|It's all vegan. Note the hand written sign, "Save the Liberty Street Vendors."|
|5 bucks for 4 items? How could you go wrong?|
I just wanted a taste so I ordered a veggie burger. It's made of lentils and brown rice primarily and is home made. I was just going to get the burger naked to taste it but broke down when asked about putting other things of deliciousness into the pita, including hot sauce. (Sucker!)
|One of the more colorful sandwiches I've had. The sliver of burger is to the right.|
Now here's the kicker. Of course it's the vegan guy (and a few others to be fair), getting shafted. Apparently Brown Brothers Harriman, a privately held financial services firm offering a range on international investment and banking services, has nothing else to do to help wealthy people make more money or manage what they have. They are trying to get the group of vendors off "their" sidewalk, according to the guys in the food cart and the petition. BBH is saying that they own the sidewalk. Really? Nothing better to do BBH? (It might not be them. It might be the building management. If you do nothing to help then you're part of the problem either way BBH, and it's YOUR name on the building!)
On a plaque in the plaza honoring Helmsley, a NY real estate mogul, there was something about how he helped to build the fiber of New York City. Well, in my humble opinion, street vendors are a part of the fabric. They cater to the working man who can't afford $100 lunches. Leave them alone. Here's a link where you can find more information and help.
I hope you try Little Lads. At $5.00 for a self-service buffet ($5.42 w/tax- it comes with one large plate and one bowl) it is a vegan bargain.
I used to pass this cart every morning, but never tried it!! I should have made more effort and walked over for lunch. I hope they get to stay.
Little Lads was excellent for the most part. Review coming up! Absolutely would eat there more if I worked downtown!
Jenn, the cart is still there so all is not lost. You can make a special journey just to buy one of those burgers. Or click on the link and sign the petition
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