Group of FiDi Food Carts Cannot Catch a Break, Part 2

Food carts are not welcome here either.

You know what sucks? Going to eat at a specific cart and finding that they are nowhere to be found. It’s doubly frustrating because, unlike many food trucks, most don’t use Twitter to update their location mostly because they work to stay in the same place every day.

Now that my little rant is over, you’d probably like to know where all of the carts that were parked on Nassau St. between Liberty and Cedar went. As of late last week all but the smoothie cart were booted from their new spots, after previously being forced to move from Liberty & Broadway when an inanimate object (aka, a Citi Bike rack) moved into their spots. The good news? Many of the carts have found new spots or are scouting locations.

I contacted the Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center to see if they knew what had happened to the rest of the carts that included 99% Vegetarian, A-Pou’s Taste, Luckyim Thai and the new Cocina Mexicana. A tip of the hat to Lunch’er rwilenker who spotted Luckyim Thai at Hanover Square near Water St. late last week.

Stephanie Barreto, a vendor organizer from the Street Vendor Project, was kind enough to give us updates on where the carts are or are going to try to park. She says “the vendors have been scrambling around looking for new spots, which as you can imagine is no easy task.”

A-Pou’s Taste is looking to relocate to William St. between John and Maiden Lane, or take a spot on Liberty St. near where it intersects with Nassau. The 99% Vegetarian Cart is in front of 100 Wall St. while the smoothie cart is at Liberty & Nassau.

If you like these vendors, make sure and seek them out in their new spots so they don’t leave the Financial District. And if anyone spots the Cocina Mexicana cart, let us know where it is!



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