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Why the Growing Movement to Legalize Food Carts in Los Angeles is so Important

Lara Rabinovitch

Do you eat street food? I mean food served literally on the street--from shopping carts, bicycles, or makeshift stands--not just from bougie food trucks with wraparound graphics. There's a growing movement in Los Angeles to legalize sidewalk vending and this slideshow and article gives a sense of how pervasive bacon wrapped hot dogs, squash blossom pupusas, and other street foods are to a multi-ethnic city like Los Angeles. What's your favorite street food?

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  • Hillary Newman

    Street food and street vending carts are an esential part of LA's food culture. Some of the best tacos I've eaten have come from the streets of LA.

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I never enjoyed fruit that much until I tried it from a cart with lime and chili pepper. It's the best.