February 10, 2012

Food carts

Hitting the obscure stuff now -- nice article on the history of food carts in New York City as well as the company that has been building them since 1898. From Edible Geography:
Food Cart Factory
The oldest bike manufacturer in the U.S., Worksman Cycles, also happens to be the home of two American food vending icons: the Good Humor ice cream tricycle and the New York City hot dog cart. What�s more, if you live in New York city, chances are that your last delivery pizza or egg roll traveled to your door in the front basket of a Worksman bike, and if, instead, you live in the Connecticut suburbs, you may well have enjoyed a cold Bud purchased from a Worksman-made drinks trolley during your evening Metro-North commute.
Fun article and some great photos of the carts then and now. It would be fun to have one of the trikes for commuting around my little mountain hamlet. I spend a lot of time in the same ten mile circle. Posted by DaveH at February 10, 2012 10:09 PM
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