Street Vendors

phil-2-street vendor from behindSaturday, September 20, 2014

Today I am grateful for street vendors. A lot of people would never buy food from a street vendor but they don’t know what they are missing.  Just check to be sure that the pretzel you want loaded with crusty salt hasn’t been in the humidity too long causing mushy craters and you’ll be fine.


I got some of the best Chinese food of my life from a vendor near the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Certain areas of many cities cater to portable food trucks.  What a great idea.  It’s like the “Good Humor Man” ice cream trucks of my youth only with dim sum!  Brilliant.


If you have not seen the movie “Chef” please see it, but take a napkin because you will drool. And either don’t go hungry or plan to go out and eat something amazingly bad/good for you after.  Preferably something sloppy and awesome from a street vendor.


I can’t imagine planning menus, shopping for food, unloading it and then cooking it in a space the size of a walk-in-closet. . .on wheels. . .with self-contained fuel and electricity. . .in all types of weather. . .usually by yourself. . .everyday. . .so I am grateful when I can support them.

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