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Dec 12, 2008 03:39 AM

Great street food in Midtown

We'll be doing a selfguided walking tour of Christmas window's from Macy's on 34th up 5th Avenue to Barney's on 60th. Any suggestions for a vendor that has great street food or a place to stop for a good sandwich?

I don't want to end up in a chain in Times Square.


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  1. My favorite little place for a bite on that strip is Certe, on 55th between 5th & 6th. They do a big catering and take-out business, and also have a cute back room where they have table service. The food is excellent and reasonable and the service excellent!

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    1. re: City Kid

      start here ..then go come back to chowhound with specific questions...

    2. Falafel on pita from Kwik Meal
      SW Corner of 45th Street and Sixth Avenue, New York City NY 10036

      1. You must take a stop at the Halal Cart on 53rd and 6th for lamb. There's a reason they've won award after award.

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        1. re: JungMann

          Yes, I agree! My friends and I went searching for his cart after a late night because the food is SO GOOD here. love it!

          1. re: Deeelicious

            OP didn't specify if they were going window shopping during the day or evening, though.

            Make sure you get the right cart on the right corner. There are lots of imposters.

            During the day it is SOUTHEAST corner of 53rd and 6th, or the SOUTHWEST corner of 53rd and SEVENTH. At least it is like this on weekdays, not sure about weekends. But at night (after 7pm) it is the SOUTHWEST corner of 53rd and 6th. The SW corner nighttime cart is there weekdays and weekends.

            In any case memorize this logo:

            1. re: kathryn

              Thank you for the link to the logo - that will help immeasurably! I am already looking forward to a gyro.

              1. re: KGill

                The chicken is what to order from the Halal Guys. The lamb is very ordinary.

        2. Simple rule: 6th Avenue, not 5th. Then let your nose guide you. I generally eat at the cart diagonal from Radio City. (The basic "lamb over rice with white sauce and hot sauce...with a slice of pita bread.")

          1. Hallo Berlin 54th and 5th, Daisy May's 50th and 6th, Tony Dragonas, 62nd and Mad, Pappa Perrones Pizza Truck, 55th and Park, Dessert Truck 53rd and Park, Kwik Meal, 46th and Park