More Cart Shenanigans: Beware of the Yellow Sweaters
Fresh off taking photos of that mediocre Mexican cart posing as a Vendy Award nominee, I ran into these guys again on the SW corner of 53rd and 6th Ave… who have now started wearing yellow sweaters to further confuse people into thinking they are the famous 53rd St. and 6th Ave. halal cart. As you know (or maybe you don’t know), at night this corner of Midtown is occupied by one of the most popular street meat carts in the city. The line stretches down the street from the time they set up (around 7 p.m.) to the time they leave (sometime after 3 a.m.) But during the day, there is a different cart there serving different food- but that doesn’t stop them from claiming to be the same cart that is there a night. They still don’t have yellow bags though, which is the true way you know you’re getting the real thing. If they ever switch to yellow bags, there might be a war.
A photo of the actual famous halal cart guys is after the jump…
If you want the famous nighttime food (that won our Street Meat Palooza contest) for lunch, you have to go to the SE corner of 53rd and 6th, or the SW corner of 53rd and 7th. Look for the real yellow bags and real yellow sweaters.