Halal food fans will no longer have to take a train, fight mid-town traffic, stand in city block-long lines or even be in New York City to visit crowd favorite, The Halal Guys.
The wildly popular brand that started 25 years ago with a humble food cart and evolved into a New York culinary sensation is “parking” permanently in White Plains at the Galleria mall at 100 Main Street in the heart of downtown.
The Halal Guys celebrated the grand opening of its newest and first Westchester County location with a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, January 18 in the mall’s food court.
“We are thrilled and excited to bring New York’s favorite ‘street’ cuisine to White Plains, which has waited patiently for our arrival,” said Jack Yeung, owner of the soon-to-open restaurant. “Our flawlessly cooked and seasoned Mediterranean menu is just what this diverse and discerning community is looking for.”
Galleria General Manager Josh McCord welcomed the addition to the mall’s dining options. “The Halal Guys bring not only a fantastic array of food choices, but a unique level of excitement. The vibe is great,” he said. “We know that many Westchester residents already know what the excitement is about from eating at locations in Manhattan and elsewhere. We look forward to providing a venue for them, as well as everyone who’ll be experiencing The Halal guys for the first time.”
Known for its top-secret sauces, including its famed yellow packets of “white sauce” and its super-super-hot sauce, The Halal Guys has become something of a cultural phenomenon, even inspiring Reebok to launch a specialty sneaker in its image.
White Plains will enjoy its signature bright yellow-and-red décor, along with The Halal Guys menu of combos and platters–the bestseller is gyro and rice over salad–and pita sandwiches, including chicken and falafel, and extras such as humus and baklava.
At the Galleria, the approach will differ slightly from its Manhattan origins by offering fresh toppings not available at its food carts. The pricing will differ accordingly. itself so quickly, you immediately want more. It’s the white sauce, always the white sauce, that draws everybody in.