Tag Archives: Middle Eastern

53rd and 6th Halal Cart

9 Mar

53rd and 6th Halal Cart

Rating: ★★★★☆
53rd St & 6th Ave, New York, NY 10079
Price: $
Mon-Sun 7:30 pm – 4 am
Nearest Transit:
7th Ave-53rd St (B, D, E)
5th Ave-53rd St (E, V)
57th St-6th Ave (F)
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Not much to look at but extremely delicious

The 53rd and 6th Halal Cart is easily the most popular street vendor in New York City, if not the world. Lines can be seen over a block long, which amounts to as long as an hour wait. Their enterprise has grown from a single cart to five affiliate carts, the busiest still being the original on southwest corner of 53rd and 6th.

Their menu is pretty simple, choose a choice of meat (chicken or lamb or both) on a peta or patter. A platter includes rice and sliced pita. Top it all off with their special white sauce and if you dare, their red sauce. The white sauce is what I think makes their food so addictive. Their chicken and lamb with lettuce on rice or a peta is decent, but when you add the goodness of that creamy sauce it makes their offering utterly orgasmic. The red sauce is really hot, try a little before opting to have your food sprayed with fire.

The guys are fast, be ready to order when it’s your turn and have your money in hand. They only accept cash.

53rd and 6th Halal Cart Wrap

Chicken Wrap – $4

53rd and 6th Halal Cart Preparing
Chicken and Lamb Rice Platter with White Sauce – $6

53rd and 6th Halal Cart Ordering


Ayhan’s Shish-kebab Mediterranean Restaurant

29 Dec

This venue is closed.

Rating: ★★★☆☆
1504 Old Country Road, Westbury NY, 11590
(516) 883-9309
Price: $$
Mon – Thu 11:00 am – 10 pm
Fri – Sat 11 am – 11 pm
Sun 11 am – 10 pm
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The Shish-kebab Mediterranean restaurant is a Middle Eastern/Turkish restaurant chain with multiple locations throughout the city. I went to their Westbury location out in Long Island. This branch had 2 entrances. I used the elevator entrance and had to walk across the entire restaurant get to the hostess. Then, I was placed on a waiting list for 15 minutes, even though the restaurant was quite empty with plenty of seats available. When I finally got seated at a table it wasn’t cleaned very well, there were large spots of pepper  powder left behind from the previous guests. The Food, however, was pleasantly better then their service. They offer a huge menu with a lot of options. 4 different menus: Lunch, dinner, takeout, and a weight loss diet menu for you weight conscious. They Serve a wide range of food from sandwiches, to soups and salads, kebabs, seafood, house specials, and of course appetizer all with a Turkish, Mediterranean or Middle Eastern style. A diverse line of Wines and alcoholic beverages are also available. Their Mediterranean cuisine features an exotic delicacies from Greece, Israel, Egypt and Turkey. Their food pyramid is renowned for its healthful qualities, and Ayhan’s incorporates this healthy philosophy into its main dishes. I had the Quick Chicken, which was the special for the day. It was a Chicken Style Kebab with a side of Greek slide, rice, peas, Mushrooms, and onions. I washed that down with a diet coke for a grand total of only $14.00 with Tip. Though there service was a bit bad, I would still recommend this place because of its unbelievable value.