A new market serving halal products has opened at 2705 Avenue Z, off East 27th Street… you know, just a block away from the 2812 Voorhies Avenue mosque, an area that opponents claimed has no Muslim residents.
Well, regardless, the Sheepshead Bay Halal Market has been open for a few weeks and looks well stocked. It replaces B&R Electronics & AC Service, the television and appliance repair shop that has been in this location for as long as I can remember. But, fret not, B&R is still alive and kicking – they’ve just moved around the corner to 2577 East 27th Street.
Good luck to the halal market and B&R in their new locations!
Welcome back to The Bite, Sheepshead Bites’ weekly column where we explore the foodstuffs of Sheepshead Bay. Each week we check out a different offering from one of the many restaurants, delis, food carts, bakeries, butchers, fish mongers, or grocers in our neighborhood. If it’s edible, we’ll take a bite.
For a foodie, living in our neck of the woods can be a bit frustrating. Don’t get me wrong. I know of no other neighborhood that offers so many different types of cuisine, but our neighborhood is slow to adopt to the trends that shape the culinary culture in other parts of the city.
One food trend that I watched closely was the emergence of the food truck. Quick, well prepared, filling and cheap food, all out of the back of a truck – who could ask for more? I was really hoping that some smart entrepreneur would look out over the bay and say, “Hey, we need a food truck in Sheepshead!” But alas, it has not come to pass.
Instead, over the last couple of years, a very old standard of Manhattan dining started to appear; the food cart. In these recessionary times, I welcome them with open arms.
Located at the intersection of Avenue Z and Sheepshead Bay Road, the Bishmallah Halal Food cart offers up a tasty lamb gyro sandwich. For $3.50 you are served grilled pita stuffed with chunks of flat-top-grilled lamb gyro meat, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers.
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