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Food trailer history

The streets of New York are full of people and traffic. Have you ever encountered such a moment when you are walking on the road chatting with your friends, and you are suddenly attracted by the smell of food. Everyone unconsciously slowed down, took a deep breath of the aroma, and couldn't help but say "That smells really good". Whether or not you buy a halal food later, the aroma is enough to satisfy your appetite.

Whether early in the morning or late at night, the food trucks on the streets of New York always seem to be closed, halal food, snack carts, milkshake carts, hot dog carts, ice cream carts, breakfast coffee carts... I always feel that every street intersection can Seeing them, the Food Truck has long been integrated into the blood of the city and has become a part of New York culture. I don’t even remember how many mornings there were morning classes, when I was fed by bagels and coffee from the breakfast cart in front of the school. Having said all that, how did New York start to have so many food trucks? How many food trucks are there now? How much do New Yorkers love food trucks? Today we will take a look at the Food Truck culture in New York.

Wheelbarrow period

New York's Food Truck culture can be traced back to the 17th century, when European immigrants in New York liked to eat shellfish on the streets, and there was supply when there was demand, and New York street food stalls were born. In the 19th century, as the number of new immigrants and ethnic groups continued to increase, street food stalls gradually became more varied and more formal, mainly concentrated on the Lower East Side, from oysters and pies to hot dogs and Muslim halal food. buy it.


Yes, you heard that right, the earliest street food stalls in New York bought seafood! Oysters and clams are the most common, because in 1609, in the waters near New York, a sea of rich seawater was excavated, and almost half of the world's oyster production was here at that time. Oysters the size of a dinner plate can be eaten raw, grilled, cooked, whatever they want. It was the food of the poor that everyone could afford at that time (I really want to travel to the past to eat enough!), there are many on the street. A stall selling seafood. Later, in the early 19th century, due to people's crazy seafood eating behavior, the oysters in this sea area were almost eaten up (terrifying humans...).


In the 1840s, after the American Civil War, a large number of immigrants poured into New York, Irish, German, Jewish, etc., and the variety of food also became diverse. At the end of the 19th century, a small cart selling snacks and lunch boxes from the West Coast of the United States was introduced to New York. The smart and witty local people in New York localized it. Every day after the restaurant closed until about 4:30 in the morning, they pushed the cart out. Hot food and drink are sold to people who are still working hard, and the hot food carts are called "owls". In 1893, the small cart selling lunch boxes was very popular, milk, coffee, sandwiches, etc., all five points! Everyone joined the owls, and then in 1930, the human-powered trolley was upgraded to a mechanical and electric dining cart.




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