The Vendy Awards recently announced finalists in several categories, including their choices for the best Rookie of the Year street vendors for the past year. One of the nominees was Mysttik Masaala, who have only been open for a month, but are getting some well-deserved attention quickly.
We had an enjoyable First Look at their cart, which is located just east of 2nd Ave on 44th St for lunch, not far from the UN. Around 4pm, they move a block south to 43rd St for dinner, serving until 8pm.
One thing that changes daily is the menu, with different main dishes each day. Our selection was chicken vindaloo. It’s also very easy to eat vegetarian at Mysttik Masaala if you want. There’s a meat platter special each day, as well as a vegetarian platter special. Both cost $7.
One thing that does not change daily are the appetizers, samosas and momos. They have chicken and vegetable versions of each.
Instead of getting 6 chicken or veggie momos for $6, we asked for 3 of each. “No problem” was the answer.