Posts Tagged ‘halal cart nyc’

Outdoor dining

February 3, 2014

give me a bite

The weekend sort-of heatwave was good for midtown football fans and street food eaters. There was a line at the halal guys on the corner of 53rd and Sixth. It looked like a dress-down weekday.


Walking and reading under scaffolding

August 22, 2012

I think this woman is reading a guidebook. The streets are crowded with out-of-towners; many office workers are at the beach and other non-city destinations. The Halal guys are too hard working, though. Just follow the smell of meat to their carts.

This corner smells like meat

February 4, 2012

The corner of Sixth Avenue and 53rd Street is where you can find one of midtown’s most popular halal food carts. After waiting in line and getting an aluminum container of food, many people sit on  the ledge by the sidewalk to have lunch. The smell is lovely or atrocious, depending on your point of view.

Food carts on Broadway

January 12, 2012

Food carts were out on Broadway, but there didn’t seem to be much food. Leftovers from breakfast were visible in the case, though. They’ll get cleared out for tomorrow’s donuts and rolls.

Wanna onesie?

October 27, 2011

West 53rd Street, near MOMA. The Sixth Avenue end of the street is crowded with vendors, so grab a Halal sandwich and check out the tables with t-shirts, hats, and other clothing, crafts, and paintings.

View through the Halal stand

April 17, 2011

The guy who prepares the food was away for a moment – I saw that the cart formed a nice rectangular frame for Sixth Avenue. It’s visually busy, but an interesting view. That’s Radio City down there.

Worth the wait (the Halal cart)

July 21, 2010

That’s what many discerning diners think. At lunchtime, it’s not unusual for the line at the Halal Cart to be 30 people long. A platter is $6, a sandwich $4. Some claim the secret is the white sauce. The cart is also open until 4:00 AM.