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Taster’s Cherce

What’s your favorite food to get from a cart?


1 unmoderated   ~  Sep 21, 2010 12:12 pm


In Philly, they bring em right to your car.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 21, 2010 12:17 pm

Me likum pretzels too. With mustard.

3 Sliced Bread   ~  Sep 21, 2010 12:21 pm

My local crack cart serves up a great lamb pita with relish and badass green hot sauce (hold the yogurt sauce, man). It's small pieces of bonafide lamb, not that whack stuff they slice off a spit. I kicked my weekly habit a few years ago, and I'm down to a couple times a month. During Lent I love the falafaal pita with badass green sauce (hold the yogurt sauce, man).

4 unmoderated   ~  Sep 21, 2010 12:31 pm

mmm tzatziki.

mouth watering...

hunger rising...

5 williamnyy23   ~  Sep 21, 2010 12:41 pm

I haven't eaten off a cart since my father passed along this story several years back:

He ordered a hot dog and while the guy is preparing it for him, he keeps hearing a sizzling sound (tss...tss). My father looks around and can't figure it out. The hot dog goes in the bun...tss...the mustard goes on...tss...and so forth. Finally, just as he is paying for the hot dog, he notices a drop on the vendors nose that eventually falls off onto the grill...tss.

6 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 21, 2010 1:21 pm

Roasted nuts

7 Dimelo   ~  Sep 21, 2010 1:41 pm

falafel with lots of hot sauce.

8 Ben   ~  Sep 21, 2010 2:14 pm


What the hell is white sauce anyway?

9 Jon DeRosa   ~  Sep 21, 2010 2:41 pm

Oh man, this is a job for the Vendys:


I'm lucky enough to work near the Biryani Cart on 46th and 6th.


Two chicken kati rolls for $6 - that's my vote.

10 Jon DeRosa   ~  Sep 21, 2010 2:42 pm

[5] Why would something like that be limited to a cart? Seems to me all you need is a grill and a nose.

11 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 21, 2010 2:49 pm

I like the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck too.

12 williamnyy23   ~  Sep 21, 2010 3:38 pm

[10] It isn't, but it's the image I have in my head when I pass by a food cart. Guilt by association, I guess.

13 Eric McCauley   ~  Sep 21, 2010 3:41 pm

11] For a sec I thought you were referring to Mister Softee, but now I know better. Big Gay is now a destination for the next Apple trip. The Salty Pimp looks good.

Back to the question: Gotta go with a bigass pretzel, lots of salt and some mustard.

14 Chyll Will   ~  Sep 21, 2010 3:51 pm

[5] My buddy and I were walking through a park in Queens and saw an ice cream vendor of a certain well-known company parked along the road. My friend and I wondered where such vendors would answer a call of nature if need be.

Fate decided to amuse herself by having us walk by at the moment one such call was made... The answer involved a large soda cup with the company logo on it and a certain amount of hubris...

15 Diane Firstman   ~  Sep 21, 2010 3:58 pm

Hmm .... gonna have to find that ice cream truck some day soon.

In the meantime .... you gotta go HERE for the best lobster rolls ...

16 Sliced Bread   ~  Sep 21, 2010 5:14 pm

[8] yogurt sauce. it's bunk. see [3]

17 Sliced Bread   ~  Sep 21, 2010 5:17 pm

[9] i work in the same neighborhood. The cart at 45&6th (southwest corner) is my place for lamb pita.

18 joejoejoe   ~  Sep 21, 2010 5:46 pm

A roll with butter. I like New York coffee in that little Greek paper cup with a buttered roll. Do they still have that?

19 Sliced Bread   ~  Sep 21, 2010 6:29 pm

[18] the Greek paper cups are still around, but not as widespread as they used to be. A coffee cart I frequented until a few years ago had them. Cup of coffee and buttered roll was $1.50. I used to give the them 2 bucks, and never had to tell them my order - slightly dark with regular milk, no sugar.

20 Chyll Will   ~  Sep 21, 2010 6:32 pm

Beef kabob on a hot dog roll is my break-the-glass lunch. That or a chicken gyro without the garden crap.

21 RagingTartabull   ~  Sep 21, 2010 6:43 pm
22 lroibal   ~  Sep 22, 2010 6:21 pm

Potato knish cut open with mustard poured in

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