Vegetarians usually find themselves choosing from just a few, limited options on restaurant menus. But at Taïm, a new Hebrew restaurant in Georgetown, the menu is created specifically with vegetarians and vegans in mind. Taïm began as a small storefront in the West Village offering homemade falafel, made using a recipe developed by the owner — Chef Einat — in her home country of Israel. There are now numerous Taïm restaurants across New York City, and many former New Yorkers are excited about the opening of a location here in D.C.
In addition to falafel, Taïm also offers cauliflower shawarma, sabich (a fried eggplant dish), hummus, smoothies, and other sides. You can choose to get your entree in a pita sandwich, salad, or as a platter. Regulars say the food is authentic and fresh, and that the pita is especially soft and pillow-y.
Taïm is a fast-casual restaurant, so service is relatively quick, and there is limited seating inside. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.