Public Programs And Events

Street Food in NYC: Past and Present

Street Food in NYC: Past and Present

Starr Foundation Hall, Room UL102, University Center
General Public 

Street food has historically played a crucial role in the way New Yorkers produce, buy, and consume food. From carts bringing produce from nearby farms to immigrant vendors providing traditional foods to their community, and later to the city at large, food has always been present on the streets.

This panel explores the past and the present of street food, looking at culinary elements, culture, and the evolution of policy regulating the way New Yorkers were allowed to sell and access food in public spaces. Speakers include Anneke Geyzen, Hoover Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and visiting scholar at The New School; Dave Cook, photojournalist, and Fabio Parasecoli, Associate Professor and Director of Food Studies Initiatives at The New School. Moderated by Cathy Kaufman, professor, New School Food Studies Program and the Culinary Historians of New York. 

Sponsored by the Food Studies Program at The New School and the Culinary Historians of New York.

Admission: $25 CHNY Members | $22 CHNY Senior Members | $40 Non-Members and Guests | $10 Full-time students with ID  | Free for New School students, faculty, staff, and alumni with ID: RSVP with your information and New School email address directly to


Image: Used with permssion from the New York Public Library.

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