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Old 06-13-2009, 08:31 PM
 
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This is a thread where we can discuss sidewalk food vendors in NYC. These would include hot dog carts, morning bagel and coffee carts, nuts 4 nuts, Rafiqi's, etc.

Where's the Knish?
I just want to start out with a question. When did knishes disappear from hot dog carts? I'm not a regular hot dog stand patron, but today I wanted a knish for some reason and couldn't find one. I asked at 4 carts (2 Sabrett, 2 others) and nobody had them. One guy said "Oh, been a long time no knishes, 12 years no knish." I know I've had one more recently than that. So has anyone else noticed their disappearance? Does anyone miss them?
Never heard of them, but Gulliani pretty much killed off the street vendors. There's a few of them left, but they're usually part of a chain like Nuts for Nuts, or part of an unstated affiliate network where they get their licenses and supplies, and rent their stands. They're like the mini-McDonald's on the corner.
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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When was the last time you were in NY? The streets are lined with food carts.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:04 PM
 
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No, the streets aren't lined with them, not as many as there was in the 90s, that's for sure. They were all over the place, even throughout the outer boroughs. Like I said, the ones that remain aren't nearly as independent as the ones of yesteryear.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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No, the streets aren't lined with them, not as many as there was in the 90s, that's for sure. They were all over the place, even throughout the outer boroughs. Like I said, the ones that remain aren't nearly as independent as the ones of yesteryear.
There's a lot in Queens.. probably not as many as in the 90s, but there's still a good amount.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:00 PM
 
Location: East Village, NYC
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I've lately been really liking the fruit smoothie vendors. It's pricey, like $5 for a large, but they're really good.
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