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Halal Cart 11th street

namreb Dec 10, 2006 02:09 PM

Hello all

I live near the Halal Cart on 11th at the corner of 1st (between 1-A)

I have never tried it but it looks good. Yesterday i scored a cab easily as a great deal of taxi drivers stop by there.
I asked the taxi driver about the chicken platters and he said it is one of the best carts in town.

Anyone been?

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  1. Brian S RE: namreb Dec 10, 2006 07:36 PM

    Samiul Haque Noor (Sammy's Halal),Vendy winner and the king of Jackson Heights food carts, has a cart in the East Village. Maybe this is it.

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    1. re: Brian S
      Nick F. RE: Brian S Dec 10, 2006 11:48 PM

      Sammy's cart is over on W. 4th and Bway.

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      Aloo0628 RE: namreb Dec 10, 2006 07:41 PM

      the halal platters/chicken and rice cart at 53rd and 6th has earned quite a bit of fame in the brown community - and rightfully so. i've only had it once, but WOW was it delicious. i recommend getting a mix of the chicken and lamb. the white sauce is key. i didn't try the hot sauce, but it seems to be a popular addition. the line gets reeeallly long, but it moves fairly quickly, and trust me, it's worth the wait! :-)

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        Brian S RE: Aloo0628 Dec 10, 2006 08:10 PM

        There was a long post on this cart.
        I want to eat there each time I'm walking back from the Museum of Modern Art... but the lines are soooo long!

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          Aloo0628 RE: Brian S Dec 10, 2006 08:53 PM

          ooo neat! thanks, i didn't know about that thread...am new to chowhound. i look forward to reading it!

          and i stand by my comment about the line...it's TOTALLY worth the wait. just take a book or a pal to keep you company :-)

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        tazerowe RE: namreb Dec 11, 2006 12:54 PM

        I live nearby to the cart on 11th at 1st avenue. It is much better than average quality, as you would expect from a halal cart across the street from a mosque and surrounded by taxi cabs all day. At the very least, give the location, there is significant turnover, so everything is fresh. The chicken is well-seasoned and they have nice kofta that certainly appears homemade. All-in, you can't go wrong.

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