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Jan 11, 2006 01:00 PM

Best Street Food?????

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I just waited 1/2 hour for bratwurst and weisswurst at the wurst cart on 54th and 5th. I don't know if I'd wait that long again, but the food was great!!!

What are some other highly reccomended street vendors????

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  1. Daisy May's BBQ Cart. The brisket, pulled pork and chili are all amazing, as is the sweet tea with fresh mint served in a mason jar. There are several locations.

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    1. re: David b

      The sweet tea is not served in a mason jar at the Chili carts. It is served in a quart sized Chinese soup container.

      1. re: ES

        Actually, at the cart on 49th and Park I've always been given a mason jar to go.

        1. re: David B

          I heard that cart is gone until spring..have you seen it lately?

    2. Halal Food cart on the SW corner of 53rd and 8th after 8pm. For a dollar more they give you extra meat (might as well take it after standing in a half block long line).

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      1. re: welle

        Thought that cart is on 6th Avenue?

      2. The lovely church of Our Lady of Guadalupe on 14th between 8th and 9th, features a couple of carts oudside on Sunday mornings. They serve tamales and frijoles and some odd looking things. I've tried them all over the last six months, and they're all good, particularly when the wind is whistling down off the river.

        Very guilt-inducing (how Catholic is that?!), to sneak a snack en route to brunch in Pastis!

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        1. re: Sean Dell

          I think those are the best Tamales in the city. I haven't had them in a couple of years, but I used to go down there every weekend and buy a bunch stick them in the fridge an eat them several times during the week.

        2. The Cheesesteak cart on Broadway and 3rd outside Tower Records makes a decent (if non-authentic) cheesesteak. They also, oddly, have good gyros.

          1. This is out of the normal midtown-daytime street food, but one evening a few weeks ago I was walking on Bowery and 3rd or 4th street and came across a vendor (Michael) who was unique. He makes wraps with multiple fresh vegetables, spices, chicken ( i think he had tofu and something else too), beans, rice. Everything was really fresh and well seasoned - a wrap which seemed to weigh 2 pounds was $5 or $6. He gets there around 6 pm 6 nights a week.