Note: The 2009 Vendy Awards, a celebration of New York street food, will be held on September 26 at the Queens Museum of Art (buy tickets here). All proceeds will benefit the Street Vendor Project, an arm of the Urban...
King Of Falafel & Shawarma
Want More? View more Queens roundups » There are so many great places to find falafel all over New York City; we will be exploring the best of the best here at Serious Eats. And we're starting the search...
It's hard work, but someone had to do it: hunt down the best falafel sandwich in New York. What makes it the best? Falafel with crispy shells and tender interiors, not too dry, with a good internal balance of chickpea, parsley, and spice; pita that's fresh-tasting and delicious; sauces and toppings that add to the total package. Here's the Top 7, ending with our winner—the best falafel in New York.
The holidays seem to have us on the go more than usual. There's holiday shopping, tourist-herding, and all the general end of the year craziness that keeps us running around. But that's okay—it's just one more excuse to eat some of the awesome street food this city has to offer. Here are our favorites.
Welcome to Astoria, home of the city's greatest Greek food and shawarma. It's where neighborhood sausage shops and Italian delis are still part of daily life, and where cafes line the streets with games of backgammon and strong mint tea, or tiny cups of even stronger coffee with flaky phyllo pastries. Here's how to eat it all.