Like a gentle dragon or the earth itself, falafel’s rough exterior belies its inner warmth. Crunch through outer shells with this Groupon.
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- $5 for $10 worth of sandwiches and salads
- $10 for $20 worth of sandwiches and salads for two<p>
Pitas cradle falafel patties ($5.25), fried eggplant ($5.85), and house-made baba gannouj ($1 extra), which diners can bury in unlimited fixings from a salad bar. See the full menu.
Carrying a pita, a diner approaches a salad bar brimming with pickled condiments, crunchy vegetables, and sauces. Without paying or even speaking to someone behind the counter, the diner lifts the spoon and festoons the pita with a pile of fresh toppings, ready to start the meal anew. At most restaurants, this could get you kicked out, but at Maoz, it’s not only overlooked, it’s encouraged. After choosing from such vegetarian and vegan-friendly options as gluten-free falafel and fried eggplant, pita wraps or salads head to the stainless-steel salad bar. Belgian fries—a thick-cut, lightly battered version of their french cousins—and mounds of sweet-potato fries complement sandwiches and salads along with green-chili sauce, mayo, and salsa for dipping and boosting the self-esteem of napkins.
While feasting at Maoz, part of a chain of restaurants founded in Amsterdam two decades ago, diners sit on benches at long, shared tables that emulate the communal lunch joints of old, Mirroring the eatery’s fresh, stylish food, the interior at Maoz features green tiled walls and steel fixtures illuminated by hanging lamps and baby pictures of supernovas.
At Maoz Vegetarian, enjoy Austin created vegan specials like vegan shawarma, vegan bbq, vegan spicy curry chicken, vegan sweet & sour pork, or even their refreshing vegan Hawaiian chicken made with peaches and apricots. Customers would be remiss to overlook the true star of the menu, though: moist and crunchy falafel. Their falafel balls are formed daily out of ground chickpeas, herbs, and spices, and fried to order in soy bean oil. After selecting salad or freshly baked pita bread sandwich, diners can select their own toppings from a bar brimming with pickled condiments, crunchy vegetables, wholesome grains, and sauces prepared fresh daily, such as chili, yogurt, tahini, or garlic. Belgian or sweet-potato fries with a variety of sauces for dipping, and a fresh squeezed premium juice round out the meal.