The Sisters Behind Veracruz All Natural’s Breakfast Tacos in Austin

From a single food truck to its coming expansion to Los Angeles, Veracruz All Natural has won a huge following. Yet its owners are still striving to attract more Hispanic diners.

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He Stayed Afloat Selling $3 Tacos. Now He Faces $2,000 in Fines.

People who lost jobs in the pandemic began to peddle food and wares to survive, but New York City is starting to crack down on unlicensed vendors.

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New York City Is Reopening. But Some Aren’t Celebrating Yet.

After a year of cancellations and delays, some people are still cautious about planning large gatherings.

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The Benefits of Ordering Dinner From Instagram

As restaurants struggled last year, many chefs survived by selling food directly to customers, an age-old practice that is now shaping the future of hospitality.

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How Food Trucks Endured and Succeeded During the Pandemic

Embracing technology, scaling down costs and general flexibility have helped them through a difficult time.

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Forever Jerk Review: Setting a New Standard for Smoked Chicken and Pork

With locations in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, Forever Jerk sets a standard for chicken and pork smoked Jamaican-style.

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Food Is Not a Prop for Senator Jessica Ramos. It’s a Platform.

The New York State lawmaker has made a name by leading food causes, speaking up for street vendors, farm workers and the many restaurants in her Queens district.

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Receptions on Wheels: the Food Trucks Roll In

Some couples are mobilizing their wedding meals during the pandemic. Here are six trucks that will feed your wedding guests.

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17 Restaurants Where New Yorkers Can Make Up for Lost Time

Spring blossoms and vaccinations are bringing the city out of hibernation. Pete Wells shares his favorite places that opened while many of us were staying home.

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U.S. Readies Small-Business Grants as P.P.P. Nears End

New programs for restaurants and live-event businesses will soon start taking applications as the Paycheck Protection Program winds down.

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The Birria Boom Is Complicated, but Simply Delicious

With infinite variations, the regional Mexican stew is now a social-media star in Los Angeles and beyond.

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$20,000 for a Permit? New York May Finally Offer Vendors Some Relief

In an attempt to shut down a thriving black market, the City Council passed a bill that would increase the number of permits for street vendors.

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Before They Closed, Restaurants Opened Doors for Us

Ligaya Mishan counts the many ways she misses eating out, and the lessons it taught her about the world and its possibilities.

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How to Celebrate Halloween From Your Car

Drive-in horror film screenings and fright-night experiences are popping up around the country for a pandemic-safe holiday.

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The State Fair Is Canceled. Deep-Fried Oreos Are Not.

Food vendors and their devoted fans are going to great lengths, from drive-throughs to phone apps, to keep the corn dogs and chickens-on-a-stick flowing.

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The Met Is Reopening, and the ‘Hot Dog King’ Is Back

The rebound of the longtime vendor could be a bellwether for small-business owners in the city who rely on tourists and workers for sales.

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New York Police Will Stop Enforcing Street-Vendor Laws, but Questions Linger

Vendors, who feel harassed by officers and tickets, wonder what will replace the current system.

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