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Street food question

tastyjon | Dec 19, 2011 07:29 PM

While there's a huge diversity of food trucks in NYC, why is that so many other street vendors (non drivable truck) offer essentially the same thing? Especially at night.

Example:

- Hot dog/pretzel/chestnut cart
- Halal/Gyro/Falafel Chicken on Rice cart
- Nut cart / kabob cart.

I walked many miles this weekend on a photo project and probably walked by 50 street food vendors in the evening, all of whom were one of the above.

Just curious... are the permits issued to a select few who don't deviate from what they know or supply chains? Is there a limit to the kinds of foods that can be offered?

Thanks!

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