What's the story behind Maoz?

The Maoz story begins back in 1991 when the first restaurant was opened in Amsterdam, Holland. Soon enough the place turned into a magnet for curious locals and world travelers who just couldn’t get enough of this fresh new concept. Maoz Vegetarian quickly grew to become a global brand with branches opening up throughout major cities around the world. In 2004, Maoz Vegetarian made its North American launch in Philadelphia followed by New York City and additional locations nationwide. 

What does the name Maoz mean?

The origin of the word Maoz comes from the term for courage or strength. Our no-nonsense vegetarian menu, fun experience and satisfying food are a source of strength for anyone who's ever had a bite of Maoz. Once you've tried it, you'll know what a power filled meal tastes like.

What is a Maoz Sandwich?

Our signature product, the Maoz Sandwich, is a freshly baked pita bread pocket (whole-wheat or white) filled with crispy handmade falafel balls and topped with salads and sauces such as chili (red or green), yogurt, tahini or garlic - each prepared daily. This sandwich is guaranteed to leave you with a long lasting feeling of joy and satisfaction.   

So, what is falafel?

Our falafel is made out of chickpeas ground with fresh vegetables, herbs and a special blend of spices we call "The Maoz Magic Powder". This unique mixture is then shaped into little balls and quickly fried in zero trans-fat vegetable oil, poured fresh every day. With an uncompromising commitment to freshness, we make sure to prepare our falafel balls for every order. And by the way, our falafel is gluten-free! 

What are the health benefits of chickpeas?

Chickpeas are our number one ingredient. They are a super healthy legume, packed with plenty of proteins, minerals and vitamin B. They are also a great source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, antioxidants, iron, phosphorus, folate and zinc. To top that, the high fiber content in chickpeas helps maintain blood sugar levels after eating. We consider them almost magical. They also taste really good. What can we say? We love them. 

What's the secret behind Maoz salads?

All of the Maoz signature salads and sauces are prepared according to original recipes which have been perfected over the years. Our salads are made fresh daily, preserving the taste and health benefits. We make an effort to buy our produce from local farms, carefully handpicking only superior quality and fresh products. Our famous salad bar is an appetizing display of colors, spices and zesty flavors! 

What makes eating at Maoz so different?

We understand that people have different tastes and preferences when it comes to eating. That's why at Maoz Vegetarian we believe in letting our customers choose what they want and how they want it. Our unique concept allows people to create their own meals by selecting from a variety of homemade salads, toppings and sauces. The possibilities are endless and amazing new combinations are born every day! 

Where can I find other Maoz restaurants?

We are a growing brand and can be found in numerous locations throughout Europe and the US. Visit our locations page to catch up on where we are now and where we will be opening soon. 

Do you cater for meetings or events?

We sure do. Maoz Vegetarian is the perfect solution for your next business meeting, office gathering or social event. Our catering services bring the unique pick-and-choose concept to any location, offering your guests a fun and engaging way to enjoy a nutritious meal. You can't go wrong with fresh vegetarian combos, anytime, anywhere and for any crowd.  

How can I learn more?

We would love to answer all your questions. Please feel free to contact us through the site's contact page. You can always contact the manager at a Maoz Vegetarian restaurant near you.