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Kwik Meal #1

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45th St. , New York, NY 10036 40.756752 -73.982733
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-729-8702 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Food Cart, Greek, Middle Eastern
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    7 out of 10

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Hours

Daily, 11am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center

Directions

The cart is located on the Southwest corner.

Prices

$2.25-$7

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

Sixth Avenue in the mid-Forties is a hub of Manhattan street meat, with competing chicken-lamb-and-rice carts occupying each corner. But only one cart is operated by a chef’s-jacketed, floppy-toqued veteran of the Russian Tea Room. Mohammed Rahman runs his gleaming silver box like a mini-restaurant, expediting orders to his busy crew and chatting up customers. The Bangladeshi immigrant’s claim to fame is his marinated lamb, a succulent triumph of cumin, coriander, yogurt, and green papaya that’s actual lamb meat, not compressed gyro, rolled up with yogurty white sauce in a puffy pita or served over basmati rice. His falafel is idiosyncratic and more Greek than Middle Eastern, what with tsatsiki subbing for tahini and the kind of pita you’re likelier to find at Greek gyro stands than Israeli falafel joints. Regardless, it’s a tasty, rich sandwich, and, along with his distinctive jalapeño hot sauce, part of the winning repertoire that’s enabled the sidewalk chef to branch out with two more midtown carts.

Recommended Dishes

Lamb on Pita, $10

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