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Our Tip Our pick for the best falafel sandwich in New York. Clean, crisp, and grease-free, with great hummus, salads, and smoothies.
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The Best Falafel Sandwich in New York City

The Best Falafel Sandwich in New York City

It's hard work, but someone had to do it: hunt down the best falafel sandwich in New York. What makes it the best? Falafel with crispy shells and tender interiors, not too dry, with a good internal balance of chickpea, parsley, and spice; pita that's fresh-tasting and delicious; sauces and toppings that add to the total package. Here's the Top 7, ending with our winner—the best falafel in New York.

Taïm in Nolita Now Open!

Taïm in Nolita Now Open!

At long last, the Nolita branch of Taïm officially opens today. The space is five times larger than the original one on Waverly Place in the West Village, and makes the same amazing falafel we love.

Sugar Rush: Smoothies at Taim in the West Village

Sugar Rush: Smoothies at Taim in the West Village

At Taim, the falafels are the city's best and the fries are just as good. As for the smoothies? Among the best in the city. Fresh fruit, little sugar, with the final drink more towards icy and refreshing than creamy and filling.

TGI Fry-Day: Fries at Taim

TGI Fry-Day: Fries at Taim

Who doesn't love french fries? We've long been looking for New York's best, and decided that the city's fries deserved more than a post—they needed a column of their own. Here's TGI Fry-Day, your weekly dose of deliciousness. Got a...

19 Sandwiches in NYC That Bring the Heat

19 Sandwiches in NYC That Bring the Heat

When we think about spiced-up sandwiches, we're not looking for those that blow our faces off with heat. Rather, we're after subtle and smart uses of chilies and hot spices that tickle our tongues and send us back for our bite. Here are 19 of our favorites in New York.

An 11-Stop Tour of Chinatown and Little Italy for Under $15 a Head

An 11-Stop Tour of Chinatown and Little Italy for Under $15 a Head

A couple weeks back, my wife gave me a challenge: entertain her two friends visiting from Colombia with a food tour of Little Italy and Chinatown that lived up to my own standards of good food, catered to their tourist desires for a bit of history and a unique-to-New York feel, and clocked in at under $20 per person.

15 Salads We Love in NYC

15 Salads We Love in NYC

There's no shortage of great salads in New York. Here are 15 that are so good, so memorable, they've become menu mainstays.

Kenji's Top 10 Vegan Bites in Manhattan

Kenji's Top 10 Vegan Bites in Manhattan

This year during The Vegan Experience, I focussed almost exclusively on recipes. I'm proud of them, but it did mean that I had very few opportunities to go out and eat. I tried to make the best of it when I did, and with that in mind, here are my ten favorite vegan bites and restaurants in Manhattan.

Can't Get Into Balthazar? Where to Eat Instead

Can't Get Into Balthazar? Where to Eat Instead

17 years after opening, Balthazar hasn't changed much—not its food, scene, or crowds. So where should you go when a visit is stymied by a long wait? Take a look around you—there's plenty of good food close by.

The Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in NYC

The Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in NYC

In addition to new waves of vegetarian-friendly ethnic restaurants across the city, more and more chefs are focusing on making vegetables just as delicious as their meaty main course alternatives. We've rounded up some of our favorite vegetarian-friendly restaurants in the city, from casual sandwich spots to fine dining palaces.