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Old 04-11-2010, 09:24 PM   #11
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GB... Take a ride on the reading railroad if you pass go collect your $200.00 and get off at Penn Station NYC.. Go from street corner to street corner and spend that $200 on some of the best street food ever!!!

You're not that far!!!:
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:30 AM   #12
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Anyone ever hit them? Tonight on the way home, I pulled a U turn to get Elote (Mexican style corn) from a street cart. I think that its the only way to truely appreciate it. (no not corn in general, this particular style of corn)

Lets hear your favorite street card food. Anyone?
I love elote..used to see them a lot when I was in Mexico...
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:58 PM   #13
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I just love elote!!! I also love the hot tamales sold by guys going frombar to bar with them in a little insulated cooler. Chicken, cheese or pork, red and green sauce. I am salivating right now!
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:24 PM   #14
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My memory of buying Hot Tamales from a push cart in Birmingham Alabama still gets my juices flowing. They always had a lantern hanging on them so you spot them at night. Yum! Yum!
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:49 PM   #15
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We have street carts in Vancouver, but my best memory of them is Toronto. I I don't know if this is still true, but the couple of times I travelled there, downtown has one on literally every corner. And they have the best grilled polish sausage on a bun I have ever tasted!
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:00 PM   #16
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I was in Vancouver for a Shrine Convention several years ago and went to two differant fresh markets and they were some of the best I have ever seen. You are very lucky to have all those choices.
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:24 PM   #17
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no carts. there used to be a mexican couple that sold tamales from their car still warm and just wonderful.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:57 PM   #18
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the best around my building in nyc, imo, are middle eastern cuisine street carts.

there's 3 guys with a block or so of each other who all sell griddled marinated chicken or beef over yellow rice with a little salad, topped by tastsiki sauce. each one has a slightly different marinade consisting of turmeric, garlic, clove and other spices, my favourite being the jordanian guy on 56th and 11th. or the guy in front of the 5's (555 west 57th street), or the guy in front of john jay college on 58th and 10th who adds a bit of cinnamon that you can just barely discern. lol, i can't ever decide.

i'm surprised to see the smaller carts still selling $1 hot dogs and pretzels scattered around town, in between the bigger halal carts. i mean, anywhere else and they're $2 and up.

around christmas time, what can beat charcoal roasted chestnuts. mmmm. there's something special shopping in midtown when the snow is falling, and you get a whiff of chestnuts on the coals.

mimiz, do you know how to tell it's the first day of fall in nyc? the hot dog vendors get to change the water...
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:40 PM   #19
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I have tried it when I go on a vacation in Asia, gosh! It really great!
Most of the street cart food there is exotic but they are all good. :)
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:00 AM   #20
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Being from NYC originally i'd have to say dirty water hotdogs...

God I miss them...
Hilarious!!!
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