Grabbing a Bite on the Run, the Walk, and the Sit

eating hot dogs in the parkWhen my elder brother came to New York from Los Angeles, he said he felt hungry all the time here and asked me if New Yorkers ever stopped eating and of course I had to admit that we didn’t. .But I have noticed recently that our tendency to eat in between restaurants has increased, even beyond the normal pretzel.

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or ice cream

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Why, I ask myself?

Is it because now we have more food carts on the street and can sample many kinds of different stuff easily? yes.

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Or the proliferation of food trucks carrying unexpected foods?  certainly

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Or food trucks for our pets? always


Or because New Yorkers are always in a rush? also true

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Is it because restaurants have gotten more expensive? after all, on the street, you have many choices for $1.

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But I think it’s more than that–it’s the New Yorker’s need to get to the next thing without wasting time. Of course, there is always your cell phone or ipod, but really, you can always eat, too.

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Of course, pizza, is perfect for eating outside.


Some folks, however, still prefer to chow down with their hometown favorites.

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