REVIEW: LA BAGUETTE CAFE FOOD TRUCK

If you happen to be in midtown around 40th and Broadway one evening and see a truck that looks like a Parisian cafe, how do you know if it's worth trying?  Listen to your "Mamacita" , who filed a detailed report with Midtown Lunch. Her conclusion: their grilled onions were much better than the usual, their hot sauce was really...

OPEN, ZONGZI (PART II)

Last week we extolled the virtues of stuffed lotus leaves, also known as joong (Cantonese), zongzi (Mandarin) and Chinese tamales, as sold by an elderly woman at the corner of Mott and Hester streets in Chinatown. Today I tried the zongzi at the NYC Cravings truck and was quite a happy camper.  Inside the wrapped leaf was glutinous rice, and...

SOUTH AMERICAN STREET FOOD – BETTER THAN IT SOUNDS

Two New Yorkers, Andy & Tara, got married in June and needed a break from their NY lives, so they decided to take a long honeymoon and travel the world inexpensively for 18 months or so.  Of course, they had to blog about it. The first leg of their trip was through Central and South America, where they indulged in...

NOTHING LIKE SOME GREAT FOOD PHOTOS

Budget Travel had readers submit their favorite food photos, and they created a slideshow which included some great-looking street food from around the world.  One of the best ways to experience any culture like a local is to sample the street food.  Just make sure to do your homework first. Please send me your favorite street food photos, and...

NYSF FEATURED VENDOR PROFILE: WAFELS & DINGES

Wafels & Dinges is the subject of our latest New York Street Food Featured Vendor Profile.  W&D was founded in October 2007 by Thomas DeGeest, a Belgian native who had been in the US for 10 years as a management consultant with IBM.  Like many of us, Thomas wanted to control his own destiny, and was also looking for...

LEAVE THE KNIFE…TAKE THE FALAFEL

The trial started yesterday in the infamous "falafel cart" slaying of October 2006.  According to news reports, a teenager and 2 friends cut in line at the well-known 53rd and 6th food cart.  One person in line left and got into their SUV, then drove up and stabbed and killed one of the line-cutters.    The man said he...

RIBBIT…BBQ FROG…RIBBIT

Frogs are popular all over Asia and none more so than in Cambodia, where Joshua Armstrong  provides the following description: "They skin them and either deep fry them in an orange batter or bbq them splayed and stuffed.  The stuffing was made of crushed peanuts and lots of lemongrass.  The frog itself was juicy and slightly sweet from the...

THE NYC SAMOSA CRAWL

The NYC Food Crawl held a Samosa Crawl recently and it was a rousing success.  More than 80 people met by Madison Square Park and split into teams of 6-8 people, many of whom did not know each other.  There were three separate routes covering a series of five restaurants in Curry Hill.   Click here for photos and more...

CHINESE FOOD TRUCKS IN PHILLY

38th Street between Walnut and Locust 11am-9pm There are a bunch of food trucks in Philadelphia around Penn that serve Chinese food.  The  best advice for selecting which one to try, , as dispensed by Philly Bites: "As a general rule, go for the food truck with the longest line." As for the trucks he favors, they are Yue Kee and King's...

KRAVE-ING KOREAN BBQ

The smell that hits you as soon as you go up the stairs of the Grove Street PATH station in Jersey City: The Krave Truck.  (Thankfully, it's not the usual smell one associates with NJ.)  One of the owners, Nhon Ma, combines  Korean and Mexican food, such as galbi (Korean-style short ribs), spicy pork and sesame chicken served in...