A food cart
is a mobile kitchen
that is set up on the street to facilitate the sale and marketing of street food
to people from the local pedestrian
traffic. Food carts are often found in large cities throughout the world and can be found selling food of just about any variety.
Food carts come in two basic styles. One allows the vendor to sit or stand inside and serve food through a window. Another uses all of the room inside the cart for storage and to house the cooking machinery, usually some type of grilling surface. The cart style is determined principally by the type of food served at the cart.
Food carts are different from food trucks
because they do not travel under their own power. Some food carts are towed by another vehicle, while some alternatively are pushed by a human.
Portland's food carts
In the United States, the city of Portland, Oregon
has recently experienced a boom in the number of food carts, trailers and stands, and currently has about 450 carts citywide.Portland has a proliferation of Food Carts and they seem to be growing in numbers and locations. Some might call them lunch wagons, taco trucks or even snack shacks, but whatever you call them, they are truly a phenomenon in Portland. Set up in parking lots, sidewalks, and even parks (sometimes in large groups and sometimes solo), one might nosh on a fresh tortilla Baja fish taco one day, a rib-sticking bowl... Read More