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NYC Style Halal Truck Food in Toronto?

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Hi All

Just got back from a trip to NYC a few weeks ago and now I'm craving their street vendor halal food with the white/red sauce.

Is it possible to find this anywhere in downtown Toronto? (was never been a big eater of halal food/shawarma etc before I left)

Thanks!

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  1. not to my knowledge. certainly none that use charcoal as those in NYC do...ahhh....tiger halal..

    1. Bump. Is there anywhere in Toronto serving chicken rice, lamb rice, combo rice, w/ hot sauce, white sauce? The closest dish I can think of there is Greek chicken kebabs on rice w/ tzatziki sauce. The chicken is more lemony, the rice isn't the same and there's no hot sauce, but it's close to the NYC halal version and widely available.

      Fun fact: The Vendy award winning owner of the Kwik Meal cart went to cooking school in Toronto and worked at the Russian Tea Room.

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      1. re: GoodGravy

        I think a closer dish to the NYC Halal chicken is the halal $12.99 shish tawouk plate at Paramount on Yonge http://www.paramountfinefoods.com/men..., which comes with 2 chicken skewers, garlic sauce and hot sauce if you want it, or maybe something similar at a nearby Milo's. Maybe another Chowhound could recommend other shawarma places on Yonge that serve decent chicken kabobs and rice.

        I thought the NYC garlic sauce was something along the lines of the garlic sauce used at most Lebanese shawarma joints in TO, although the NYC version seemed a little heavier/greasier/more mayo-based than the garlic sauce used in TO.

        In case anyone wants to DIY. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/455273

        yellow rice and white sauce recipe: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4552...

        The Persian and Afghan places in TO also serve chicken kabobs with rice, that's maybe slightly closer to the NYC halal version than chicken souvlaki.

      2. Isn't there a food truck vendor at Nathan Philip Square?

        1. The only place i know that maybe close to cart is Nora shawarma at richmond and spadina. Their white sauce is the closest thing youll get close to NYC cart in my opinion.