Category Archives: Street Food

Quick Delight: Saltiest Food Cart Award?

Dear Food Diary:
Walking around the other day, I saw this sign: VENDI AWARD FINALIST. No way! Really??? Around midtown east???… man! I was so excited I planed out my lunch a week ahead, and today was the big day. I anticipated it the whole day, even during my morning oatmeal ritual I couldn’t stop thinking about this, as soon as the clock hit 12:30pm, I was there.
The menu even says this cart is supervised by this guy who use to work for the Russian Tea Room, hmm interesting. Made me want to try the food even more.

wafels & dinges: just another truck

Dear Food Diary:

I saw the truck and got super excited. The guys behind the truck were very friendly and helpful as I couldn’t decide. Word of advice: don’t go on an empty stomach, it was my mistake, and i paid for it later. I ordered the Brussels Wafel and topped it with Nutella and walnuts ($6), which was huge! I only shared a little piece with my coworker and ate the rest myself, that was my lunch, and felt it was way too much afterwards.

53rd & 6th Halal: For dinner and lunch

Dear Food Diary:

Last night we had a girls night out. It was a Recession Proof Night. Started off at the Hottest Woman of Comedy show ($4 tix). I can’t remember any of their names, but they were very funny, except for the headliner Esther Ku (she was on Last Comic Standing), she was stinkier than blue cheese. Anyways that’s not the point of this blog, so I’m gonna leave it at that.
After the show, I was invited to Highbar rooftop lounge, so i brought the girls with me. Oh yes! “complimentary” drinks, us asians love free, but then again, who doesn’t. Anyways, so Cabana Brasilian Rum was sponsoring the night, let me tell ya’, it didn’t matter what they mixed it with, passion fruit, pineapple, strawberry, it just tasted bad. But it was a nice night so we sat outside and chit chatted. We got hungry around 11pm and I started to crave for the combo from 53rd and 6th Halal Cart (every night 8pm-4am. It’s perfect for late nights after drinking). 2 of my girlfriends never had it, what? Halal virgins? No way! we had to change that. 4 chicas walking 5 blocks and 3 avenues for this food cart, windy and starting to drizzle at 11:30pm. High heals, makeup looking for street meat, only in New York.

Cupcake Truck for a crummy day

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Dear Food Diary:

Yesterday started off as a crummy day. I was really exhausted in the morning, my eyes were super puffy, and as usual i spent a long time trying to figure out what to wear. Got on the bus to work and couldn’t stop yawning, i was soo sleepy that tears were starting to come out, yeah it wasn’t a good look.
Work was fine… bla bla bla… ok, fast forwards to lunch time. I walk to the farmers market with my coworker and there it is, Cupcake Truck right infront of my face. How can I say no to that? I looove cupcakes, specially red velvet (from Magnolia’s or ButterCup). But this truck had more creative flavors in mind, like key lime pie, rocky road and strawberry shortcake! and as if that wasn’t awesome enough, they sold mini cupcakes for $1 each! Were they reading my mind?