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Gourmet Says Philly Street Food Is ‘Black Sheep Among the Gazelles’

It’s “Street-Food Week” at Gourmet magazine and writer John T. Edge has called out Philly’s street food scene, saying he “fell hard” for the city while researching an upcoming book on food trucks. Edge says of Philly’s mobile eats:

If Los Angeles is the citadel of the postmodern American truck food phenomenon, where every vendor gets 15 minutes of Twittered fame, and New York City is where street food adopts the public relations budgets and marketing tropes of restaurant service, then Philadelphia is the black sheep among the gazelles, the bruiser of a city where honest vendors work quilted metal carts and battered trucks, dishing the fuel of workaday life.

Um, thanks? Check the article to see which of local food carts made Edge’s list of worthies.

Eight Great Street-Food Vendors in Philadelphia [Gourmet]

Gourmet Says Philly Street Food Is ‘Black Sheep Among the Gazelles’