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The culinary magic that is Halal, served typically out of sidewalk hot dog carts, is something of a dining staple for New Yorkers. It's not unusual for lengthy lines to form beside these trolleys, while city-folk salivate over shredded chicken and lamb-topped rice, drenched in creamy white sauce and stuffed into flimsy styrofoam containers. The brainchild of three former Upper West Side Halal cart owners, The Halal Guys is the brick-and-mortar incarnation of one of these popular street-side food dispensaries. Now with several outposts and a diverse crowd of loyal customers, The Halal Guys serves traditional gyro and Halal dishes on plates rather than in styrofoam boxes, and guests are offered the luxury of chairs and tables in leu of local stoops.

The Halal Guys
New York

The Halal Guys

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The culinary magic that is Halal, served typically out of sidewalk hot dog carts, is something of a dining staple for New Yorkers. It's not unusual for lengthy lines to form beside these trolleys, while city-folk salivate over shredded chicken and lamb-topped rice, drenched in creamy white sauce and stuffed into flimsy styrofoam containers. The brainchild of three former Upper West Side Halal cart owners, The Halal Guys is the brick-and-mortar incarnation of one of these popular street-side food dispensaries. Now with several outposts and a diverse crowd of loyal customers, The Halal Guys serves traditional gyro and Halal dishes on plates rather than in styrofoam boxes, and guests are offered the luxury of chairs and tables in leu of local stoops.