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Great Alcapurrias at Mama Isabella's Place, Woodstock

Bronx Eats 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

Street Food 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

Street Food 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

Street Food 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

Meet Vendy Awards Rookie Finalist Neapolitan Express

Behind the Scenes 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

Behind the Scenes 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

Street Food 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

DiSO's, the Italian Sandwich Shop on Wheels

Street Food Lauren McInnes Post a comment

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

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

Street Food 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

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

A Sandwich a Day 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

Street Food Stories: All-American Diner, Whitehall Street's Diner on Wheels

Street Food Siobhan Wallace 1 comment

New York has a long history of great diners, so it's only fitting that we should have a food truck like All-American Diner. It's literally a diner on wheels. More

Street Food Stories: Greek Souvlaki and Home Cooking at Uncle Gussy's in Midtown

Street Food Siobhan Wallace Post a comment

The typical profile of a street cart vendor is of an immigrant looking to make it in the overwhelming world of New York City. The typical profile of a food truck vendor is middle to upper class American looking to test the market before opening a brick-and-mortar. The men behind one of Midtown's most popular food trucks, Uncle Gussy's, are neither of these. Instead, they're a mix of both. More

Street Food: The Red Hook Food Vendors Return this Weekend

Alexandra Penfold Post a comment

On Saturdays and Sundays from April to late October, street food and Latin American food lovers of all stripes flock to Red Hook Park's ball fields to savor foods from the legendary Red Hook Food Vendors. Since 1974, vendors have operated on the edges of the park on Clinton and Bay Street. But this year is different. In the words of veteran vendor Marcos Lainez from El Olomega Pupusas, "This is the beginning and it could be the end." More

Street Food Stories: Veronica's Kitchen, Trinidadian Tradition on Wall Street

Street Food Siobhan Wallace 1 comment

Veronica's Kitchen is now a cart beloved by Wall Street office workers craving the spicy flavors of Trinidad for their day's lunch. But for Veronica Julien, opening the cart involved more than hard work—it called for divine intervention. More

Bronx Eats: Arepitas and Chimis at El Rincon de Las Frituras, Kingsbridge

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley Post a comment

This Dominican street vendor doesn't do the best cooking in the Bronx, but it offers a reasonably tasty burger-like sandwich for the under-$5 price. More

A Sandwich a Day: Roast Beef Combo at All American Diner

A Sandwich a Day Craig Cavallo Post a comment

Like most diners, the menu at the All American Diner takes a certain commitment to read. A lot of that devotion will be spent on the sandwich section, in which there are nearly 30 options. Unlike most diners, though, this one's on wheels. More

Bronx Eats: Sweet Potato Cake and Other Sweet Treats on East Kingsbridge, Bedford Park

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley 3 comments

There's a street vendor on East Kingsbridge Road selling some expected fried items, but a far better option is one of her sweets: moist and dense sweet potato cake, creamy corn pudding, and more. More

Staff Picks: Our Favorite Street Food in NYC

Street Food The Serious Eats Team 7 comments

The holidays seem to have us on the go more than usual. There's holiday shopping, tourist-herding, and all the general end of the year craziness that keeps us running around. But that's okay—it's just one more excuse to eat some of the awesome street food this city has to offer. Here are our favorites. More

Bronx Eats: Destination-Worthy Tamales & More From Tamales Ebenezer, Mott Haven

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley 2 comments

New York is not a strong tamale town, which is all the more reason to head to Mott Haven for some of the best in the city. More

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