To some, the food carts littering the sidewalks of New York City are nothing more than street meat. To others, they represent a gastronomic paradise. These two faces of street vending have been side-by-side since the first entrepreneur thought to peddle his food on the city’s streets centuries ago. But in the midst of the city’s long street food history, halal carts are relative newcomers to the scene. Learn more on how “halal” is becoming something more specific and entirely native to NYC and how it food has played a role in normalising relations between ethnicities.
Street Meat: The Rise of NYC’s Halal Cart Culture
18 July 2015 by Tove Danovich