Winter is coming, but food trucks are going

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The distinct smell of Shah’s Halal Food on The Quad at Queens College will soon disappear as winter approaches.

During the winter, a few trucks will not appear on campus. However, they will return in the spring.

“I’m definitely going to miss the quality food from Shah’s Halal cart,” Joseph Vincent Palermo, a freshman, said.

The Dining Services, in response to season, opened a Shah’s Halal Food cart at the Midway Court in the Dining Hall. It is open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. as well as Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

However, Wafels & Dingles may stay a little longer. Carlin Gilchrist, an employee, said a chili dish to the menu may appear in the menu.

Regardless, Gilchrist said he enjoys working at QC and felt comfortable at the campus.

“My job is easy and there are no worries. Waffles, toppings and great customer service. What more could you need?” Gilchrist said.

The Wafels & Dingles truck appears at QC once a week from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Owen Ranft, director of Dining Services, said the college would provide at least four food carts when the spring semester begins. However, it would create a plan for the winter session.

“During the winter break, when there is less foot traffic on campus, we’ll try and gauge what number of carts works best for the campus community. At this time, we expect La Bella Torte to be among those present during the winter break,” Ranft said.

Despite winter approaching, Aman Khan, a first year employee of Shah’s, said he liked the college’s atmosphere.

“I like it, there’s no headache. Students are respectful and friendly,” Khan said.

Sara Scheidlinger

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