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Has the Old Shangri-La Cart Been Resurrected in Midtown?


Back in the early days of Midtown Lunch, Zach discovered a cart serving Tibetan specialities on 50th and Sixth Avenue. Then it disappeared into the wilds of Queens leaving us completely momo-less. Amazingly, I spotted a seemingly new food cart on 50th between 6th and 7th. It was overshadowed by the large fleet of food trucks, but there it was: Shangri-La Express. The guys at the cart told me they’ve been at this new/old location for about 3 weeks and plan to set up there every day for lunch. No word on whether this is related to the old one, but if the food is good, it doesn’t really matter.

Check out the menu below to see their offerings, including chicken lollipops, sha-balay (Tibetan beef patties), and of course, momos.

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Queens Tibetan Cart Spotted in Midtown!?


This just in from Lunch’er Dan:

There is a Tibetan food cart parked outside the Time Life building on 50th St & 6th Ave today. It looks like the Dalai Lama is appearing at radio City Music Hall from today through Sunday so this Potala cart from Queens must surely have decided to set up across the street because of that.

More after the jump…

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Found! Tibetan Cart returning to Midtown in a few weeks‏

A few weeks ago I put out an APB for a Tibetan Cart that had popped up one day on 50th St. btw. 6+7th, only to disappear the next day. Thanks to the ML commenting faithful, the “Shangrila Express” was discovered in Jackson Heights, and since then has been mentioned in the NY Times and yesterday was given the full write up by Gothamist- but with no mention of why it was in Midtown that one day, or whether or not it would ever return.

Well, thanks to Joe at Gothamist, I got in touch with Dorjee from the Shangrila Express last night, and he confirmed that while the cart intends to be in Jackson Heights every night for dinner, it will soon be spending lunchtime in Midtown! They are still searching for the best spot, and plan on settling somewhere within the next two weeks.  They’re hoping to set up on Park Ave, but haven’t ruled out 5th Ave or Broadway. As soon as they set up shop, I’ll let you know. In the meantime, let Joe’s photos of momos and “Tibetan Beef Patties” get you pumped…