When you’re craving a healthy, satisfying lunch but don’t have the time for a sit-down meal, what do you do? Thanks to the food truck fad, we don’t have to worry about having that problem anymore. Whether you want tacos or hamburgers, vegan wraps or frozen yogurt, there always seems to be a food truck to satisfy your every cuisine craving.

Taim falafel and smoothie truck

Falafel has been a mainstay of the New York City street food scene for decades. In most cases, however, it’s greasy, deep-fried, and potentially full of questionable ingredients. If you’re looking for high-quality Mediterranean eats on the go, Taim Mobile is the place to get them.

Taim was founded in 2011 by Israeli chef Einat Admony and her husband, Stefan Nafziger. She used her cultural roots and international cooking experience to create a gourmet vegetarian menu inspired by classic Tel Aviv street food. They partnered with an architect/event organizer and a former Wall Street broker to create a food truck that brought their fresh, innovative dishes to Manhattan. Today, Taim has grown to include two brick-and-mortar restaurants in Nolita and the West Village, where the founders’ culinary adventure began.

While the truck is closed for the winter, you can still get Taim’s delicious food at its restaurants year-round. Here’s a small sampling of what they serve:

Falafel

Taim falafel

Whether it’s on pita bread or a platter, Taim makes this classic chickpea-based dish daily using the freshest ingredients available. It’s 100 percent gluten-free and cooked in 0 percent trans-fat vegetable oil.

Smoothies

Taim smoothies
Need something to wash down that falafel? Try one of Taim’s refreshing house-made beverages. In addition to flavored iced teas and lemonades, you’ll find unique fresh fruit smoothies like date lime banana, pear mint lemon, and strawberry raspberry Thai basil on the truck’s menu.

Seasonal Desserts

Taim sufganiyots
Occasionally, Taim will serve seasonal dishes like sufganiyot to celebrate special occasions. For example, the truck and restaurants made these traditional jelly-filled doughnuts this past Hanukkah.

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Christie is a graphic designer who likes to keep healthy simple. She enjoys finding little ways to make healthy foods delicious and stay active while working a busy desk job. She chronicles her culinary adventures and crafting projects at Razzle Frazzle, a blog she co-founded with her best friend/future bakery business partner. Follow them on Twitter @Razzle_Frazzle_.