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New Street Food Tour Set to Launch in Midtown

By DNAinfo Staff on April 16, 2011 3:52pm

The tour will introduce tourists to Midtown's best street carts.
The tour will introduce tourists to Midtown's best street carts.
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By Jill Colvin

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MIDTOWN — Street food has become such a big deal in Midtown that there's even competition over its tours.

New York Street Food blogger Perry Resnick is set to launch a new walking tour this summer that will sample five to six of Midtown's best food vendors ranging from waffles to Indian to Jamaican cuisine.

Another company, Urban Oyster, has been running a similar tour of food carts in the nieghborhood for the past year.

"There's a street vendors on almost every street corner in Midtown. And some aren't so great, but some are really great," said Resnick, a die-hard street food fan, who says he's eaten street food for lunch every day since Jan. 4, 2010.

He said he hopes to share the best street food secrets gleaned from years of eating as well as change the minds of some who may not be fans.

"I want to give them an authentic New York experience," he said. "Some people are afraid of street food. They think they're going to get sick and that they're going to be stuck in the bathroom all night.

I hope people will see it's not scary," he said.

Resnick hasn't finalized the list of stops, but said he's been in conversation with eight to 10 different vendors along Sixth and Seventh avenues including the Biryani Cart, El Rey del Sabor, Kabab Express and Kwik Meal, and hopes to end the tour with sweet waffles from Wafels and Dinges.

The tour, which is set to launch this summer, will set eaters back $40, and is being offered every Friday at 2:30 p.m. from late May through early September.

Tickets can be purchased here.

The tour will
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Tickets for Urban Oyster's tour, which runs Fridays through the end of April and Tues., Thurs. and Fri. beginning in May, can also be purchased here.