Blockbuster news in the Midtown Lunch inbox today. The famous 53rd St. and 6th avenue chicken and rice cart is expanding their empire to 7th Avenue. The new cart is parked on the SW corner of 53rd St. & 7th Avenue during the day now starting at 11:30 a.m. The sister cart on the SE corner of 53rd & 6th, who won the Midtown Lunch Street Meat Palooza is not effected. Got that? Let’s see if I can break it down for the uninitiated:
- There is a famous chicken and rice cart that parks every night on the SW corner of 53rd & 6th from around 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. The line is down the street every night (you may have seen it before.)
- The same guys have a second cart that parks on the SE corner of 53rd & 6th during the day, from Noon until Midnight. The food is exactly the same as the cart parked across the street at night.
- Now, another cart that serves the same food is parked on the SW corner of 53rd & 7th starting at 11:30 a.m.
The guys at this new cart claimed that this is the very same cart that gets moved over to the SW corner of 53rd & 6th at 7:30 at night- but I’m not positive that is true. Either way, they’ve got the shirts, the plastic bags, and the awning of the famous cart, and the food looks exactly the same… so I guess in the end it doesn’t really matter. Simply put- Midtown Lunchers now 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. Very exciting!