New York City Food Vendor Tells All

Friday, May 6, 2011

It turns out New York City food cart vendors actually keep quite a clean shop, and they’re even very careful about keeping fresh food, so tells one vendor to Budget Travel who decided to dish some dirt about the business. As every traveler to New York knows, food vendors are ubiquitous in the city, and when you’re trying to cram in 100 sites to see in 12 hours, they fill an important role in filling your stomach during the day (I’d recommend heading somewhere a little nicer for dinner though).

Other insights our dishy vendor gives is that celebrities often frequent them (Richard Simmons even tries to cut the line), they are quite charitable to the homeless, and bathroom breaks are infrequent — if any at all. Keep that in mind next time when you’re considering what to tip.

[A New York City Street Vendor/Flickr]

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