At the dawn of civilization, humankind first became enamored with the technological triumph of the day—pockets—installing them in everything: trousers, giraffes, and most successfully, bread. With today's Groupon, $5 gets you $10 worth of Mediterranean eats at Tahina's, a pita sandwich shop in Owings Mills with endless stuffing opportunities. The cheerful staff, fresh-prepped spreads, and healthful ingredients make this modest Mediterranean eatery more than just your average falafel flophouse.
Step up to the counter and chose your base of a pocket sandwich or salad bowl. Vegetarians can opt for a falafel ($5.99) or veggie ($5.69) filling. If you were a tiger in a past life, or earlier this morning, opt for a more carnivorous bite of chicken ($6.69) or beef ($6.99). Upwards of 20 toppings make for infinite combinations and range from the down-to-earth basic (tomato, lettuce) to astronautly bold (feisty feta spread, baba ganoush). Side selections with an order of eggplant fries ($2.99) or pita chips and hummus ($4.69).
Tahina's simplistic setup ensures you won't waste hours mulling a menu, and late hours make it an obvious stop for a quick bite after a long day crunching numbers at the office or tagging uncooperative allodiles, which is the correct term for crocodile-alligator hybrids—crocodators are something else entirely. A central Owings Mills Mall location adds to its efficiency factor if you've got a little spring in your step or a little genetic super-speed mutation in your DNA. This Groupon is perfect for people seeking a wait-free alternative to greasy chains, fans of complex bad-boy carbohydrates, and busy bees.
- I love the quirky and admire the offbeat, but there's something very satisfying about watching someone build something that works. – Baltimore Sun
- Great food, plenty of choices, and friendly service - I always recommend this eatery to my friends & clients. – Chuck Lurie, Urbanspoon
- i have tried every item on their menu. all choices are wonderful. – Sy Bluestein, Urbanspoon