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When the line at Shake Shack is too long, there's another outdoor lunch option in Madison Square Park. During the summer months, and as long as the weather stays warm, Floyd Cardoz's Tabla has a cart out front serving frankies—an Indian style wrap sandwich rolled up in a roti. There are just three choices, but all are done well. I opted for the Chicken Tikka Frankie ($8) on my recent visit. The tandoor roasted meat was succulent and flavorful; the mint chutney and cilantro gave it the right amount of kick; and the egg-washed roti had a nice, not too chewy texture. It's somewhat messy to eat, but just as hearty and filling as a Shack burger.
Tabla Street Cart
11 Madison Avenue, at 25th Street (map)