Maoz Vegetarian Restaurant

Manhattan, New York City

3.4 / 2 votes

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International Falafel Chain

Maoz Vegetarian is an all-vegetarian (and nearly all vegan) falafel shop that features falafel sandwiches, salads, and fries. 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.

The first Maoz branch was opened in 1991 in Amsterdam, Holland in order to introduce Dutch people to a new and nutritious vegetarian dish (falafel sandwiches). The Maoz sandwich became a huge success in Amsterdam, leading to the expansion of Maoz both nationally and internationally.

Added by treefrog on Dec 17 08 (last updated Feb 22 10)

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For $5.39 you get a decent falafel sandwich with a number of fixings should you choose to add them. I personally didn't find any of the condiment bar to be appealing (and it's pretty basic, compared to the toppings you can get at Amsterdam Falafel in Washington DC), but it's nice that it's there, I guess.

The falafel itself was decent, but not great. It could have been crisper on the outside and less cilantro-flavored on the inside.

However, I LOVED the wholewheat pita they gave me (they also have white flour), which was soft, fluffy and wonderful.

On a whole, I'm sure there's better falafel to be found in NYC, but Maoz is decent, affordable and wholly vegetarian, so it stands out for that reason alone.

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West Village


Between Broadway and University Place.


No Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$ - inexpensive


  • American Express MasterCard Visa


  • Middle Eastern/Persian
  • Mediterranean


  • Kosher



11am - 11pm
11am - 10pm

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