With the recent announcements of the 2012 Vendy Cup Finalists and Best Dessert Finalists, we started thinking about past Vendy Award winners. Yesterday we told you about the tamales we had from Solber Pupusas, winner of the 2011 Vendy Cup.
Another past Vendy Award winner, who actually parks near our home in the Village, is Sammy’s Halal Food. They won the 2nd Vendy Cup back in 2006.
Sammy is Samiul Noor, and his original cart is on 73rd St & Broadway in Jackson Heights, Queens. After winning the 2006 Vendy Cup, Sammy added a 2nd cart in the East Village (Broadway & East 4th St) and the one we live near in the West Village, on 6th Ave & West 4th St. You can tell Sammy’s by the large Vendy Award photo and articles on the side of the cart (pictured above).
Sammy’s chicken over rice for $5 is his go-to dish, but what elevates his food are the sauces: a very spicy hot sauce, and a delicious green sauce that you don’t see on too many other halal carts.