BANH MI JUMPS ACROSS THE POND

Looks like banh mi, one of NYSF's favorite street foods, is catching on in London.  According to Tim Walker in The Independent, "Like a lot of street trends, this one has been appropriated from the developing world, popularised by urbane New Yorkers, and is now finally reaching our shores."I've never been called an "urbane New Yorker" before, but I've...

WHERE DO I SIGN UP?

How do you determine where food carts should be located?  By rating them, of course.In Madison WI, one of the top college towns in the US, there are around 30 food carts that park on the Library Mall and Capitol Concourse in the warm weather.  When they return to the streets next spring, not all will be in the...

A SOUP TRUCK FOR NYC RESTAURANT WEEK

As originally reported by Serious Eats, new this year for NYC Restaurant Week, (which runs from January 25th through February 7th) is the NYC Restaurant Week Truck, which will roam Manhattan during lunch hours selling different soups from many of the participating restaurants.  You can follow their tweets on NYCGO here.  Hopefully it won't be too cold, because you...

What is Sâuçá?

A new food truck is coming to Washington DC this month that embraces different cultures through food, music, art, events and people.  As a fully functioning restaurant on wheels, Sâuçá aims to bring global, healthy food to the residents of our nation's capital.The specialty on the menu is the Sâuçá—a twist on the pita/wrap/food-on-bread concept inspired by true street...

TODAY’S LUNCH: BEEF SHORT RIBS & SPICY CHICKEN COMBO FROM BULGOGI CART

For Today's Lunch, I braved the sub-freezing weather and walked about 10 blocks each way to the Bulgogi Cart on W. 49th St bet 6th Ave & 7th Ave, but much closer to 6th Ave.  I asked the vendor what he recommended, and he suggested the beef ribs and spicy chicken combo for $8.  Since it was a bit...

MY MOTHER-IN-LAW WILL HAVE THE GOAT BRAIN CURRY

Usmania, a restaurant serving authentic Pakistani street food recently opened in Plantation, FL, in an area known primarily for its retirement villages.  My grandparents used to live nearby in Sunrise years ago, and my in-laws are only about 20 minutes away.The thought of my mother-in-law eating haleem is quite amusing.  According to the restaurant reviewer John Linn, haleem "combines...

PHOTO GALLERY: STREET FOOD FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Regular readers of New York Street Food know how much I love banh mi and num pang.  The banh mi in the above picture looks delicious.There are many other delectable pictures in this street food photo gallery from National Geographic, with street food we know and love such as Shanghai dumplings, German wurst, and Peruvian ceviche. They also include...

GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE

http://www.hungrynation.tv/embed/playerThe latest episode from VendrTV from January 7th is on the Wafels and Dinges truck.  Watch above.The NYSF Featured Vendor Profile from December 13th was on the Wafels and Dinges truck. Go here for the W&D interview and some wafel history.Hey Thomas, when you're hot , you're hot.  Enjoy!

EVEN POLITICIANS LOVE STREET FOOD

Newly elected governors and mayors are swearing off fancy festivities at the swearing-in ceremonies.  Inaugural events across the nation have been scaled back this year to avoid appearing lavish in lean economic times. On Saturday, new Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, a Democrat, held an open house at his office in City Hall, followed by a free concert outside. The cuisine...

THEY PAVED PARADISE AND CLOSED THE PARKING LOT

A former auto sales parking lot in Santa Monica was converted by the owner into a food truck paradise earlier this week.  Unfortnately, the City of Santa Monica was unaware of this new use and promptly shut it down, citing zoning issues.The truck operators got the OK from the property's owner, but the property owner neglected to get permission...