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Old 04-15-2019, 01:21 AM
 
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Where it is common to see carts like the below in Philly ?

I mean these stand carts offering Halal or Gyro food in most of NYC areas


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Old 04-15-2019, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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The Halal Guys have gone brick-and-mortar franchise:

The Halal Guys

There are four franchised locations in the Philly area: in Chinatown, in the 1000 block of Race Street; in U-City, at 38th and Chestnut; on Grant Avenue in the Northeast; and in King of Prussia near Henderson Road and DeKalb Pike (US 202).

As far as carts are concerned, there are several halal gyro carts on the streets of Center City during the day; some keep evening hours. They tend to have names like Halal Gyro King, Halal Gyro Express, or some variation on these. The carts feature photo placards depicting many of the dishes they offer against green or black backgrounds; some display the word "halal" in Arabic script, but most don't; several have those multicolored LED scrolling signs.

This Google Street View of 12th and Chestnut shows the Halal Gyro King cart stationed on the northeast corner. The carts are pretty ubiquitous in Center City during the day.

You should be able to find a halal gyro cart or truck on or near the Drexel, Penn and Temple campuses as well, and maybe even more than one.
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:47 AM
 
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There are five of them on the NW corner of Cottman and Bustleton.
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:11 PM
 
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Where it is common to see carts like the below in Philly ?

I mean these stand carts offering Halal or Gyro food in most of NYC areas

Spring Garden St. west of Broad. There's often one on Fairmount Ave. 1900 block. 15th St across from Dilworth Park.
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:02 PM
 
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Halal carts are all over. When I go I typically goto the one at Broad and locust. There are several at 15th and Walnut and several over near the Penn Center buildings. If you want halal guys you can go to their location in Chinatown square in...Chinatown. They also have a location in King of Prussia.


I've been making a point to bring healthy lunches to work so I only go once or twice a year but they are well loved by Center City workers.
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Old 04-26-2019, 04:47 AM
 
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Saad's in university city
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Old 04-26-2019, 12:24 PM
 
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Spring Garden St. west of Broad. There's often one on Fairmount Ave. 1900 block. 15th St across from Dilworth Park.
As MSEL said, the *actual* Halal Guys (world famous food cart in front of the Hilton on 6th Ave with lines stretching around the block at around midnight) have brick and mortar stores that I (unfortunately) order from way too often. The first being in Chinatown. The recipe (and the famous super hot red sauce) are almost identical to what you'd get from the cart in NYC.

Now, there are "halal" food carts ALL over Center City west (JFK to Walnut, Broad to 20th) during lunch where you can get lamb and rice with white/hot sauce. Like, dozens of them. Can't walk a block without seeing one. These aren't nearly as good or unique (pretty much each cart serves almost the exact same tasting food - i think they all order from the same local distributor) as the original The Halal Guys - but for $6 and a drink it'll do the trick.

Now, the best food truck in the world is Gus at 20th and Market. $10, no sign, no menu. You get what he gives you. Cooks a greek style chicken over an open flame, w/ fruit, hummus, cous-cous or rice, etc. Be prepared to wait, he takes his time and it can take you a full hour to get your food if the line is long enough. But it's worth it, only meal you'll need for the day.
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