Meru from Biryani Cart is constantly reinventing himself. Starting today, he will have a second cart next to the original Biryani Cart on 46th Street and 6th Avenue. This one is branded as Butcher’s Choice and will be specializing in Philly Cheese Steaks. They’ll cost just $6 and feature spicy pepperjack cheese.
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A few weeks ago Meru from Biryani Cart told me he was moving his second cart next to the original on 46th and 6th. Last week I noticed a brand new Mexican cart (complete with sombrero) in its place.
Meru has moved his second Biryani Cart downtown to Greenwich Street, where Kwik Delights and El Rey del Sabor are also currently vending. The menu down there is the same. If only Andrea still worked downtown, there’d be lots of news to report.
Biryani Cart is not going anywhere on 46th Street, but its second cart seems to reinvent itself every few months. For a while, you could try Chinese-Indian food and once upon a time it was Juicy Wings. But starting today, it has moved from the east side of Sixth Avenue and will be located right next to the original cart (on the west side) and selling their giant kati wraps. In addition to larger versions of their sweet chili chicken roll, you can also try a giant philly steak roll and a falafel combo roll. All for $5! The cart will be there every weekday until 7pm.
A few weeks ago, we told you that Biryani Cart owner Meru Sikder re-launched his fried rice cart Vooter-Adda. Now things have changed once again. The Chinese-Indian fusion cart didn’t work out so well, so instead, Meru has put a second Biryani Cart on 46th Street across the street from the original one.
The menus are exactly the same so if the line is too long on the west side of the street, you can cross over Sixth Avenue and get the same affordable kati rolls and biryani dishes on the NE corner. Now that most of the food trucks have been kicked out of this block, it’s nice to know we have one more option on this side of Sixth.
You may remember back in 2013 when Meru Sikder, the owner and chef of Biryani Cart, pulled up a super cheap Indian fried rice cart next to his original cart. Well, it’s back starting today.
Last week, I had a bit of a panic attack. I noticed Biryani Cart had not been out four times over the month that I had walked by 46th and 6th Avenue. I got really worried when an imposter cart had taken their place. This is one of many carts that have been circling the area with creative names like “Biryani Car” and “Biryani Card”. We might have another Famous Halal Guy situation on our hands.
But as commenters had reported, there indeed was nothing to fear.
It’s possible that they are just at their health inspection which occurs every two years and is notorious for taking weeks, but I have not seen Biryani Cart on 46th Street in close to a month now. I was alarmed this past Friday when I spotted a nearby imposter cart with the creative name “Biryani Car” in their usual spot.
I’ve reached out to Meru, the owner of Biryani Cart, but it seems his phone is not currently taking messages. So unfortunately I can not confirm or deny that Biryani Cart will be back on the street. The two-time Vendy Award-winning Biryani Cart is one of Midtown Lunch’s first discoveries and their excellent kati rolls have been on our regular lunch rotation for the very beginning. We will keep you updated as we get more information.
For those of you that didn’t get a chance to travel out to Jamaica, Queens to try Biryani Cart owner Meru Sikder’s Chinese food at his brick-and-mortar location, we have good news for you. Starting today, you’ll notice a new cart on 46th Street and 6th Avenue right next to the original Biryani Cart. Vooter-Adda NY is the same name as the now closed restaurant and the menu will offer only six items, mostly comprised of fried rice. You can get it with Manchurian Chicken, Manchurian Shrimp, Masala Lamb, or a Chicken/Shrimp Combo. There will also be yakisoba and chow mein offered. Nothing on the menu exceeds $6 and I for one am very excited. Early adopters leave comments below.
I received some very exciting news this week when Meru, kati roll master and owner of Biryani Cart told me he would be opening his first restaurant this week. My excitement waned only slightly when he told me it would be in Jamaica, Queens. Field trip, anyone?
The restaurant is called Voot-er Adda NY and if all goes according to plan, it will open on Thursday. The menu is a very interesting fusion of Bangladeshi and Chinese cuisine. Meru gave me a copy of the menu and it looks like a perfect Midtown Lunch spot (except for the whole geographical issue) with most dishes well under $10. Some of the wings he was serving at Juicy Wings are featured as appetizers, along with some deliciously described entrees like sizzling chicken katsu, Manchurian fried rice, and Thai style masala beef. The famous kati rolls are offered, along with (surprise, surprise) a $6.95 lunch special.
For now, Meru will still be manning the 46th Street cart during the day and will be at the restaurant in the evening. When I asked the busy chef if he plans on bringing any of these new dishes to Midtown, I got a good-for-now “maybe.”
Last week the Biryani Cart (on 46th and 6th) added a new special to their menu in honor of our Birthday Party, featuring a kati roll, a bit of chicken biryani and a samosa all for $7. (I do love variety!) It was so popular that they’ve decided to add the combo to the permanent menu starting today. It sold out pretty quickly on Thursday of last week (once they run out of samosas it’s over), so if it looks good to you, you may want to hit it up early today just to be safe.