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Local Food Movements
News: Local Food Movements
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Food Trucks Give Restaurateurs Indigestion

The proliferation of falafel carts and other sidewalk food stands in Bay Ridge might make for tasty lunch options. But people who own brick-and-mortar restaurants say the mobile eateries represent unfair competition.

Green Cart Vendors Face Diet of Challenges

From competition with other carts and established businesses, to tickets, cold weather and struggles getting and storing their food, a six-month investigation of the Green Cart program reveals room for improvement.


In recent years, New York City has become a catalyst for a number of localized practices on how agriculture is grown and food is produced. The expansion of gourmet food trucks and cuisine on the streets of New York City is another example of the evolution of prevailing attitudes towards food.

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