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Old 07-08-2017, 05:07 PM
 
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There is a huge scam surrounding the ownership and licensing of food carts/trucks. I'm not sure how it works in it's entirety. It's surprisingly similar to the way the taxi medallion system work, but not by design. Most of the licenses were acquired decades ago, and now get rented/leased out. The guys who actually work the truck make next to nothing.

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I heard the cost for a license for those halal food trucks has skyrocketed. But still... it's best to pack your own lunch most of the time. Unless you can afford the $70 lunches. $45 salads.
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Old 07-08-2017, 09:06 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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The majority of this is found in every city. I mean come'on what US city lacks a Starbucks

Applying this same standard then every US city sucks. The suburbs all suck too.
In Hawaii my family eats an almost 100% natural food diet consisting mostly of vegetables fruits, olives, beans, fresh fish, fresh herbs, a few kinds of oils. We do not use caffeine. We often cook at the beach as a family gathering. No money is exchanged. We pray and laugh and care about eachother.

Theres no french fries, no pizzas, no pasta, no sugar, no booze, no drugs, nothing addictive. Not many sweets. No unhappy food truck guys knickle and diming you and stressing you out for toxic foods. Even if your favorite NYC restaurants have good tasting food, is it health promoting?
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Old 07-09-2017, 04:01 AM
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In Hawaii my family eats an almost 100% natural food diet consisting mostly of vegetables fruits, olives, beans, fresh fish, fresh herbs, a few kinds of oils. We do not use caffeine. We often cook at the beach as a family gathering. No money is exchanged. We pray and laugh and care about eachother.

Theres no french fries, no pizzas, no pasta, no sugar, no booze, no drugs, nothing addictive. Not many sweets. No unhappy food truck guys knickle and diming you and stressing you out for toxic foods. Even if your favorite NYC restaurants have good tasting food, is it health promoting?
Why don't you go live in Hawaii then? Why do you stay in NYC if it's just a horrible place?
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Old 07-09-2017, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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In Hawaii my family eats an almost 100% natural food diet consisting mostly of vegetables fruits, olives, beans, fresh fish, fresh herbs, a few kinds of oils. We do not use caffeine. We often cook at the beach as a family gathering. No money is exchanged. We pray and laugh and care about eachother.

Theres no french fries, no pizzas, no pasta, no sugar, no booze, no drugs, nothing addictive. Not many sweets. No unhappy food truck guys knickle and diming you and stressing you out for toxic foods. Even if your favorite NYC restaurants have good tasting food, is it health promoting?

Feel free to do that here. Go buy vegetables, fruits, olives, beans, fresh fish, fresh herbs, and oils. Might not be able to cook it on a beach here though. Or start a restaurant. Or move back to Hawaii. Just do *something* about it instead of just complaining.
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:05 AM
 
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Why don't you go live in Hawaii then? Why do you stay in NYC if it's just a horrible place?
He probably can't afford to live in Hawaii. Too expensive there.

Plus the mercury from all the "fresh fish" there polluted his bloodstream already.
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:16 AM
 
Location: NYC
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There is a huge scam surrounding the ownership and licensing of food carts/trucks. I'm not sure how it works in it's entirety. It's surprisingly similar to the way the taxi medallion system work, but not by design. Most of the licenses were acquired decades ago, and now get rented/leased out. The guys who actually work the truck make next to nothing.
Modern day mafia, if you don't have license you gotta pay the newly minted mafia.
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:52 AM
 
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In Hawaii my family eats an almost 100% natural food diet consisting mostly of vegetables fruits, olives, beans, fresh fish, fresh herbs, a few kinds of oils. We do not use caffeine. We often cook at the beach as a family gathering. No money is exchanged. We pray and laugh and care about eachother.

Theres no french fries, no pizzas, no pasta, no sugar, no booze, no drugs, nothing addictive. Not many sweets. No unhappy food truck guys knickle and diming you and stressing you out for toxic foods. Even if your favorite NYC restaurants have good tasting food, is it health promoting?
Not sure if you're a troll or the lamest person in existence
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:40 PM
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Location: Manhattan
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Not sure if you're a troll or the lamest person in existence
Both?
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:42 PM
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Location: Manhattan
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In Hawaii my family eats an almost 100% natural food diet consisting mostly of vegetables fruits, olives, beans, fresh fish, fresh herbs, a few kinds of oils. We do not use caffeine. We often cook at the beach as a family gathering. No money is exchanged. We pray and laugh and care about eachother.

Theres no french fries, no pizzas, no pasta, no sugar, no booze, no drugs, nothing addictive. Not many sweets. No unhappy food truck guys knickle and diming you and stressing you out for toxic foods. Even if your favorite NYC restaurants have good tasting food, is it health promoting?
Well that's great. Why did you ever leave? (not being snide). Can't you go back? (again, not being snarky).
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:34 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I heard the cost for a license for those halal food trucks has skyrocketed. But still... it's best to pack your own lunch most of the time. Unless you can afford the $70 lunches. $45 salads.
I think you live in a very different New York than anyone else here does.
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