yes, and at least in New York it's one of the last frontiers of genuinely cheap, delicious, filling food that hasn't been hipster-fied
My favorite place still makes me feel like an idiot though because to get to the stand you have to go into a dollar pizza place in shitty ass midtown, walk by the dollar pizza that office workers pick up, walk past the spanish food steam tables that other workers pick up, and make you way to the unadvertised weird corner with one dude working his magic.
edit: after looking it up to try and find some pictures, it appears they've changed the canopy outside to promote the Indian food inside, along with the others. I also haven't been back in a year since I don't work in that neighborhood anymore and don't have time to make it up during lunch, but I'll have to figure out a way to go now and see if it's still good.
edit 2: $5 worth of delicious food in Midtown, 2 years ago. I want to say it's papri chaat but I only remember ordering by number once I found the ones I liked.
Edited by conceptual 4est - 5/13/13 at 6:25pm