A Brooklyn coffee vendor will be able to keep the same spot he’s manned for 16 years, all because CBS 2 shined the spotlight on an apparently arbitrary decision by the city Department of Transportation.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is pushing the city to reduce fines faced by street vendors, but the mayor described it as less than a good idea.
There are plenty of carts on the streets of New York, but where can you find the highest quality meals? We narrowed it down for you – here are the best bets for a quality food cart lunch or dinner.
One of the rules we try to follow is that if the name of a dish is in the name of a restaurant, try that dish.
You see sausage & peppers stands at all the NYC street fairs, but there are a few things Tony does that improves on the standard street fair sausage & peppers hero.
While you can get hot dogs on just about every corner of NYC, there is only one street vendor serving authentic German wurst, Hallo Berlin.
The pad thai was decent, but a little boring. It was peanutty, but didn’t have that sweet and tangy sauce that we love.
John is an old-school Greek vendor who takes pride in what he serves, with quality being important to him. We think he has one of the best chicken over rice dishes in the city, but on this visit, we went with the ribeye steak sandwich for $6.
One of the newest, and certainly one of the most unique, street vendors around town is a tiny cart called Monsieur Singh Lassi Pops.
With yesterday’s announcement of the 2012 Vendy Award Finalists, we started thinking about past Vendy Award winners. One past Vendy Award winner we haven’t reviewed for you yet is Sammy’s Halal Food, who won the 2nd Vendy Cup back in 2006.
We got some negative feedback on a recent review of the Indian Tasty Halal Food cart on 44th Street (near 6th Ave). So we made a follow-up visit.
Its beautiful Indian decor helps it stand out from most other food carts in the city, and they are a true Indian food cart. You won’t get chicken over rice at the Famous Dal wagon, but you can get keema masala, puri bhajji, chicken tikka masala, and of course dal.
When we see a halal food cart, we assume they will have chicken or “lamb” over rice with white and hot sauce. Lately, we’ve run into a few halal carts with chicken tikka masala, kati rolls and fish served with Indian spices and sauces.
You constantly hear about the new breed of Korean food trucks, who mix Korean and Mexican influences. What you don’t hear about as often are the old-school Korean street food carts, such as Bapcha.
Even though this was halal food, you could tell from the herbs and spices that it was more along Indian or Pakistani lines than Middle Eastern flavors.