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Mama Jo is NYC’s Official Grandmother of Breakfast – Street Food Icons

Mama Jo has been serving breakfast staples like bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches and omelets and traditional Greek pastries, such as spanakopita and baklava, from her food truck in Midtown Manhattan for over 35 years. She claims to be NYC’s oldest street food vendor and isn’t planning on retiring her legendary food cart any time soon. Mama Jo’s breakfast menu is longer than some dine-in restaurants’ menus, and it’s all done without sacrificing quality. She gets her ingredients fresh every morning in Astoria, Queens, serves food with a smile, and…

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The Dollar Tamale Queen of New York – Street Food Icons

Evelia Coyotzi has been selling dollar tamales in Corona, Queens since 2001. Her team starts every day around 9 PM, cooking through the night, so that by 4 AM, they’re outside the Junction Boulevard subway stop selling her tamales. Originally from Tlaxcala, Mexico, Evelia makes a large variety of tamales, like tamales con rajas, mole, pollo verde, Oaxacan tamales and more, which she sells for $1-2 apiece out of a pushcart. Subscribe to Munchies here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-MUNCHIES All Munchies videos release a full week early on our site: https://video.vice.com/en_us/channel/munchies Check out…

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Meyhem Lauren’s Recipe for Shrimp and Grits

This recipe is secret. This recipe was obtained under the cover of night. This recipe is from Florida. Meyhem is never finished with shrimp, and the people know it, so one person sought him out and made this shrimp and grits recipe for him in Florida. Allegedly, it was one of the Brooks Brothers. Learn how to make the perfect grits (love and patience is key). Learn how to mix cheese with seafood (it can be done). Learn how to tan your shrimp. Check out the recipe here: https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/j57gpb/easy-shrimp-and-grits-recipe Subscribe…

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The King of Falafel – Street Food Icons

King of Falafel & Shawarma has been serving mouthwatering Middle Eastern cuisine on the streets of Astoria for the last 17 years. The falafel recipe, with its unique oval shape, is a guarded secret of owner Freddy Zeideia, who mastered it with techniques he learned while growing up in Palestine. After being dissatisfied with the falafel and shawarma offerings in New York, Freddy took matters into his own hands by starting King of Falafel & Shawarma in 2002. Since then, his enterprise has grown, with a truck in Astoria, a…

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