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Street Food -- Tamales

Jeremy Osner | Nov 19, 1998 10:27 AM

If you happen to be in Jackson Heights on a weeknight,
I think starting around 6 pm, be sure to try the
tamales that two women are selling from a shopping cart
in front of the Roosevelt subway station.

The cart is immediately to the right (facing the
street) of the main entrance on Roosevelt, in between
74th and 75th. Unlike much street food in the area,
these tamales are steaming hot -- they have a charcoal
fire in the shopping cart under the pot of tamales.
There are two varieties available; I don't speak
Spanish, so I don't know what they are. I just ate what
she handed to me, and went away happy.

I think if you want to sample, you should make a point
of going sometime soon -- that charcoal fire in the
bottom of the cart seems like an open invitation for
someone in the city government to shut them down.

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