this take-out place. The falafel at Taim is tasteless and sanitized as was one of the platters. Bobby Flay just had a showdown with the owner and she won. What a surprise, what a rig. So I went to Taim again and experienced the poorest food ever, My husband is Israeli and also had the falafel both times. He actually couldn't finish the food either time. The owner is well connected in the food world but the palate knows the truth.