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Jun 18, 2012 11:46 AM

Need suggestions for good food carts (not trucks)

I'm proposing an event to my employer involving food carts or stands (not trucks). We have an area where we might be able to get a small wheeled cart (or bicycle) down a few stairs, but it wouldn't be accessible to anything larger. I've started a list of potential participants, but am looking for more suggestions....

The Chai Cart
Let's Be Frank (hot dogs)
Magic Curry Kart
The Tamale Lady
Banh Mai (banh mi sandwiches)
Pica Pica Kitchen (Mexican/Caribbean)

Anyone delivering food by bike would also work, if they could bring a large enough supply to sell to a crowd. Items should be eatable on the spot, and not require further prep on the part of the buyer.

Thanks for any ideas.

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  1. Most of the carts I see are for sweets.

    I would recommend the creme brulee cart that sells most months at the Alameda Point Antique Market. The also have canolli with really good filling. Not to be confused with the creme brulee truck which is set up near Market and Castro.

    Then there are the ubiquitous Mexican paleta carts and the Pop Nation vegan paleta cart.

    One stand that I liked recently is Taste of Europe. They serve a crispy pork schnitzel and potato salad with a lot of green onions. They sell at the 2 Alameda flea markets.

      1. re: Ruth Lafler

        Si, claro. I see a gentleman pushing a cart all over Berkeley, even on my residential W Berkeley street. There are usually one or the other or both out at Alameda Point..

      2. I have never been able to look at food carts the same way after reading 'The Confederacy of Dunces'.