Taiim Falafel Shack - Hastings
Looks like they just opened where the original Comfort used to be. I haven't had a chance to try it but anyone else? Falafel in Westchester!!
Here's their website: http://taiimfalafelshack.com/
aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh . are the rivertowns finally getting "with it" . please... no 20.00 falafel?
this is so cool!
Tried it last week. Place was VERY crowded and a bit disorganized but the food was excellent. Falafel, babaganush and hummis were all delicious. Three vegetarian dishes for $10 turned out to be a good value. Will definitely return to sample the chicken kabab and swarma. Definitely try the baklava! Next time I will visit during an off hour.
I was very excited to try Taiim, given the lack of straightforward takeout options in the area. I finally went on Friday evening. I think the place has a lot of potential, but there are still some kinks to be worked out.
1. Décor: The interior is really warm and inviting with several tables and large windows thrown open in nice weather.
2. Service: Despite five people behind the counter, it seems like the staff are still getting into the groove as there was a bit of confusion and miscommunication, resulting in them having to sort out some incorrect orders.
3. Food: Although there were a few people (and call in orders) ahead of me, my wait was brief, but that appears because the main ingredients, including the lamb and falafel, were pre- or par-cooked. Perhaps it was to prep for the dinner rush, but I’d rather wait for fresh falafel. The lamb was surprisingly tender but unappetizing looking (it had been de-kebabed, reheated with some sort of glaze and thrown into container with ho-hum fries I paid extra for). The hummus and chopped salad were tasty (although pitted olives were included in the salad, which I thought was odd), and the pickled vegetables a nice touch. I particularly liked Taiim’s tahini but the pita that came with the platter was completely blah – mass produced and dry. Hopefully they can find a better pita supplier soon.
4. Value: Other than the surcharge for fries, prices seem pretty reasonable. I will definitely try Taiim again.