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Inside Portland's Best Food Cart Pod

Nathan Tucker 2 comments

How does a collection of food carts come together? A thriving example in Portland, Oregon shares a few secrets to success. More

Eat This Now: Cap'n Crunch-Crusted Tilapia Burrito at Cucina Zapata in Philadelphia

Patrick Crutchley 2 comments

Cucina Zapata, a Thai-Mexican-fusion food truck on Drexel University's campus in Philadelphia, combines Cap'n Crunch with fish (and a deep fryer) to surprisingly good effect. More

Great Alcapurrias at Mama Isabella's Place, Woodstock

New York Chris E. Crowley 2 comments

On Wednsdays through Sundays on an empty lot at Prospect Avenue and 156th Street in Woodstock, you'll find Mama Isbaella's Place, a seasonal, stationary Puerto Rican food truck devoted to pastelillos and alcapurrias. More

Tacos, Tortas, Tamales, and More at Viva La Comida 2013

New York Lily Chin 5 comments

This past Friday, Viva La Comida, the Elmhurst 82nd Street Partnership's food festival, celebrated its second year with even more street food, music, and fun. Take a look at at some highlights from the day. More

'They Basically Wiped Out Our Profit for the Day': A Street Vendor Speaks Out About the Department of Health

New York Max Falkowitz 34 comments

Do the DOH's letter grades and punitive fines actually improve food safety? Do they educate street vendors and restaurants about improving food safety? Here is one account to help you decide, in a street vendor's own words, about the time she lost a day's earnings to two tickets. More

Red Hook Pulls a Street Food Hat Trick at the 2013 Vendy Awards

New York Max Falkowitz Post a comment

This weekend, the Vendy Awards, New York's biggest love letter to street food, hit Industry City for a day-long feast of nearly 25 street vendors feeding a grateful crowd. Lines were waited on, tacos were eaten, and the venerated Vendy Cup for best street food of the year was awarded once again. Here are the highlights. More

Small Axe Truck Is Making One of the Best Burgers in Portland, ME

A Hamburger Today Liz Bomze 7 comments

A few weeks ago, the Small Axe Truck debuted its burger, the Smokestack Lightning, and proclaimed it the best burger around. Ordinarily, I'd say that's a bold statement to make, but in this case it might well be true. More

Meet Vendy Awards Rookie Finalist Neapolitan Express

New York Clay Williams 3 comments

Take a look inside New York's only Neapolitan pizza truck, one of the rookie finalists up for this weekend's Vendy Awards. More

Meet Vendy Award Rookie Finalist Nuchas Empanadas

New York Clay Williams Post a comment

Years ago, on a trip home to Buenos Aires, owner Ariel Barbouth found inspiration for Nuchas in the empanadas that are ubiquitous there but largely absent downtown. He launched the first Kiosk in Times Square in 2011 and last summer took the show on the road with the Nuchas truck. Through it, he serves many varieties of hand-held snacks, including empanadas filled with short rib, shiitake curry, or seafood. More

Meet Vendy Awards Rookie Finalist Mamak

New York Clay Williams 2 comments

Although Malaysian food is gaining a growing foothold in New York, Mamak, which launched back in April, is one of the first to bring rendang to the city's street food scene. More

A Mini Tour of Empanadas From Portland Food Carts

Kat Vetrano Post a comment

4 Portland food cart empanadas to grab for your lunch, snack or dessert. More

3 Food Trucks We Love at the Durham Farmers Market, North Carolina

Kimberly Gormley Post a comment

You can always count on three or four food trucks parking alongside the Durham Farmers' Market, ready to serve an eclectic mix of portable breakfast and lunch offerings to the town's locavores and early risers. More

DiSO's, the Italian Sandwich Shop on Wheels

New York Lauren McInnes Post a comment

An Italian sandwich truck with sliced-to-order meat and cheese from Di Palo's? Sign us up. More

Boston: Asian Street Food from Fugu Truck

Hub Grub Liz Bomze 6 comments

Fugu, Bing Liu's bright blue truck based out of Malden, was born this past spring after Liu wrapped up stints working in France and at a couple Michelin-starred restaurants in New York and rallied some college buddies to go into business with him. More

Boston, MA: We Eat Everything from Mei Mei Street Kitchen Food Truck

Hub Grub Liz Bomze 7 comments

If Boston were a desert island where I was to be stranded and had to pick one food truck to eat from indefinitely, Mei Mei would be it. More

Portland: Come for the Cheeseburger, Stay for the Poutine at Sideshow Eatery

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 4 comments

In downtown Portland, Sideshow Eatery slings some seriously tasty (if not totally authentic) poutine alongside classic (or gourmet) cheeseburgers. More

Gloriously Cheesy Plantain Pupusas from Red Hook Ball Fields' El Olomega

New York Max Falkowitz 1 comment

In addition to the typical corn-based Salvadoran griddle cakes, this pupusa star is doing some incredible things with plantains. More

Video: The Arepa Lady of Jackson Heights, Still Sainted

New York James Boo 10 comments

When we, as diners, talk about how delicious a plate of street food can be, it's easy to lose sight of just how tenuous the career of a street vendor—especially an immigrant street vendor—is. For this brief moment, the Arepa Lady reminded me that for those who come to America to make a new and better life for themselves, cooking (even saintly cooking of national infamy) isn't necessarily the life they have in mind. More

A Sandwich a Day: Mekanek at Toum Lebanese Truck

New York Max Falkowitz 6 comments

Toum, a Lebanese food truck that's been making the rounds on 46th Street in Midtown, Prospect Park, Dumbo, and Tribeca, makes wraps good enough to right every sad wrap that's ever wronged you. More

Asian Street Food and Hawker Fare at 626 Night Market, Los Angeles

Javier Cabral 7 comments

The semi-regular Asian street food festival is modeled after a traditional Taiwanese night market and is loaded with hawker fare, attracting thousands of visitors. There are dozens and dozens of street food and restaurant booths offering attractively prices bites of both common and less-common regional dishes. More

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