Dutch falafel chain Maoz opened their first New York City location today, on the already very veg-friendly Union Square.
Their slogan “Feel Your Falafel” gives me chilling thoughts of Bill O’Reilly, but the staff is friendly and the food is very good. The falafel itself is flavorful, tender, and well above average. After you get your sandwich, there’s a large selection of self-serve toppings – pickles, cucumber salad, roasted cauliflower, dairy and vegan coleslaws, carrots, baby eggplants dyed in beet juice (really), olives, several fresh hot sauces, and much more. The trick is they don’t leave very much spare room in your sandwich, so you can’t really load up on the condiments.
We’ve added Maoz to our restaurant guide. If you eat there, don’t forget to leave a review! (Oh, and if you’re wondering, the name “Maoz” is pronounced like the condiment, not the Chairman.)
Update: Or maybe it is pronounced like the Chairman. I’ve heard both with authority from staff.