Taim Mobile. It seemed hard to resist when Midtown Lunch declared that it "may be the best lunch truck in Midtown." Unlike the food truck-to-store evolution, Taim Mobile is a spin-off of a small storefront in the West Village.
On this day, the Taim Mobile truck was parked on the corner of 40th Street near Sixth Avenue, not far from Crisp, a brick and mortar falafel place with a few locations in the city. Intentionally engaging the competition?
I thought this was a terrific falafel sandwich, crisply flavored and not greasy or heavy. And I was pleased that it wasn't heavy with garlic like too many falafel are. Several small falafel were cushioned in a dense mixture of chopped cucumbers and tart cabbage and smothered in white sauce. The whole wheat pita was soft and had a strong doughy flavor to it. I was disappointed, though, that the jalapeño seemed to be lost — the sandwich wasn't actually spicy.
I was content with the size of this sandwich, but not stuffed. It was a fair size for the price and for someone with a less ravenous appetite, this should be satisfying.