In the morning right outside the subway entrance on the NE corner of 14th St & 1st avenue, there is often a woman selling the Daily News, who also sometimes sells her own tamales for $1.50. They're delicious, cheap and there is a homemade feel to the food and in the act of purchasing. She essentially just has a cooler with a handwritten sign on it. It's non-professional and she is likely just making them in batches in her apartment.
Also, years ago I came across women who sold tamales too, right outside the Jefferson St. L Subway stop.
Does anyone know any other regular non-professional food sellers with homemade type food for sale on the street. Where the seller is often at a single location on a somewhat consistent basis?