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Old 07-02-2018, 11:08 PM
 
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I know LA in general have a thriving food street scene mostly depending on mobile food trucks , while I am specifically asking about this type of Push Carts widely spread in other cities like NYC , Philadelphia , Chicago

They offer GYRO / halal food / TACO / BBQ / Coffee / Indian food/ Fresh Juice through staying in one spot (unlike trucks )


Where this type of pushcarts can be found in LA / Long Beach / Santa Monica / Culvar

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Old 07-02-2018, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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No way jose!

The food trucks/carts here use a funky cooking oil
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:22 PM
 
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What makes these functionally different than a food truck? These are just a worse version of a food truck to me
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Old 07-05-2018, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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“Street vending “ was recently legalized in L.A , the reason from the city politicians being they wanted to “protect” the vendors from being deported .. even though ICE targets those that have committed crimes like rape , drug dealing etc ..

But anyways . I don’t see too much variety . A lot of carts selling cut fruit . There aren’t really the gyro or halal type carts . There’s plenty of that type of food in la but not really on the street outside of food trucks .

A lot of sidewalks in L.A are pretty narrow too and /or damaged or taken over by homeless and homeless tents too which is one issue .

Manhattan especially is much more a place where people walk the streets so there is a ton of actual food traffic ..versus in L.A it’s more a car culture.

One thing that does come to mind is the Northridge farmers market there’s a lot of vendors in one area that serve different types of hot food . Mexican food , el Salvadoran , bbq , asian , etc but that’s all in one contained area ,

https://northridgefarmersmarket.org

Or farmers market in fair fax or Grand Central Market in downtown la but again it’s in one contained area .
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Old 07-05-2018, 11:20 AM
 
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What makes these functionally different than a food truck? These are just a worse version of a food truck to me
The vendors have no real requirements to meet sanitary standards or anything to do with the quality of the food, etc. Take your chances even more than with a food truck.
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Old 07-05-2018, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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The vendors have no real requirements to meet sanitary standards or anything to do with the quality of the food, etc. Take your chances even more than with a food truck.
Yeah the legal food truck business is pretty expensive to get into so they have a lot more to lose too and more likely to keep things clean and up to code .

I’ve read startup costs are like $50,000 on low end but then some of those trucks are $100,000 or so .
Cheaper than a brick and mortar likely ... but It’s not as cheap as some people make it out to seem .
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Old 07-05-2018, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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What is the name of that funky cooking oil that they use?
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Old 07-05-2018, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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What is the name of that funky cooking oil that they use?
I think the name is rancid
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Old 07-05-2018, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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If you get sick from a street cart run by an “undocumented person “ who do you sue?
Since they are “undocumented “ ?
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