The Halal Guys are one of the Famous Food Spots in New York City. I have been hearing about them from Many years and when I was in New York City, I had to visit this Place and know why they are so famous .
They have 5-6 franchises in NYC but while I was on the streets of the Big Apple, I saw many carts(over 10-15) all over the streets naming ‘Halal Guys/Halal food’ with similar color and I wasn’t sure if they were original .So, I went to the place where they actually started their first Business which is on west 53rd street 6th ave.
It was easy to find as the first thing you see once you arrive at the intersection of 53rd St & 6th Ave is long waiting lines.YES, there were at least 15-20 people in front of me waiting for their turn and Surprisingly the line cleared within 10 minutes. Truly Speaking I get really excited when I see such long waiting lines as it indicates the quality of the food they serve.
First of all they had me at Middle eastern food as you can never go wrong with it.Their Menu is simple with limited items which include rice and sandwiches(chicken,gyro and mixed).But the Most shocking part was their Prices which don’t even exceed 15$.I ordered Mix Chicken over rice (7$) and a gyro Sandwich (5$) which makes it in total 12$ VERY AFFORDABLE !! And I din’t had to wait for my food , as they give it right away when you are still there paying your Cash.
The Food was really delicious, the chicken is shredded, seasoned, and slow cooked to give it an incredible amount of flavors which was really moist and juicy,they also add lettuce and tomatoes to give it some freshness, and the rice was amazingly flavorful. They also give a few slices of pita bread to make it a perfect Meal.
The Gyro Sandwich was as good as the Chicken platter , shredded , Flavorful with tomatoes and Lettuce wrapped in a pita bread. But my favorite part was the Sauces, They offer 2 sauces – a creamy white sauce and a spicy red sauce. Make sure you add sauce to your meals as they taste incredibly good!
And now I know why they are so famous. I was so in love with their food that I had to have one meal every day during my stay in NYC.
1. W53 St & 6th Ave. SW Corner (Main Cart 7pm – 4am)
2. W53 St. & 6th Ave. SE Corner (10am – 4am)
3. W53 St. & 7th Ave. (10am-4am)
4. Laguardia Community College (10am – 8pm )
5. Brick and Mortar Store , 307 E.14th St. & Second Ave in east Village (7am – 4am )
Website : Thehalalguys.com
Facebook : @TheHalalGuys
Instagram : @TheHalalGuys
NYC is one of the most expensive cities in the world and to serve Street food on such affordable prices and high quality is really amazing. Make sure you are at the Original Halal Guys as there are many carts with similar color and food
- Be Careful with their HOT sauce if you don’t like spicy food.I love Spicy foods but their hot sauce is 5times more spicier than what I actually eat lol.
- They accept only CASH, Make sure you carry some.