Hallo Berlin Express has seats for about 30 diners and elbow-benders, if they squeeze in tight. The menu isn't quite as broad as at the larger Hallo Berlin, on Tenth Ave., but unlike the famous food cart near Fifth, Hallo Berlin Express prepares schnitzel, spaetzle, soup, and German fish sandwiches. They also serve German bottled beer, German wines ("by the cup"), and 14-oz. drafts of beer, radler (mixed with lemon soda), and diesel (mixed with cola). (The taps may not be flowing yet; at this just-opened eatery, the comings and goings behind the counter aren't yet flowing smoothly, either.) Above, that's a "single soul food mix" ($6), with sliced bauernwurst (beef-and-pork sausage), potatoes, cabbage, and onion, with a crusty roll on the side; below, that's a vinegary cucumber salad ($4).
Hallo Berlin Express
744 Ninth Ave. (50th-51st Sts.)