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A Sandwich a Day: Cheesesteak at Kwik Meal

New York Carey Jones 3 comments

While I'm skeptical of many cross-cultural dish mashups, the Cheesesteak Pita ($6) at Midtown cart Kwik Meal is an excellent, excellent thing. More

Street Food: A-Pou's Taste

New York Madison Priest 2 comments

[Photo: Robyn Lee] Dumplings have always had a way of getting my hopes up. Chewy and starchy, warm and juicy, a genuinely good dumpling is the ultimate comfort food. Yet the dumpling's potential also makes the bad ones all... More

Video: Mr. Okra, New Orleans Produce Truck Vendor

Adam Kuban 4 comments

Mr. Okra is "an intimate look at one of New Orleans' most colorful characters, the charismatic vegetable salesman 'Mr. Okra,' who provides a glimpse into the soul of an American city." The charming portrait is on YouTube as part of the Sundance Film Festival's YouTube Screening Room. Video, after the jump.... More

Hot Dog Of The Week: Toronto Street Meat

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 23 comments

[Original artwork: Hawk Krall] Past Weeks' Dogs Reindeer Hot Dog Cincinnati Cheese Coney24th & Passyunk TruckTexas Tommy On almost every corner in Toronto, street vendors crank out hot dogs, aka "street meat," all hours of the day and night. The dogs are grilled and often scored with a knife creating a wild corkscrew shape. Along with the standard Shopsy's brand beef hot dogs, most carts serve grilled veggie dogs and a variety of sausages as well. In Toronto, it's all about the toppings. The vendors compete by offering a ridiculous array of toppings and sauces. Every truck has a self-serve garnish bar not unlike a Roy Rogers fixins' bar. Local favorites seem to be corn relish, sriracha and bacon... More

A New Food Truck To Try: El Paluche

New York Ed Levine 1 comment

Photo: Gourmet.com With all the coverage street food has been getting online and off, I am always surprised and delighted when someone writes about a cart or truck I haven't previously heard about. Though the rest of Gourmet.com's "Eight... More

Video: VendrTV Visit's Portland, Oregon's Grilled Cheese Grill

Adam Kuban 1 comment

In the latest episode of VendrTV, a visit to the Grilled Cheese Grill in Portland, Oregon, is as much about the Airstream trailer–based sandwich vendor as it is about the city's street-food scene in general. Host Dan Delaney talks to Food Carts Portland's Brett Burmeister as they sample sandwiches, including the "Cheesus" (pictured, bottom left), the grill's version of the Hamburger Fatty Melt. Watch, after the jump.... More

One More Reason The 'Times' Loves Street Carts

New York Carey Jones 3 comments

There are any number of reasons to fall in love with a street cart, but the Times City Room has hit upon a particularly classy one: The after-hours scene. The food’s good,” said Hanny Hillal, 28, who makes a... More

Do You Tip Street Vendors?

New York Carey Jones Post a comment

An interesting discussion over at the Midtown Lunch forum: Do you tip vendors at street carts? And if there's no tip jar, how and how much?... More

Off the Beaten Path: Flushing’s Tsingtao Roasted Chestnut Man

New York Joe DiStefano 2 comments

With the exception of the Traditional Xinjiang Barbecue cart (map) and its half dozen or so imitators, I’ve never been really impressed with street carts in Flushing’s Chinatown. That is until I encountered the Tsingtao Roasted Chestnut Man. Actually... More

A Few Street Vendors Are Not So Fastidious; Will You Still Partake?

New York Ed Levine 6 comments

Photograph by Jaci Berkopec on Flickr Inside Edition is promo-ing tomorrow night's expose of New York street vendors, in which it is revealed that a few of them are not big on taking basic sanitary precautions. It strikes me... More

A Guide to Cheap Snacks in Manhattan's Chinatown

New York Gordon Mark 17 comments

Gordon Mark weighs in with another of his Guides to Manhattan's Chinatown. This time, he attacks cheap snacks with reckless abandon. More

Tabla's Floyd Cardoz: Taking It to the Streets

New York Ed Levine 1 comment

The kati roll is quickly becoming a ubiquitous fixture of the New York fast food scene, but who would have thought that fancypants starred New York Times chefs would jump on the bandwagon. Tabla's Floyd Cardoz is getting into... More

Sugar Rush: 'Swirly Dots' from the Newly Unveiled Treats Truck

New York Zach Brooks 2 comments

Left: Chocolate mint; Right: Lemon Raspberry "Swirly Dots" made their debut today when Treats Truck owner Kim Ima drove "Dot", the second truck in her growing fleet, into Midtown Manhattan for the first time today. These sugar cookies with... More

Tony Dragonas Street Cart Cuts Deal with Dept. of Health

New York The Serious Eats Team 1 comment

Tony Dragonas, at the inaugural Vendy Awards in 2005. A grilled burger from Tony Dragonas's cart. You may remember that Tony Dragonas's Midtown street cart was threatened with a shut-down by the Department of Health late last month. But... More

High-Tech Street Cart Sign at 53rd and Fifth

New York Adam Kuban 3 comments

Or, 'Everywhere a Sign' I've seen animated signage on taxis, bus stop shelters, and subway entrances, but this is the first time I've seen it on a hot dog cart. And in between shouts of "GATORADE" and "WATER," it displays... More

Chasing 'The Dragon'

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 4 comments

You know how it is when you need it. You go out of your way, to a neighborhood you normally wouldn't visit, sweat-dampened cash in hand. You've never been to this guy for your junk before, but you've heard from... More

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