666 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10012
Tel: (646) 602-5679
Fax: (212) 533-4035 email@example.com
Vendy Awards: 2005 Finalists
2005 Vendy Award Winner
Hallo Berlin Babiel
54th Street and Fifth Avenue
"Forget your standard pushcart hotdogs, nothing beats
this guy's brats. The food is cheap and fantastic. He offers his wares
with a really crusty bun, two types of kraut, the BEST sauteed onions
and homemade mustards and curry sauces. The line for the food is long,
because it's THAT good. Plus the added fact of his great sense of humor,
he knows his customers and chats with us and I always leave with a smile
on my face. Five stars all the way."
"Rolf Babiel's cart is extraordinary. There is a reason that every
day he's there, a line of people at least 10 deep forms. New York is well
known for it's hotdog carts -- but Rolf's German sausages are to ordinary
hotdogs what Rembrandt's paintings are to Dogs Playing Poker. In one tiny
cart, he offers a huge variety of sausages (pork, beef, veal, chicken)
as well as generous helpings of german potato salad and fried potatoes,
spaetzel, soup, red cabbage, sauerkraut and other delicacies. Add in a
terrific wurst-slicing device that turns service into street theater and
a playful attitude toward his customers and you have an outstanding dining
experience. And all for just a few dollars! Rolf's wurst is one of the
best things about New York."
Dosa Man Kumar Washington
Square South at Sullivan Street
food is the best damn street food in town. The fresh made dosas are healthy,
still relatively cheap, delicious, and just filling enough for a good
sized lunch or light dinner. Thanks to this man, I have given up on cooking
altogether during the school year (when I take classes around Washington
Square Park). The vendor, himself, is a friendly, good human being. I
He's the nicest
vendor I've ever met. He'll make everything exactly how you want it. If
you're cashless he'll even give you food on the house. He only uses olive
oil to make the food. He's supportive of vegan diets (since he only sells
vegan food). He works rain or shine and always has a smile on his face.
He isn't just a vendor -- he is a role model for us all.
the Dragon Dragonas
62nd Street and Madison Avenue
can you beat the ambience? Nestled on the ritziest corner in town, Tony
is a true NY treasure. For $5.50 I get a large plate of charcoal grilled
chicken with an excellent Tzatziki sauce, salad and rice. No doubt, this
is a volume = value scenario. The 3-guys working the stand move like choreographed
dancers. Eastern guy scoops the salad and chars the chicken, center guy
(master of the chow) takes the orders (with a smile) and builds the plates,
western guy packages the goods and collects the money. It works so well.
Don't believe me? Just ask the 20-30 people in line at all times.
There are many chicken men, but only this chicken man has a line
running the whole block - practically all the way to Central Park. The
smoke from his grill draws crowds, and if you've never been before, and
if you're smart, you'll ask the person in front of you in line what to
order. I'm that person. Chicken Salad is my personal order of choice.
Fresh crunchy greens with tangy vinagrette, tomatoes, and, on top, a clean,
crispy, perfectly flame-grilled breast of chicken, sliced to a generous
bite size, and shaken over with addictive secret spices. $5.
Best Halal" Team (Mustafa, Mohammed, Islam, Sam) 53rd
Street and 6th Avenue
vendor not only sells high quality food, but he also unites the Muslim
community from the tri-state area and beyond in their search for halal
food. Good prices, good portions, good taste. Fast, friendly and efficient
vendor personnel. The corner and area is kept noticeably clean. Convenient
location via subway - areas nearby to sit and eat, i.e., near Central
Park. They even cater!"
tastiest food in the city! The line always borders on epic, and people
are fanatical about the food. Five dollars for the choice of chicken and
rice or lamb and rice. The white sauce has an almost cult following. I've
talked to people in line there who had driven from New Jersey, Pennsylvania
and Massachusetts. Only food stand I've been to with such a loyal and
intense fanbase. The stand is open from 8pm to 5am every night."