Shendy’s Becomes Part of Famous Halal Guys 53rd & 6th Empire
A few months ago fans of Shendy’s Halal (on 52nd and 6th) started noticing some changes in the cart. The containers had changed, the hot sauce was hotter, the meat was different. We weren’t sure what was going on at the time, but one thing was clear… they were not serving the same food that scored them a second place finish in this year’s Street Meat Palooza. Well, this week all of our questions have been answered… Shendy’s is now partnered with the Famous Halal Guys on 53rd & 6th!
In the photo above you can clearly see the branded sweaters, and the yellow bags with the logos. But what about the food?
Exactly the same. Apparently “Shendy” (the guy whose face used to be on the side of the cart) returned to Egypt recently. Either he decided to sell the cart to the 53rd & 6th St. guys, or the guys he handed it off to made the deal. But either way, they are now serving the exact same food you’ll find on the SE corner of 53rd and 6th during the day (and the SW Corner of 53rd & 6th at night.) Same rice. Same sauces. Same circular containers. Same pita bread. In fact, while we were waiting to order, the guy ran over to the cart on the SW corner of 53rd and 6th, and came back with a giant metal tub full of rice. Craziness.
This is terrible news for all the Shendy’s fans out there, but good news for fans of the Famous Halal Guys. The lines on the SW corner of 53rd and 6th have been getting pretty long lately, so now you have the Shendy’s cart as another daytime option if you don’t want to walk to 53rd and 7th (the Famous Halal Guys have a cart there too.) Thanks to Lunch’er “Ned” for the tip…