Food Truck Fever!
53th St and 6 Ave Halal Cart
This is probably the single most popular food cart in NYC. Saffron-scented rice, juicy chicken, awesome gyro, a handful of crisp lettuce and warm pita bread makes it the best Halal food in town. And there is alway long line awaits. But now Midtown Lunchers have two places to get the Famous Halal Guys chicken and lamb over rice platter during the day. SW corner of 53rd & 7th and SE corner of 53rd & 6th. Isn’t that exciting?
Walk down 46th street between 5th and 6th avenues at lunchtime, and you’ll have a hard time missing this vehicular mecca¾the line extends down the street. The popularity exists for good reason: anyone who tries Moshe’s Falafel will attest to its flavor. Try their crispy, fluffy falafels: get a small order of three for a cool $3.75, or large order of five for a still-reasonable $5.25. The portions are ample¾three is a meal and five is a feast.
WAFELS & DINGES
The Wafels & Dinges trucks, collectively, are a delicious waffle armada that is taking New York City by storm. Never eaten waffles from a truck before? You are in for quite the delight. Just walk within fifty yards of one of their trucks and you will find yourself powerless against the tractor beam that is the smell of fresh waffles baking and maple syrup. The Brussels Wafel, their signature dish, is airy and perfect for summer, served up for just $5. Many love the denser Liège Wafel, also $5, while some save it for colder weather. Smother either in fudge or Nutella.
NYC CRAVINGS TRUCK
Pair the meaty Taiwanese fried pork or fried chicken over rice, $7, with a side of anchovies with peanuts and chili peppers, $4. Make sure to get the pork sauce, and consider splurging on some extra pork sauce or a tea egg for a dollar more.
Put simply, people LOVE this truck. Cookies, cakes and brownies, all are good and worth a try. Fear the addictive potential of the Whoopie pies in particular¾the chocolate and pumpkin varieties are baked daily and cost a dangerous $2 apiece.
LA CENSE BEEF BURGER TRUCK
There are few things on the menu, and basically what you’re looking at is a hamburger, $6, and a hamburger with cheese, $6.50. La Cense’s burgers are made with grass-fed beef brought in from Montana. Of the two choices, neither disappoints¾we’re talking about a big, meaty burger, and after all, this is America.