the best around my building in nyc, imo, are middle eastern cuisine street carts.
there's 3 guys with a block or so of each other who all sell griddled marinated chicken or beef over yellow rice with a little salad, topped by tastsiki sauce. each one has a slightly different marinade consisting of turmeric, garlic, clove and other spices, my favourite being the jordanian guy on 56th and 11th. or the guy in front of the 5's (555 west 57th street), or the guy in front of john jay college on 58th and 10th who adds a bit of cinnamon that you can just barely discern. lol, i can't ever decide.
i'm surprised to see the smaller carts still selling $1 hot dogs and pretzels scattered around town, in between the bigger halal carts. i mean, anywhere else and they're $2 and up.
around christmas time, what can beat charcoal roasted chestnuts. mmmm. there's something special shopping in midtown when the snow is falling, and you get a whiff of chestnuts on the coals.
mimiz, do you know how to tell it's the first day of fall in nyc? the hot dog vendors get to change the water...
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.
Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.