'Maoz' on Serious Eats

Where to Eat Near Times Square (Our Updated Guide)

Two years ago we shared our picks for where to eat near Times Square, the focal point of New York's tourist economy and home to many a chain mega-restaurant. But amid the mammoth TGI Friday's and Guy Fieri's 500-seat restaurant, you'll find plenty of quality places for a quick bite, a casual lunch, or a full sit-down meal. This guide covers the picks from our original guide, plus our new favorite spots we've encountered since July 2011. More

Eating Everything on the Salad Bar at Maoz Vegetarian

We're huge fans of Maoz Vegetarian, the falafel chain that started two decades ago in Amsterdam. Sure, the falafel itself is great: crisp, grease-free, tender, herbaceous, and generous. Their pita is always fresh, pliant, and flavorful (try the whole wheat), and their standard toppings—hummus, sliced avocado, boiled eggs, and fried eggplant—are all top-notch, but you want to know the real reason we go there? The all-you-can-pile-in salad bar. More

The Vegan Experience, Day 11: Diversity Through Restriction

On Day 3 of The Vegan Experience, I noted that when dining out, I often felt that I was always missing something, like a second class citizen who would only be begrudgingly catered to. But as the days have progressed, I've come to realize that with just a tiny bit of planning, it's in fact the opposite: my food choices have actually diversified since beginning my one month abstention from animal products. More

Fast Food International: Maoz

Editor's note: In "Fast Food International," Krista Garcia will take us around New York to the many international fast food chains that have landed in the five boroughs. She blogs at goodiesfirst.com. [Photo: Robyn Lee] Country of Origin: The Netherlands... More

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. More

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