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Sep 16, 2008 06:13 AM

Best Falafel Manhattan?

Choice for best falafel, Maoz, Mamoun's or Tahini? Any others that I dont list here also appreciated.

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  1. Never tried Tahini, but I love Maoz - I get the salad box with eggplant so I can fill it with more toppings than can fit in a pita. Taim on Waverly near 7th Ave is pretty fantastic too.

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    1. re: Emmmily

      I love Maoz...the Maoz with a pita and all the toppings you want! You cant beat that.

    2. on 46th and between 5th and 6th (closer to 6th) is a cart run by a couple of religious Jews (closed every Jewish Holiday). The falafel is light. I comes with pickles and great tahini.

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      1. re: btsqnyc

        I believe you're referring to Moshe's. Very good. Light, fluffy and crispy falafel.

        1. re: btsqnyc

          This cart is or was called Moshe's. It has been there for many years. The falafel is indeed lighter and less fried than Mamoun's. It may not be as good as it once was, but the sandwich is large and filling. The hot sauce is very Israeli and killer hot.

        2. Rainbow falafel on 17th between 5th and Union Square gets my vote.

          1. Pick a Pita!!!!!!!! They'll stuff any pita with french fries...

            247 W 38th St

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            1. re: kcijones001

              Have you tried the shawafel (falafel and shawarma)? It's delish!

              Also, Olympic Pita will put fries on your falafel sandwich if you ask.

            2. the fact that taim is not mentioned here is an embarrassment. Best falafel hands down, try it.

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              1. re: ginsbera

                I love taim especially with the pickles and peppers!! I ate it today