TWITTER-IFIC FOOD TRUCKS

With the snow ending around 6am this morning, most of the food trucks are out today:VLAIC - Panda Bear really loves his home. 22nd&6th until 10am, then 23rd &5th until 4pm. Espresso, hot chocolate, ice cream, pastries...Come n get it!VLAIC - Kangaroo on 5th &15th until 530 today. Serving Intelligentsia coffee and espresso, Michel Cluizel hot chocolate, ice cream...

IN HONOR OF LOST – AUSTRALIAN STREET FOOD

With all the buzz leading up to the new and final season of Lost, what we want to know is: What street food would the Oceanic Six have eaten before boarding their flight in Sydney?Street-hawked meat pies—small pastries filled with mincemeat and gravy—are more or less the national dish of Australia.  However, these days, kebabs and souvlakis have taken...

TODAY’S LUNCH: CHICKEN GYRO FROM GYRO II

Today's Lunch is the chicken gyro from Gyro II, a storefront on the east side of 7th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street.  After the not-so-great chicken and gyro platter from the Sara Halal Food Cart last Friday, I went back to my favorite gyro place that has been around for over 30 years.Gyro II is a block from...

ACARAJE – BRAZILIAN STREET FOOD

In the Brazilian state of Bahia, from Salvador down to Rio, there are Afro-Brasilian women in white cotton “puff” gowns and headscarves serving what has become the country’s favorite street food, acaraje.   Virtually the same dish is still popular in Nigeria and Ghana, two countries from where slaves were brought.  This shows how much history and culture are connected...

WHO SAYS THERE’S NO BLUE FOOD?

George Carlin had a well-known routine where he said - "Did you ever notice, there's no blue food.  Whenever I say that, people say - Ha! What about blueberries.  But nooo...blueberries are purple."Well, now we found some blue food, and they go ahead and call it purple!  A popular street food in the Philippines is purple yam ice cream,...

TODAY’S LUNCH: SCHNITZ-BURGER FROM SCHNITZEL & THINGS

After interviewing Oleg Voss over the weekend for the latest New York Street Food Featured Vendor Profile, I had to have something from the Schnitzel & Things truck for Today's Lunch.  They tweeted they were on 52nd St today between 6th and 7th Aves, and they had veal. The operative word was had.  I called ahead to place my order...

PRAGUE STREET FOOD ON BOURDAIN TONIGHT

Anthony Bourdain travels to Prague tonight on the latest No Reservations and samples some wonderful Czech street food, sausages.  You may love Tony or hate Tony, but the sausages look pretty damn good.http://www.youtube.com/v/hmUwXzcmHdA&hl=en_US&fs=1&

NYSF FEATURED VENDOR PROFILE: SCHNITZEL & THINGS TRUCK

For the latest New York Street Food Featured Vendor Profile, we are happy to present the Schnitzel & Things (S&T) truck.  Schnitzel is one of our all-time favorite foods, so this was an assignment near and dear to our hearts.  The following was our interview with Oleg, co-founder of Schnitzel & Things:NYSF:  Hi Oleg.  Thank you for taking the...

HOW STREET FOOD BECAME SO POPULAR IN SINGAPORE

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The National Museum of Singapore recently reopened after a major renovation, and the most popular of their four new Lifestyle Galleries is the Food Gallery.   The Food Gallery takes a unique look at the history of street food in Singapore.In fact, it started in the 1900's out of necessity.  There was a 10:1 male-female ratio in Singapore then,...

RAMEN, RAMEN, RAMEN

It can be debated whether ramen is street food or not, but regardless of the answer, we love it, especially on cold winter days like now.  (In our opinion, it's more like Honorary Street Food, but who cares about categories when you're talking about ramen.)Great article in the NY Times today about ramen shops in Tokyo, which is one...