Wondering about street food and the best Thai food carts in NYC? There are a lot of vendors to choose from and NYC has approximately 3,000 food cart businesses total, so the competition is pretty tough. Thai food carts typically offer lightly prepared dishes that encompass all the flavors of of the region. Here are two of the best:
- 53rd and 6th Halal Cart. Located in the Theatre District, this cart has more than a thousand reviews on the Internet praising the goodness of their Thai food. One criticism is that it is always busy with long lines of people. Some customers are waiting up to an hour to get served during certain times of night. Regardless of the wait, these patrons consider it essential to be in line in order to get this amazing cuisine. The Halal is open from Monday through Sunday from 7:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. It has outdoor seating and patrons can’t say enough about the chicken and rice with special sauces. This is definitely one of NYC’s more affordable Thai food establishments. They also offer a famous platter that is a combination of chicken, gyro, rice, pita and salad, served with a hot, white or barbeque sauce. They also have chicken and gyro sandwiches, which are wrapped in a pita and served with your choice of their famous fixings and sauces. It’s a delicious menu and dishes range are cheap. With all the hustle and bustle of NYC nightlife, this is one attraction you won’t want to miss.
- The RickSaw Dumpling Truck is another one of the best Thai food carts in NYC. They travel to a different location in the city each day from Monday through Friday and are open for lunch and dinner. A couple of their signature dumplings consist of Chicken and Thai Basil served with a spicy peanut sate dip and Vegetarian Edamame dumplings served with lemon sansho dip. They also have sides to include chili sesame noodle salad, Asian green salad with ginger soy dressing, miso soup and chilled edamame. They were in the running at NYC’s Corona Park for the 2009 Vendy Awards. A crowd of more than 1,000 people converged on the park to support and taste the eleven contenders cuisine. They provide a catering service for events and parties, which is what NYC is all about. The next time you are planning an event, consider serving Thai food and take advantage of someone else doing the cooking.