Loving the Salad Bar, but Over the Falafel at Maoz

Somehow I had made it though life without ever trying Maoz. Yes, they are a chain, but any chain with such an extensive selection of as much pickled items as I can fit in my pita is really ok by me. I got the “meal deal”, the falafel in pita which comes with fries and a soft drink and went with $1 upgrade to get a fresh carrot juice instead.  You are free to stuff that pita with whatever is out on their salad bar.

The pickled carrots won my heart over. I also liked the slaw and beets. I made sure to pack the veggies in there.

Check out how big it is…

Don’t act like you are not impressed, that thing could not be more stuffed. Unfortunately the falafel balls themselves were dry and didn’t have much flavor. The easy solution to perking up those balls lies in covering them in the sauces provided over at the salad bar. The garlic mayo is addicting and doubles as a great dip for the Belgian fries. In the future, I would probably stick with the “salad meal deal” that lets you fill a box up with selection from the salad bar.

THE + (What somebody who likes this place would say)

  • The salad bar is divine
  • Fresh juice instead of soda is great upgrade
  • A healthy(ish) no-meat lunch is nice for a change

THE – (What somebody who doesn’t like this place would say)

  • Dry falafel is just sad
  • I wish the pita had more room to stuff it with salad bar goodies

Maoz, 1115 Walnut St (btw 11th and 12th St.), 215-922-3409



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