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One of New York’s Top Falafel Shops Is Expanding to Georgetown

Taïm is shooting for a late summer or early fall opening

Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

NYC falafel favorite Taïm is making good on plans to bring its Mediterranean menu to other cities by signing a lease in Georgetown.

Taïm, which translates to “tasty” in Hebrew, will open its first D.C. location at 1065 Wisconsin Avenue NW, WBJ reports. The 1,600-square-foot location will debut next to longtime Italian darling Filomena in late summer or early fall, H&R Retail tenant broker rep Sebastian Restifo tells Eater.

Locally, Taïm is currently focused on the indoor-outdoor Georgetown site with no others in the works for now, he adds.

Taïm falafel is coming to 1065 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Georgetown.
Tierney Plumb/Eater DC

The Tel Aviv-style chain from celebrated chef Einat Admony, who’s opened over a dozen restaurants over her career, debuted in the West Village in 2005 and now has five Manhattan locations. In addition to its made-from-scratch falafel — named the best in New York by the Daily News in 2012 —Taïm also offers hummus, Israeli salads, and smoothies in a fast-casual setting.

Admony and husband Stéfan Nafziger teamed up with an investment group led by Chipotle alums to fuel expansion plans, according to industry publication Restaurant Hospitality. Admony, who’s been talking about scaling for a couple years now, previously cited Los Angeles, Chicago, Australia, and Japan as future locations on her wish list.