DC Middle Eastern Food

Fast-casual Taim adds Dupont Circle restaurant, launches Bowls menu

New location becomes second in Washington, sixth overall

Eastern Mediterranean restaurant chain Taim will open a new location in Dupont Circle in Washington, DC September 10. Known for its falafel, kebabs,cauliflower shawarma, mezze, and humus with street food inspiration, the fast-casual chain continues to grow, already having four locations in New York City and an existing spot in the Georgetown Business District in Washington. Taim is also expanding its menu with new bowls on rice that is gently-flavored with cumin seeds and hummus.

Taim Bowls menu

Taim got its start in Manhattan’s West Village. Founded by Chef Einat Admony in 2005, Taim, which means “tasty” in Hebrew, received “the queen of falafel” title by The New York Times. Many guests will remember Admony as a judge for cable food competition shows “Beat Bobby Flay” and “Chopped,” which she won twice.

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Taim Bowl selections come in six variations:

  • Falafel in traditional format with green of mint, cilantro and parsley, or harissa Falafel withTunisian spices or a combination, served with Israeli salad, pickled cabbage, and tahini
  • Cauliflower Shawarma, which features popular crispy cauliflower tossed in Chef Admony’s own shawarma spice, pickled onions, and amba, which is a tangy, mango fenugreek chutney sauce, served with Israeli salad, pickled cabbage, tahini, and parsley
  • Impossible Kebabs, featuring the Impossible meat, prepared with the founder’s special blend of fresh herbs and spices, and served with Israeli salad, pickled cabbage, tahini, and parsley
  • Eggplant Sabich, a savory combination of crispy, golden eggplant, hard boiled egg, and amba, served with Israeli salad, pickled cabbage, tahini, and parsley

“Our customers have long asked us for bowls,” says Bethany Strong, chief operating officer. “We also see their popularity with all fast-casual customers. We wanted to create delicious bowls in the Taïm way. Our rice, with toasted cumin seeds and hummus, brings out the amazing flavors of our entrees in an incredibly delicious way. We are truly giving customers a “bowl” new way to enjoy Taïm.”

A new, Dupont Circle Taim

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To promote the new Dupont Circle Taim location, the chain will offer $5 falafel pitas, salads and bowls on September 9, during its soft opening. Also, all of the first-day proceeds will be donated to the FRESHFARM nonprofit, which operates the Dupont Circle Farmers Market.

”We love the diverse food scene here in Washington and can’t wait to serve Dupont Circle, “ says Admony.

Taim Dupont Circle, 1514 Connecticut Avenue, Washington DC 20036

Photo credit: Taim

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