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Apr 22, 2009 12:01 PM

Halal Cart on 56th and 6th ave

What hours are they out there?

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  1. do you mean 53rd & 6th "the cart"?? if so, from about noon until the wee hours (they switch sides of the street btwn lunch and dinner)...53rd street "the cart" is way way better than 56th...

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    1. re: Cpalms

      With the big long line, and all the raves, I really looked forward to "the cart". What a disappointment, I did not like that food at all. Not at all.

      Two problems:

      That big pile of meat cooking in advance, with all that liquid bubbling: that's no way to cook meat

      The much vaunted white sauce: blech! A nice lemony tahini sauce or a yogurty raita type thing, either is great, doesn't need reinventing, but that's not what "the cart" uses.

      1. re: KTinNYC

        Co-sign; I thought it delicious. You can't go in expecting it to be something other than it its, which is really delicious street food.

        1. re: a213b

          I'm only interested in delicious food, I don't care it's origin. I went only expecting it to be good and was disappointed.

          I find cheap tacos delicious (probably more delicious than expensive tacos). I find cheap kebab delicious, felafel, shwarma, asian dumplings, all good so long as they are made with care, and without "making allowances". Cheap delicious can be made on street carts.

          To my taste, that halal cart is terrible. I don't need to convince all the people who love it that they should stop loving it, but I do want to by a voice in the darkness for the other people who are like me who will not enjoy it. If you go there and dislike it, read what I recommend and maybe we'll have something in common! If you love it, wow, count yourself as luckier than me :)

          1. re: acidity

            which Halal cart do you like better?

        2. re: acidity

          My wife hates lamb. She loves the cart's lamb with rice. Case closed!

      2. from 7:30pm to 5am.

        THeir day service is not the same company as the night.

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        1. re: rubenhan

          Midtown Lunch has proven you wrong. The Halal guys are on the SE corner of 53rd and 6th during the day. I've seen the same guy with the gray hair working the different carts.

          1. re: rubenhan

            the day cart and night cart are identical, same food... except the lines are much shorter during the day....there is no better $5 lunch in the city, imo.....look for the yellow bags...I agree with KT about the gray haired guy, I think he is mostly day time now....