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Friday, January 8, 2021
5 Napkin Burger Express gives way to Tamam Falafel on 14th Street
On 14th Street at Third Avenue, 5 Napkin Burger Express has closed. (Thanks to food writer Nick Solares for the above photo!)
The space isn't going to be vacant long, however. Singage is already up for the new tenant — the plant-based Tamam Falafel, which also has a location on the UES. The sign arrived Wednesday, per EVG reader Eddie...
Fantastic news! This neighborhood is in a desperate need of a good Israeli-style falafel.
Same ownership btw, so no surprise thd space didn't stand empty.
Same as Tamam on UEs so legit Israeli food,but won't be Chickpea prices. A falafel pita is $9.5
Not familiar with them.
Kinda expensive sandwich. Is it better than Zyara on Clinton?
$9.50 for a falafel sandwich!!!
No thanks. I'll pass and go to Mamouns instead
That’s too bad. Five napkin express has been my go to burger place since the pandemic. I will miss them. Their burgers and fries were delicious
Eager to try it. Love Mamoun's, of course, and tucked away between Broadway and 5th on 17th is Rainbow. Really good stuff. Wishing the newcomer Tamam much luck.
Bite (just east of here on 14th) has good falafel, too.
Taboonette is good too
Rakka cafe best falafel in the neighborhood
They are different - Zyara has Arabic influence where TAmam is Israeli and the chef used to work at a fancy Middle Eastern restaurant on the UWs
And they bake their own pita, plant based and organic . So you feel safe that the ingredients is good, healthy quality.
Rakka when they had the one on Ave B was the absolute best. St. Marks one meh ok.
Mamouns has never, ever, ever been good.
rainbow falafel is the best - hands down.
Had Rainbow once back earlier 2000s. Was terrible. Never went back. Should try again I guess.
Want to try Taim, Crazy expensive for a falafel. But that's the way these days.
I can remember when you coud get an awsome falafel for 2.50
Rainbow may not have the best falafel (I think Mamoun has tastier balls, though Rainbow is still much better than Chickpea or Maoz), but they definitely win the toppings and sauce game.
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