Kwik Meal’s Muhammed Rahman Returns to Midtown in New “Quick Delight” Cart
Last August Muhammed Rahman, the cart operator who famously used to cook at the Russian Tea Room, left Midtown for a new pizza and pasta venture on the Upper West Side; entrusting his famous Kiwk Meal cart (on 45th and 6th) to helpers. Well, this week Muhammed made his triumphant return- opening a new cart called “Quick Delight” on 45th Street and 3rd Avenue. This is the third cart in the Kwik Meal empire, replacing Kwik Meal 2 which used to park on 5th Ave. until it was stolen a few months ago from the garage where it was parked. Kwik Gourmet, the second cart, is still parked on 47th & Park Avenue.
This is huge news, and the tips poured in yesterday from excited Kwik Meal fans on the East side who have always had to walk West for a taste of Rahman’s famous lamb pita… but even more exciting is the news that Quick Delight will have two menu items not available at either of the other two carts.
The new cart has a gyro spit, but since Kwik Meal is famous for their real lamb (rather than the standard gyro meat) Rahman will use the spit to make chicken shawarma. Quick Delight will also have chicken on a stick. Unfortunately, because of the bad weather Quick Delight won’t be in their new spot today (Wednesday)- but they will return tomorrow. Eventually, if business picks up, he will serve the fish dishes that are popular at the Kwik Meal cart on 6th Ave., but until then you’ll have to be satisfied with the new dishes and old standbys.
Quick Delight, SE corner of 45th Street & 3rd Avenue