New York a la Cart

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Divided into neighborhood sections (Uptown, Midtown, Downtown, the Outer Boroughs, and Around Town.) New York a la Cart spotlights the best of the Big Apple's food-on-the-go profiling 45 vendors representing 20 different cuisines and including their most popular recipes.

There are terrific “only in New York” stories here: the IBM exec who quit his six-figure job to flip Belgian waffles, the banquet hall chef who followed his dreams from Bangladesh to 46th Street, the second generation souvlaki masters carrying on their family traditions, among many others.

With full-color photos that capture the local color as well as the delicious food, New York a la Cart is a celebration of the food-cart scene — but most importantly, offers more than 100 recipes so that readers can make their favorite street food at home.

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PRAISE FOR New York a La Cart:

A fun book and a good read for anyone interested in food trucks.

“Co-bloggers Penfold and Wallace have developed a loyal following due to their passionate reporting on New York's food scene, and they've summed up some of the city's best mobile dining vendors in this dense valentine to street food. Organized by neighborhood, the pair nicely showcases the city's diversity, preferring to single out one or two vendors of, say, ice cream or tacos, rather than attempting to offer a definitive list . . . readers interested in expanding their culinary tour of NYC and its environs will appreciate the book's breadth.” – Publishers Weekly

“Popular bloggers Blondie” and Brownie” hit the road, literally, in this celebration of all things street food. Their thorough book details the rich history of the genre and features profiles of some of the city's favorite carts and trucks as well as the (sometimes eccentric) personalities behind them.” – New York Daily News

“A fun book and a good read for anyone interested in food trucks.” –

“A chronicle of the food-truck culture, “New York à la Cart” describes 47 trucks neighborhood by neighborhood, with stories about how each got started, photos and recipes. It provides a fascinating glimpse at the trucks’ owners — determined, hard-working entrepreneurs, many of whom are immigrants.” – Florence Fabricant, The New York Times