Halal Cart 11th street
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.
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! :-)
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.