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.
The Fort Greene sandwich is made with sourdough bread, fontinella cheese, avocado slices, pieces of slab bacon, and a cilantro spread. This was an excellent combination of ingredients that played off each other well.
Watching them put it together was fun. It starts with lettuce and tomato on a lightly toasted bun. Then a big, fat, grilled burger is placed on top. Salsa criolla (cilantro, lime juice, salt, red onions & habañero) is also put on the burger.
Inside the sandwich were shredded, tender short rib, pickled red onions, watercress and gruyere cheese.
The meat was very tender, and there was no fat on it at all. The five spice powder did not come through as strongly on the beef as it did on the pork belly we previously had, but it was noticeable.
A new food cart launches menu filled with Asian-influenced tacos and Aji de Gallina – a chicken, egg and potato dish.
We’ve eaten at Eddie’s Pizza Truck many times, but what we really wanted to try were their new sliders, which are only available at Eddie’s Pizza Cart, not the Truck.
The meal came with two nice sized fish fillets that were lightly breaded with some pepper and other spices in the breading. This wasn’t heavily breaded like fish & chips in England, it was much lighter.
There was lots of meat on each taco, which were topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, crema, crumbled cojita cheese, cilantro and thankfully, two tortillas per taco. There were even a few sliced radishes.
The grilled chicken over rice dish from Carnegie John’s is our pick for the best street vendor chicken dish in Midtown.
The kati rolls at My Biryani cart are good, but not great. Two of these for $6 is still a tasty and filling lunch, but they really can’t compare to the original Biryani Cart just two blocks north.
The spiciness of the mustard immediately came through, but combined with the cabbage, onions, and wurst, it was not too overpowering.
The NYPD released surveillance video of a man suspected of robbing vendors eight times in the last two weeks, mostly in Elmhurst, Queens.
In any conversation about the best street food vendors in New York, Biryani Cart merits serious consideration. Biryani Cart was founded by Meru Sikder, and they have a strong and loyal following on 46th St, just west of 6th Ave.
Calexico still makes one of the best burritos on the streets of New York – and their tacos and quesadillas are among the best too.