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The Halal Guys are coming to H Street, NE

by Prince Of Petworth March 21, 2016 at 10:35 am 25 Comments

814 H Street, NE

Thanks to Meghan for sending word: “they’re coming to 814 H St NE! Loved their food cart in NYC.” The Halal Guys’ website says:

“From humble beginnings as a New York City hot dog cart to a world-renowned international restaurant chain, The Halal Guys story is the quintessential American Dream. The Halal Guys is defining a new, thriving segment for the restaurant industry: American Halal Food!

The Halal Guys legend began in 1990, when the three founding partners opened up a hot dog cart on West 53rd & 6th Avenue in New York City. As business grew, they recognized a huge demand from Muslim cab drivers looking for a halal food meal. That is when the famous platter of chicken and gyro over rice was born. And let’s not forget about the famous white and red sauces!

Fast-forward 25 years, five carts, two New York City restaurants, and millions of diverse customers served, The Halal Guys is growing yet again. Fans no longer have to be in NYC to experience The Halal Guys as they look to share American Halal Food all over the country and the world.”

Check out their menu here.

via The Halal Guys

  • smgc

    this is the best thing that’s ever happened to drunk me.

  • northeazy

    Shawafel. Then Michos. Now Halal Guys? I think H street may have reached peak gyro.

    • ctk

      Send one of them to Georgia Ave.

    • They’re more famous for their chicken over rice, IIRC.

  • Timmy

    Wow. I spent plenty a drunk night in my 20s eating Halal Guys halal. They should do quite well on H Street.

  • kbloomingdale

    I know it’s not Halal-related, but it’s still H St food related…

    What’s the latest on the vegan food spot?

  • Philippe Lecheval

    There are a thousand Halal food trucks and carts around town already. I wonder if they can compete.

    • Around Town

      Around town, yes, but can’t remember a time I saw a Halal cart anywhere near the H Street corridor. They should be golden.

    • That’s basically become the sad food truck lunch reality in DC. What used to be a way for creative chefs who couldn’t afford storefronts to break into the food scene is now littered with completely replaceable halal or taco trucks all serving the same unoriginal product.

      • Philippe Lecheval

        I would imagine it’s devolved to this because these items are very inexpensive to produce.

  • SilverSpringGal

    <3 Ohhhh, yes!! I've never tried them but I'm all for a Middle Eastern Chipotle. Can't wait.

  • jumpingjack

    I’ve been to this cart and I honestly don’t see what the big deal is. It was fine but nothing spectacular. And certainly not enough to stand in that ridiculous line. (Qualification: I was sober.)

    • Anonymous

      Standing in line is a favorite way for NYC’ers to spend their time. Seems overrated, IMHO.

  • Conscious

    While we’re on the topic of H Street food, what the hell is the deal with Conscious Cafe? Is that place ever going to open? Did it open and fail immediately? I haven’t heard anything about it in a long time!

    • I don’t think it ever opened. The store front still looks unfinished. Same with the Korean place on the corner.

      • Trinidad Resident

        Replied to the wrong spot below- the Korean place at 14th and H was open today at noon. Not sure how long it has been open but couldn’t be more than a few days.

    • HSt.Lion

      I have been wondering about it for a while as well. But walking down H St. Saturday the curtains were open and there were people in it! It might have been for a fundraiser or private event since there was some random signage a few feet from the windows.

      • Trinidad Resident

        The Korean place at 14th and H was open today at noon when I walked by. I even saw two people walk in to eat. Still can’t believe it!

        • HSt.Lion

          Sorry I was replying to the Conscious Cafe, that was open on Saturday.
          The Korean place had looked like it started to stock food and taking some of the paper off the windows on Friday. Happy to know they are open today, I have been waiting patiently to grab some dinner from there on the way home from work, so very exciting.

  • Anon

    They opened one of these in Chicago (not sure how long ago) and it was always mobbed. Should be a great addition to H Street. I liked the one in NYC

  • peachy

    I’ve been to that cart several times and have ascertained, much like Ben’s Chili Bowl, there is only one thing on the menu: regret.

  • jd

    This is awesome! Now I don’t have to go all the way to NYC for diareah!

  • V

    Halal is in the house, OMG! OMG! after years in NYC, I cannot WAIT to smell this here.


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