1. The Halal Guys
The Halal Guys legend began in 1990, when the three founding partners opened up a hot dog cart on West 53rd & 6th Avenue in New York City. As business grew, they recognized a huge demand from Muslim cab drivers looking for a halal food meal. That is when the famous platter of chicken and gyro over rice was born. And let’s not forget about the famous white and red sauces!
2. The Milk Truck
Milk Truck got its start at the indoor Brooklyn Flea in January, 2010. Since then they’ve expanded into other Flea markets, put an actual truck on the road (they call her Bessie), licensed their menu to the folks at Houston Hall, started selling made-to-order mac & cheese from their Mac Bar (open Saturdays at Smorgasburg and rated #1 in the city by Village Voice in 2013), built a catering kitchen for their growing catering business and sponsored a little league team. They’ve been busy! But they still cut their bread by hand to get the right thickness for their bread slices. They still obsess about making sure that each ingredient is in a sandwich for one reason and one reason only: to make that sandwich delicious. And even though it’s slower, they still make every sandwich to order, by hand.
• Amazing mac & cheese
• Great sandwiches
3. NY Dosas
The locally famous Thiru Kumar whips up fresh, made-to-order masala dosa for hipsters and fobs alike.
• Vegan food cart
• Some of the best South Indian dosas in NYC
4. Kwik Meal Cart
Address: 110 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036
Owned by the world-renowned Mohammed Rahman – one of the most talented culinary stars of our generation. Excellent food and they accept credit card!
5. Biryani Cart
Must have their kati rolls. Off the proverbial chain. Seriously amazing kati rolls.
6. El Rey Del Taco Truck
Address: 3301 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103
Phone: (347) 754-2966
• Probably one of the BEST taco trucks in the nation
• Hands down these guys know what they are doing; platters are popular
• Their hot sauce is SPICY
7. Wafels & Dinges
• Insanely good Belgian Waffles
• Their sweet waffles are our favorite, especially with the spekuloos spread
Taïm is the love child of husband and wife team, Chef Einat Admony and Stefan Nafziger. In 2005, homesick for the favorite street food of Tel Aviv, they heard of a tiny store front available on quiet Waverly place and decided to open their own falafel shop. Relying on her years of international cooking experience as well as her roots, Einat created a menu centered around street food with a gourmet twist. The freshness and quality of the ingredients coupled with Taïm’s spin on traditional falafel flavors give new meaning to the concept of fast food.
9. King of Falafel & Shawarma
Voted as the #1 street vendor in NYC and one of the 12 Best falafels in NYC, they have been featured in many media outlets from NYC to Japan, including twice by the New York Times.