Roadside Gourmet: Taim Mobile
New York, N.Y.
What to Order: Falafel Sandwich with all the fixings
Husband and wife team Einat Admony and Stefan Nafziger named their tiny West Village falafel stand Taim after the Hebrew word for “delicious,” and it’s hard to argue with them. The Taim stand turned into a roving falafel joint on wheels, doling out perfectly spiced chickpea concoctions in rotating flavors to hordes of hungry New Yorkers. Diners rave that the falafel is perfectly toothsome — not greasy or dry — and sublime in a fluffy pita topped with pickled cabbage, Israeli salad and s’chug , a traditional Yemeni hot sauce. Pair it with one of their intriguing smoothies — date-lime-banana or pear-mint-lemon — and it’s a veritable lunchtime feast.