Street Meat

King of Falafel and Shawarma Cart

King of Falafel and Shawarma Cart

With Midtown East now littered with more Halal carts than roaches, the trick is finding the decent ones among the pretenders. The first thing you do is eliminat...
Bob & Jo

Bob & Jo

It's amazing how many different cuisines have the standby chicken-over-rice combo. In this case you have Korean -- or, rather, Korean fusion. Now, I grew up in ...
El Rey del Sabor

El Rey del Sabor

Somehow Mexican food and carts just makes sense. Sure you can get some Middle Easterny type stuff and Greek and whatnot, but the Mexican stuff is kinda made to...
King Tut Halal Food

King Tut Halal Food

Apparently the owner of Charcoal Grill thought it was time for a change, so he got a new cart and rebranded it King Tut! This guy was nice enough to wheel his c...
Uncle Gussy's

Uncle Gussy’s

I'm not sure what's up with Greeks and their Uncles. In fact the whole uncle concept is kind of creepy. There was a time when I thought eating food that was coo...
Mo'Men Halal

Mo’Men Halal Food

This poor cart always seems to be surrounded by Manhattan turmoil. My last visit (pictured left) finds our meat truck covered in scaffolding, wedged between a c...
Papa Perrone's

Papa Perrone’s

I grew up on a coast with no Italians. My only reference was the Godfather movies and Tony Danza. Not only did that narrow my understanding of Italian Ameri...
Rafiqi's Midtown East

Rafiqi’s (Midtown East)

I think Rafiqi’s may be the closest these street meat carts come to having a chain. Quite honestly, after running into a couple of these things in my wanderings...
Hallo Berlin Stand

Hallo Berlin German Food Stand

German food seems like a likely street meat candidate right out of the gate. I mean the first and original pushcart vendors (or at least the ones I'm aware ...
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Halal Food (54th & Madison)

I can't really be certain what the name of this cart is. There is no apparent labeling on the thing (aside from "Halal Food") and all my Googling has come up wi...
Charcoal Grill

Charcoal Grill

I can't honestly say I spied a single brick of the black stuff on this dude's grill, but if he calls himself the Charcoal Grill, it must be true! I also can...