Food to Eat Hosts a Downtown Relief Food Crawl

Our friends at Food to Eat, an online ordering service for food carts and trucks, have been very involved with both street vendors and restaurants – from both a business standpoint and as advocates. This weekend they’re helping out many restaurants who suffered losses and damages from Hurricane Sandy.

Their Downtown Relief Food Crawl will take place this Saturday, November 17 from 12pm to 4pm. Participants can purchase tickets online here or at a registration location on Saturday. Food crawlers will receive a map of the participating venues, including East Village favorites like Maharlika, Prohibition Cupcakes, and Cafecito, where they can sample one of their specialty food or drink items. After many hours of eating and drinking, an after party with entertainment will commence at Kafana from 3-4. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the venues to help them with their business recoveries. For more information on this delicious and worthwhile event, check out their Eventbrite page.

Relief worker ordering at Adel's #1 Halal in the Financial District
Relief worker ordering at Adel’s #1 Halal in the Financial District

And to further help the businesses downtown struggling, we encourage you to visit (or use Food to Eat to order from) any of the food carts or trucks downtown. They had been out of work for a few weeks now and continue to be hit with a 60% drop off from their usual business, while power remains out in some locations and flooding prevents many offices from re-opening for a few more weeks.


Since 2010, the team at Turnstile Tours has worked with some of New York York City’s best street vendors to offer our Food Cart Tours – in Manhattan’s Financial District every Wednesday at 12pm, and Midtown every Friday at 2pm. All tours are offered in support of the Street Vendor Project.