Several Ravens have discovered this place. But I just found out about it and can’t wait to visit soon. Tahina’s in Owings Mills is pulling in the crowds, says Jory Schunick, who also claims he serves the best falafel on the East Coast. That’s a pretty impressive statement.
Schunick, a partner with three others in the restaurant venture, says he got the idea after visiting Israel, where falafels are a food staple. "On every block, there’s a falafel place," he says. "There’s nothing like it in Owings Mills or Baltimore."
The niche is that it’s quick serve, with the goal to have customers in and out of the store in four to five minutes, he says. The space can seat 26 for those who want to eat there. The menu is simple with traditional falafels for $5.79 and chicken and beef for slightly more. There’s a veggie option, hummus, and fries with a sauce bar. Sounds good to me. And who would want to argue with football powerhouses Ed Reed and Todd Heap anyway?