It’s rare for me to step into a restaurant quite like Maimonide, affectionately known as M.O.B, but here I am telling you about it. Maimonide is a vegan spot off Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn with the most laid back vibe you can encounter. The crowd there is somewhat eclectic but certainly mixed for anyone to pop in for a bite and feel comfortable. With exaggerated communal tables, they definitely leave room for strangers to leave as friends.
I was served a delightfully refreshing lemonade which I later learned they added a spritz to. It made all the difference and I’ll need all my lemonades like that for the remainder of the summer. My friend ordered the beet wine which we had both heard great things about and luckily, lived up to her expectations.
Since the flatbreads are the thing to do here, we ordered the Pizza MOB and Iron Man MOB. They brought them out on their signature dish plates which I absolutely adored. It’s a great set up for eating for two and even leaves room for parties to share as much as they’d like. The Pizza MOB consisted of cashew cheese, spinach, some pesto, roasted tomatoes and parmesan made from walnuts. The pizza itself, while flavorful, tasted somewhat soggy with the amount of toppings that made it come together. I couldn’t tell much of a difference in the cheese, and even the consistency could give fresh mozzarella a run for it’s money. I also couldn’t help but feel like I was eating healthy but it’s pizza after all. I will say that having a flatbread was a better food choice based on what my stomach was really craving that day.
While I didn’t indulge in the Iron Man pizza, it looked and smelled scrumptious. Both pizza’s however, were too much for both of us to handle and we had to depart without being able to finish them in their entirety. That makes it a great place to go to with friends and just dig in to your hearts content.