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Smokey Burger Organic

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Finally! A real and tasty burger joint. I learned about this place from ModHijabi. I decided to meet up an old friend who’s about to graduate from pharmacy school. So after debating between a few places, we finally chose to go to Smokey Burger Organic on 339 W 44th Street. What a coincidence that ModHijabi decided to be there that same evening. But it wasn’t just her, it was a whole bunch of other Islamic bloggers and YouTube artists. I even got to meet Dina Tokio. Yes, I am guilty of fangirling but oh well!

Nevertheless, finding a zabiha burger joint just couldn’t get any better. It’s right by 42 Times Square. So basically, after stuffing your faces with food, you could totally take a nice long walk into Times Square. Anyhow, their wide range of burger selections was off the hook! You get to choose your own burger buns! Isn’t that great? I had the turkey burger with a side of onion rings. The meat was absolutely succulent and I was not disappointed at all! The environment is quite chill and cozy despite the small tables. But the burgers make up for it! Please see the link below for the menu:

The Halal Guys

After a long day at the museum and taking a walk on The High Line with my sister and girlfriend, we decided to go have lunch with The Halal Guys on 53rd Street & 6th Avenue. If you’re a New Yorker, then you already know about this particular gyro stand. If you’re not, then you must know that it’s worth visiting. They offer selections like chicken/lamb over rice or naan. The line could get really long during lunch hours and evening times but hey it’s totally worth the wait. Out of the many gyro carts in NYC, what distinguishes The Halal Guys from the rest are their rice, their sauces, and their meat. The meat is chopped into smaller pieces than other cart foods that I’ve tried but there’s something about the meat from The Halal Guys that makes it tasty no matter how simple the recipe is. The rice also complements the meat quite well. And I must mention how the hot sauce is ridiculously spicy. I think the simplicity of the food quality and taste is what makes customers keep coming back for some more. Another aspect worth noting is how friendly the guys are. They have some great marketing skills because they will occasionally walk by the whole line to hand out keychains with their logo on it. The guys even gave us an environmental friendly bag with their logo on it too! Not bad eh? Overall, lunch was great and we didn’t have to wait on line for too long. The guys were pretty fast in preparing our orders. If you happen to be visiting NYC from out of town, you should definitely visit The Halal Guys.