4. Trini Paki Boys Cart
(43rd Street and 6th Avenue, Manhattan)
Predating NYC’s current obsession with gimmicky food trucks, the Trini Paki Boys Cart is one of the city’s most unique variations on a classic New York staple: the roadside halal cart. Mohammed Khan, a vendor of mixed Pakistani and Trinidadian parentage, and his Trini mum Fatima serve up halal “street meat” with a Caribbean flavor twist, but what really makes Trini Paki Boys so incredible (and so surprising to find in a sanitized, corporate stretch of Midtown Manhattan) is Trini staples like shark and bake (fried shark meat sandwich) and doubles. Get both with tamarind sauce.