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The Halal Guys’ cart in New York
The Halal Guys’ cart in New York
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Beloved New York City street food cart The Halal Guys is planning to expand to Austin with a brick and mortar restaurant, as confirmed by the restaurant. The specific address isn’t known yet.

Halal Guys is known for serving platters and sandwiches of chicken, gyro, and falafel with white and hot sauces. It became quickly popular, with lines of people waiting to order. The first cart began in 1990 in Manhattan. and expanded with more carts, followed by its first brick and mortar in New York in 2014.

Founders Mohamed Abouelenein, Ahmed Elsaka, and Abdelbaset Elsayed had their eyes on a major expansion plan back in 2014. Multiplying franchised locations of the cheap eats stalwart quickly popped up across the country, including Southern California, Washington, D.C., Chicago, New Orleans, and even to the Philippines and South Korea.

QSR reported that Halal Guys were looking in Texas back in 2015, alluding to several locations opening in Austin. The first Houston spot opened in March, and the Dallas one in June.

In Austin already, there is the similarly-named Halal Bros, plus other halal carts like Abo Youssef, Austin's Habibi, Syriano Shawarma, and more.

The Halal Guys

West 53rd Street, Manhattan, NY 10019 (347) 527-1505 Visit Website