Maoz Vegetarian - Union Square

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 9 reviews )
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38 Union Square E (at 16th, Manhattan), New York City, New York, USA, 10003

Falafel eatery chain originating from Europe. Small place with a counter and 3 stool seats, mostly take out. Features a salad bar from which you choose toppings for your falafel sandwich. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Mediterranean, Fast food, Take-out, Middle Eastern

Reviews (9)

First Review by twinkletoes

Fast food falafel style - Edit

I suppose in most cases falafel is always fast food,
certainly it is so here. This is basically a take out place with a few stools if you want to eat in. The food was good.
Tucked inside a whole wheat pita the falafel was warm, soft on the inside but crunchy on the outside, delicious.
Plenty of salads to add into the pita sandwich so you can control what you like on your sandwich and what you don't. All salad options were vegan other than the cole slaw which surprises me since there are many vegan mayonnaise options available.

Pros: delicious, fast service, nice salad options

Cons: For hummus on the sandwich they charge extra, fast food

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Still Vegetarian (September 2016) - Edit

This may be the last vegetarian holdout among the New York City Maozs. Most - maybe all - others now serve meat. Like the 7th Ave location, seating is very limited, and it is shoulder-to-shoulder in the order/eat area much of the day. Plan as if you will be eating a Sloppy Joe standing up.

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Love love love! - Edit

I'd only known about the existence of Maoz in London and so I was super happy to have found it in NYC as well! My fiancé and I both had a falafel pita with hummus in the morning and were full until the late evening - and that is although we ran around town aaaallll day! Wow.

Pros: super-filling food

Cons: rather small

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Pickle/Salad Bar Worth the Trip! - Edit

Whenever I come I order a falafel sandwich and then enjoy the amazing variety of pickles, olives, tomatoe salads, and all the other delicious extras on the side. I think the veggies are better than the sandwich!

Pros: Quick, Relatively inexpensive, Taste

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Best Falafel - Edit

If you're looking for amazing falafel, look no further.

Pros: Delicious, Excellent for on the go

Cons: Not a lot of space to eat-in

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Mao in Time Square - Edit

I'm so glad Maoz is on Happy Cow. My friends and I came across this on our backpacking journey in NY. So impressed by the quality of 'fast food' presented at Maoz I wrote an entire article about it. Check it out and tell me what you think. And if you haven't visited Maoz check it out especially just before going out on a big night.
http://www.weekendnotes.com/maoz-vegetarian/

Pros: fast, cheap, healthy

Cons: could have more vegan sauces

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Great falafel! - Edit

I really like the falafel at Maoz. You order your falafel and you add the toppings yourself. The toppings are available from a salad bar like set-up (pickles, broccoli, tabouli, salsa and on and on...). The place is clean and staff are nice. The fries are delicious too and not too greasy. We tried the sweet potato fries as well and they were super. The eggplant is also good and not greasy either. You can also order a falafel salad instead of a sandwich and add the toppings yourself. Juices were also very good. My only complaint is that I saw people eating their falafel and then returning mid-way to add more toppings. That's unsanitary. I think it would be better if the staff dressed the falafel instead of allowing people to do it themselves since some were taking advantage. This is a really great franchise.

Pros: Delicious food, Lots of fresh, healthy toppings, Clean

Cons: Double dippers at salad bar

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Fast Food Falafel - Edit

Falafel seems less fatty without the dripping oil.

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Good, healthy falafel - Edit

Maoz Vegetarian is a falafel chain that hails from Amsterdam. What makes this place great is that they have an awesome salad bar that is all you can eat. The trick is to fill up your falafel with all of the salad goodies or get what they call a salad box and fill up that way. Yes, its pricey for falafel but you get what you pay for. It is way healthier (you can also get whole wheat pita bread that they make in store) and they also have fresh squeezed oj and carrot juice. Biggest con is the line during lunch rushes and that they have no seating. This place is great when the weather is nice and you can eat at the park.

Pros: Healthy food, salad bar, fresh juice

Cons: Small space, No seating or bathroom, Sometimes there's a long line

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