I remember the time, I was living in New York. It was New York Fashion Week. Running from show to show, I’m starving after the fifth show. Honestly, these events such as press events usually only fed O’dourves and champagne. This is when I discovered the fast food cart. It was on the south-east corner of 53rd Street and Sixth Avenue. That New York food cart is called The Halal Guys. Founded in 1990 in New York, and by 2013 HG become the third most reviewed restaurant on Yelp in the United States. That same year, HG began expanding its authentic Halal cuisine. From the food cart to restaurants operating more than 75 locations in the US, Canada, Indonesia, South Korea, Philippines and now in U.K. I mean bury me around the corner at Bergdorf’s, but can we get Halal Guys first?
The Hot Sauce Is Really Hot
The Halal Guys are recognized by its famous dish the platter. The platter consists of chicken or gyro meat with rice, salad, and multiple sauces. There is also an alternative called a Gyro. These are great for on the go. It’s a sandwich consists of chicken or gyro meat, salad and sauce wrapped in a slice of pita bread. And lucky for us vegetarians, there is falafel. They even have sides of fresh hummus, falafel, fries and baba ghanjou. For those who have a sweet tooth as I do, they make baklava. Baklava is a delicious, sweet, flaky pastry. It is really famous in the Middle East.
Ramadan 2019 London
The franchise also has a cart on the south-west corner of the same intersection. Now a lounge type restaurant in London where the staff is welcoming and friendly. When you order your food they too warn you about the hot sauce. Always waiting for the response and opportunity to say I told you so.
Allahemduallah we’re just nearly halfway into the year and it’s just in time for Ramadan. Halal Guys is fully functioning in London with plans to expand all over Europe. This year Ramadan is going to make every NYLON-er happy. Lucky for you, we at StyleCartel have already done the taste testing in London location. I’m vegetarian going on for over a year. I picked the falafel wrap. The falafel wrap is delicious, filling and delectable sauces to help cool down the hot sauce. It is served with salad and chips. My only recommendation is to be careful with the hot sauce harissa. Harissa is extremely spicy! Some naughty ones here at SC loved HG so much, they even took a second platter home.
We hope to see you there. I’m so thrilled to have a little of New York in London. The ladies and I have already planned to meet up in HG for more shenanigans. Catch us as we break our fast. Let’s eat well and laugh after a long day.
From its humble beginnings as a food cart on the streets of New York City to a global food ikon, The Halal Guys is a phenomenon with we New Yorkers. We don’t mind standing on long lines for good food for that is also inexpensive in this part of town. I mean bury me around the corner at Bergdorf’s, but can we get lunch first?
The franchise has new locations, both food carts and storefronts, throughout New York (including a storefront on 14th Street and Second Avenue) and around the world.
Iftar Hotspot The Halal Guys London
Europe now has its first taste of the largest American Halal street food concept in the world, it launched a restaurant in Leicester Square, London a month before Ramadan.
Style Cartel Taste The Halal Guys London
On, the evening of the London Launch we were delighted to join them. With smartphones tucked away we picked up our forks and wasted know time tasting practically everything on the menu. The phenomenon is exactly how I remember delicious, with healthy options and inexpensively gourmet.
The food cart is most recognized by its primary dish which is a platter of chicken or gyro meat with rice, though it also serves a chicken or gyro wrap sandwich. I can suggest both meat and non-meat options. I was still a meat eater years ago when I discovered the truck on the streets of New York.
In the late hours of the night during fashion week, sometimes I was the only one in the click who knew where to find a good hot meal late a night for cheap. My only recommendation is to be careful with the hot sauce, harrisa it is really hot and spicy! The falafel wrap is now my new favourite with delectable sauces to help cool down the hot sauce, served with salad and chips/french fries.
Iftar Hotspot London
Founded in 1990 in New York, and by 2013 HG become the third most reviewed restaurant on Yelp in the United States. That same year, the brand began expanding its authentic Halal cuisine. From the food cart to restaurants operating more than 75 locations in the US, Canada, Indonesia, South Korea, the Philippines and now London.
Even though Ramadan is usually family time. Our communities like to go out with our friends after work or like anyone on the weekend. We are sure to see the new location in London to turn in to a Halal Guys London Hotspot.
We hope to see you there, the ladies and I have already planned to meet up for some shenanigans. Catch us as we break our fast, eat well and laugh a little after a long day. The food is not only for Muslims but for meat eaters as well as vegans and vegetarians. Basically a new hippie tribe of cool cats that love stupendous healthy street food.
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