LaHore – Indian/Pakistani Food Hangout For NY Cab Drivers
Crosby St and Houston
(across the street from the BP Gas Station)
Open 24 Hours (of course)
In the film Taxi Driver, Robert Dinero hangs out in a diner in the Upper West Side – it’s where all the cabbies hang out. They order the same food, talk about their day and then go on to their next shift. These days, if you want to see the action you can go down to LaHore on Crosby street. (LaHore is a name of a city in Pakistan) It’s where all the taxi and car service guys hang out. In this literal Hole-In-The-Wall joint, they have all of the basic essentials – food, sweets, coffee, drinks, and a bathroom. There’s also a makeshift bulletin board made up of paper plates where cab drivers post routes, shifts and medallions for sale/lease. The counter features all the popular Indian / Pakistani dishes as well as samosas, and chicken patties. It’s totally no frills dining as you would expect from weary and hungry NY cab drivers – you make your selection, they scoop it on a paper plate, then they nuke it in the microwave. Yum! No, actually it was pretty good and makes for a great late night spot that is cheap. Hey, and the obvious bonus – you’ll always find a cab if you’re too lazy to take the train home!