Oct 14 2008
Street food vendors are all the rage right now in Midtown. They have cult followings (at least the good ones do) and even have their own Vendy Awards. Thanks to Midtown Lunch, I have discovered quite a few food carts to add to my work week lunch rotation. There’s the new taco truck near Bloomies (try the spicy lamb taco — unreal), the Biriyani cart with their roti rolls, the famous 53rd and 6th Halal cart, all the dessert trucks, and many more. One problem is that it’s difficult to eat healthy when picking up lunch from a street vendor. These guys aren’t exactly catering to a Jenny Craig audience.
Healthy-minded food cart fans, look no further. The Halal Cart on 55th b/t Park and Mad serves up a Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken (either spicy or regular) that I will put up against any salad from Chop’t, Cosi, Just Salad, Europa, Lite Bites, City Market, you name it. The salad ingredients are fresh, the feta is great and the chicken is grilled as you order. Not to mention, there are 2 quality salad dressing options — a balsamic vinaigrette and a caesar. All for 6 bucks.
If you know of any other food carts serving up salads like this one, let me know.