If you order the Original Aaishatu’s “veggie burger,” don’t expect anything resembling a burger. Instead of a patty, you’ll be served stir-fried shredded vegetables—carrot, cabbage, onion, celery, bell pepper, potato—seasoned with curry spices, garlic, and thyme. A mellow, personable street vendor scoops a generous helping from a well-worn wok into a whole wheat pita and adds tahini, hot sauce, or soy sauce to order. It’s a heap of food ($5 for a whole pita, $3 for a half) and a nice portable option for vegetarians, says HLing.
The Original Aaishatu’s [Harlem]
Near 163 W. 125th Street (between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Malcolm X), Manhattan
Board Link: vegetarian street food in Harlem