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Old 04-10-2010, 11:20 PM   #1
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Street Carts

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?

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Old 04-10-2010, 11:22 PM   #2
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Living in the suburbs, I don't see food vendors on the street. That's one aspect of big city living that could be a real treat!
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:27 PM   #3
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Actually, this was in a suburb! Bensenville is a suburb of Chicago. It's west of O'Hare airport.
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:29 PM   #4
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If that's the case, Chicago suburbs are very different from Boston's.
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:34 PM   #5
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Oh yeah. Chicago suburbs are very culturally diverse. Often it is too expensive to live in the city and most of the jobs are out that way anyway. Most of the places i have listed in other posts as places for great ethnic groceries are in the suburbs around here. I am a suburb dweller myself.
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:53 PM   #6
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When I lived in DC, occasionally, I'd grab a lemonade or a pretzel from a street vendor. I don't remember ever getting anything more substantial.

Out here in the country, we have our own version. Certain seasons, you'll find guys with bushels of crabs and oysters for sale at busy highway corners. Don't think I'd ever buy seafood from someone selling out of the back of a pickup truck that's older than I am.
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:00 AM   #7
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Here it's usually corner selling of fresh fruit by the box, or farmers stands for veggies you cook yourself. The other thing are vendors selling Mexican foods, tacos, burritos, that sort of thing. Anything else not so much.
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We have farmers markets but because we live on 8 acres we don't go very often. I have a large garden now thanks to my s-i-l who loves to garden and helps me. We have apples 2 trees, a peach tree,nectarice, white peach, tangerine, orange tree, plus basil,oregano,marjoram, radishes,carrots,lettuce,cubanelle peppers,bells, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet onions, sage,parsley,tarragon, chives, will be putting in some corn this weekend.Things are looking so beautiful.
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We have a couple farmers markets in my area during the warmer months and we are seeing a few more street vendors popping up. I have had some very good luck with the ones we stop at and have found some good treats especially during the fair season. Vendors selling fresh farm produce (such as the corn) have a very good flavor and I like supporting local farmers for sure.
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:38 PM   #9
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Being from NYC originally i'd have to say dirty water hotdogs...

God I miss them...
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Of all the foods I do not have access to, street cart food is the number one thing I wish I could get.
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