NYC Metro Area Vegan Restaurant Guide
Maoz Vegetarian (Union Square)
38 Union Square East
New York NY 10003
Maoz Vegetarian (Union Square) website
Vegetarian (mostly vegan)
Menu does not indicate vegan items
$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $1-$5)
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Between 16th and 17th Streets. Take L,N,R,Q,W,4,5,6 to 14th Street-Union Square.
Maoz Vegetarian (Union Square) does not deliver.
Essentially everything but the feta cheese and the mayonnaise is vegan.
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.
Opinions vary as to whether the name "Maoz" is pronounced like the condiment or the Chairman.
Review by sriram on December 5, 2009:
- theres a new one on 40th/7th. i had the falafel & belgian fries - all were made fresh and tasted v.good (falafel isnt moshes quality but still good)
Review by beanmail on April 27, 2009:
- Everything is delicious, but the salad is the best deal in the house b/c it's huge & you can try everything (cole slaw is not vegan). Space is cramped, seating is communal & not very comfortable: take it outside to enjoy. Pro: made to order by friendly staff who know "vegan". Con: no restroom.
Review by myfi on February 4, 2009:
- This place is healthy, tasty and quick. What more can i say?
Review by juls on June 27, 2008:
- I love Maoz. The best way to describe it is an explosion of flavor in my mouth! :) My only complaint is the tight space. The lines are sometimes long and out the door, and there's not usually enough room to sit and eat. But I just get it to go because it's worth it ;)
Review by champurrado on July 31, 2007:
- After writing the company to urge them to remove the sour cream from their tahini sauce, I received this email reply:
"The Tahini sauce is DAIRY FREE.
That cashier was wrong and I have asked the store manager to make sure that all the employees will know all about the salads ingredients.
Except for the Cole Slow salad and the garlic and yogurt sauces everything is considered vegan in our restaurants.
I would like to apologize again for the mistake and I hope to see you around in the Union Square store in the near future.
Chief Operating Officer
Maoz Vegetarian USA
So I guess we can all breathe a sigh of relief and stuff our faces with Maoz falafel once again. PS--the five stars for service is for this PR person who wrote to me--the employees in the store are still grumpy and woefully ignorant of the content of their food.
Review by champurrado on July 30, 2007:
- Maoz is yummy, but I was bummed to learn that they put sour cream in their tahini sauce! As if learning that wasn't bad enough, I also had to endure a moody cashier telling me that tahini ALWAYS has cream in it (yah right!). Next time I go I'll also ask if they use egg in the breading of the fried eggplant that they put on their falafel.
Review by megatofu on March 13, 2007:
- I checked this place out after reading the review on SuperVegan and was pleased. The falafel was very fresh tasting, not too oily, great consistency. My only "complaint" is that the salad bar had too many great options to possibly fit on an already overflowing sandwich. The prices are reasonable, too.