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Street Carts Near Yale?

Jim Leff May 18, 2007 04:38 PM

I was on a radio show today where a caller-in said there was usually an amazing variety of great street carts near the green (the yard?) at Yale. Can anyone pin down the wheres and whens a bit more, and confirm that this is good stuff?


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    chefstu RE: Jim Leff May 18, 2007 07:40 PM

    Usually the most are on York St. at Yale New Haven Hospital, daily during the lunch hour. 11am -2pm. I've seen a few around the Green, mostly hot dogs, ect.

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      Jim Leff RE: chefstu May 18, 2007 09:04 PM

      thanks. the caller promised a wonderland of Mexican and other far-flung stuff...you've not spotted anything like that?

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        chefstu RE: Jim Leff May 19, 2007 05:21 AM

        Those are the carts at the Hospital location.

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      jimbo1 RE: Jim Leff May 19, 2007 04:04 AM

      Roomba has a cart that is usually on York St across from Au Bon Pain. Burritos about $5.00. There's always a line.

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        ElizabethHenton RE: jimbo1 May 19, 2007 06:39 AM

        The hospital carts provide all kinds of fare. Gyros (Shaved lamb, chicken & beef), some tasty footlongs w/ all the fixings, kebobs, etc... there's even a pretty good salad cart.

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          shoogirl49 RE: ElizabethHenton May 19, 2007 08:28 AM

          On any given weekday afternoon, between about 11:00am until 2:00pm, there are no fewer than 20 carts, providing cheap food from local restaurants. Beyond the above mentioned, you can also find: lots of Chinese (of note is the in/famous "No Oily, No Greasy" cart), lots of Thai, Mexican, Indian, Korean, quasi-Italian, sushi, Vietnamese, and a spattering of others that come and go (I recently saw a car from Cafe Goodfellas). It can be an overwhelming sight upon your first visit.

      2. tripster RE: Jim Leff May 19, 2007 08:33 AM

        Though undoubtedly the caller was referring to the Med school cart city, it's worth mentioning that there are always a few carts by SOM as well. Corner of Sachem and Prospect. Not as wide a variety as the Med school ones, but closer, for those of us who work that way.

        It's also worth pointing out that one of the carts that had a great rep now has a jernt open in Hamden, up Dixwell from New Haven. Pho Hy Cali (give or take a few diacritical marks) is really nice Vietnamese, IMO. -- http://www.chowhound.com/topics/334265

        And no, ain't nothing around the Green except for hot dogs.

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