one of our favorite things to do in new york in the summer time:

find a street cart selling gyros and, 
against your better judgment, 
eat some.

you might get sick but you probably won't. 

the cart at 53rd and 6th is world famous. we like it a lot, but the lines can get long. 
we like the cart on 65th and broadway when we're feeling lazy and hungry in a hurry.
because as brandon says: if you've eaten at one roach coach you've eaten at them all...
so sage, that one.

however it should be noted!
you're more likely to see the famous skateboarding bull dog if you eat at 65th street, 
in case that's high on your priority list.

huck likes the lamb almost as much as he likes eating his shoe.

tiny cookies with sprinkles for dessert strictly optional.

lamb and rice and loooots of white sauce.
basically don't order from a cart unless there's already two other people ordering in front of you.
i don't know, that just seems smart.


  1. Funny post :) And advice duly noted. We're heading to New York in November and absolutely can't wait! Your blog has been such a great resource for me as we start to plan our trip. Thanks for all the NY tips. Love reading about them.

  2. Bahahaha! Love this post. "You might get sick, but you probably won't."

    I think it is smart to make sure other people aren't poisoned before you take a bite. Good thinking.

  3. i'm not sure what halaal is, but strangely, it looks rather tasty. love that last photo of brandon holding that tiny tiny cookie!

  4. "Halaal" simply refers to anything (or any food) that has been blessed in the Islamic tradition.

    Hope this helps!!

    1. I second this... it's like saying you're eating "Street Kosher" :)

  5. AnonymousJune 14, 2012

    "basically don't order from a cart unless there's already two other people ordering in front of you."

    pretty much the best advice, ever. :)

  6. You are so brave! I have lived in New York for 5 years, and have yet to try food from a halaal cart, although my boyfriend constantly threatens to bring it home for dinner...and now that the nickname "roach coach" has been applied I think it may be five more years before I try it. Ha! I love your New York posts, they are always relatable, and make me laugh! xo

  7. This post actually made me lol :)

  8. Where are Huck's shorts from? I need those for my son!

  9. AnonymousJune 14, 2012

    every time I go to NY I tell myself that I will go to a Halaal cart and I never do. It is on my list for SURE

    [Treasure Tromp] 

  10. This post made me laugh--and who doesn't enjoy eating their shoes?

  11. Ohhh how I love street meat. My favorite is the chicken and rice from the cart on Canal and... Lafayette, maybe? It's terrifying to order from them, but talk to me later when I get to the white sauce. Talk. To. Me later.

  12. Have you ever tried Moshe's Falafel? I swear it's the best Falafel you'll ever taste. I think he's on 48th between 6th and 7th.

  13. too funny girl! and love the pic of huck eating his shoe. i know for a fact that he and my boy would be best buds, two cute shoe-eating delights ;)

  14. Are carts ever safe? Hmmm

  15. wonderful idea, can not wait=)

  16. That boy is flexible! And adorable! I can't wait to get back to New York and try out some more food carts. :) The Rich Style

  17. AnonymousJune 16, 2012

    Real New Yorker!!

  18. chicken and rice with white sauce is my favorite!! i literally have to get it every time i'm in the city. one time i was staying at a hotel across from the MSG and i wandered a solid 5-10 blocks just for cart food because, by my logic, the carts were better farther away from the tourist trap area around the MSG. not sure if that's quite accurate, but... sure was delicious!


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