Hydrantables & Lunch Ledges Are Amazing New Achievements in Street Food Eating Technology
Those of us who love eating street food, but hate taking lunch back to our desks, have a common problem. Where should we eat? There are a number of indoor pavilions and outdoor seating areas scattered across Midtown, but sometimes I just wish there was a place right next to the carts to just saddle up and tuck in. Well thanks to Pratt Grad Student Ali Pulver, now there is. For her thesis she is developing a couple of tools to make it easier for us to eat on the street. And after testing out the “Lunch Ledge” and the “Hydrantable” last week, I’ve got to say these could represent the greatest advancements in street food technology since the invention of chicken and lamb over rice!
It’s not hard to just stand on the sidewalk and eat lunch if you just have one tray of food and a fork. But what about a drink? Or soup, which usually comes with bread. Add a drink to that and you’ve got big time issues. That’s where the lunch shelf comes in. The back is a heavy duty magnet, so you can attach it to any sign post and voila!
Instant place to put your drink. Or soup. Or whatever.
But that’s not all. What do you see here? A standard fire hydrant? Well, I see a perfect spot for two people to eat lunch… with a little help from the Hydrantable!
The lunch shelf and “hydrantable” aren’t available for purchase just yet, but Ali has set up a website where you can track her progress called Pop Up Lunch: NYC. And she’s hoping to get her ideas produced as soon as she is out of school in December.
If there is a pre-order list, sign me up!