Street-Food Survival Guide: Five Smart Items to Pack for a Night of Grazing the Carts
|Baggu is a street-food lover's friend.|
5. A Twitter-enabled portable device is a life-saver for those times when you show up and there's only tumbleweeds where you expected cheesecake or curry. Our local vendors are pretty good about being where they say they'll be, but plans do sometimes change once out in the field and Twitter will often help guide you to the correct place.
4. An empty bag is helpful for carrying extras. When it comes to some of the more novel offerings out there -- like, say, the bacon potato chips -- we've often been tempted to buy an extra for a friend who isn't there to enjoy. We're partial to Baggu, which folds easily into a small square that you can slip into your other bag or pocket.
3. You'll never be unhappy packing a beverage; besides Urbanectar, The Chai Cart, occasional libations from Soul Cocina, or drinks served on trucks, there aren't a lot of vendors offering liquids out there
1. Digestive aids such as Tums and Gas-X -- while not a commentary on the quality of food being served -- can help brave the blend of many varieties of pavement cuisine on offer.