Everywhere I look, someone’s writing about food carts.
Details magazine just put up a compilation of the best in the nation. Then there’s one of my new favorite sites, Midtown Lunch, who do a semi-scientific survey of the meat-over-rice carts around the area of Bryant Park. It’s a piece they like to call Street-Meat-Palooza.
Even the UPenn crowd is getting more sophisticated about their carts. The new Penn Food Trucks site carefully rates, organizes and maps the various mobile eateries around campus.
So, why the increased focus on food carts? Maybe it’s the economy, or maybe it’s just the personalities.
But one thing’s for certain: those people you buy all this luscious food from aren’t just vendors. They’re members of the human race.
If you still have the energy, check out the only cart I wrote up in Philly.