Saturday, January 2, 2010


Mobile snacks

Typically overdecorated yet cheerless roadside junk food trucks like this one commonly promise very very cold drinks and hot pizza, but traditionally carry exactly the opposite, and–however uninviting–the goods sell for exorbitant prices. Despite my best intentions, on hot summer days, when the Roman heat is unforgiving, I often fold and buy a bottle of very very lukewarm water.


  1. I have to admit I have caved in an visited places like this too. Here in Texas they are often much less decorated and dispense tacos, burritos, etc.

  2. Water, unlike sodas, is welcome at most any temperature. No shame beyond the nice subsidy you provide the vendor. Take that bottle back to your apartment and refill it, then put it in your bag for your next foray in the city.

    Happy New Year!

  3. I try not to eat food from anything on wheels.

  4. Lori E is right!
    I like your blog the way you post your photos and comments!!

    (Thanks for visiting mine).

  5. One doesn't really have a choice if there are no other vendors. Very colorfully decorated things.

    Wishing you and your family a new year full of love and peace.

  6. I wasn't ever able to buy a cool can of anything from these guys...

  7. I always want to try street foods, it's where it's at...And Coke is everywhere...thanks for the visit and Happy New Year!

  8. Really cool, colorful vendor! Good price, I have found some traditional family foods from vendors like these.

  9. I sort of like the way the Italian "roach coaches" look, but I'm sad to hear that they don't carry anything good. The ones here don't either.

  10. Thank you for taking the time to leave a word!

    Dan~ Yum, burritos, tacos... I'm craving them now!
    ChuckP~ that's EXACTLY what we do. Re-employ them as flasks...
    LoriE~ You are a very wise person.
    Blognote~ Thank you for stopping by!
    Hilda~ Thank you, to you too!!!
    VP~ Me neither... poo!
    AFV~ I know... globalization...
    Chuck~ nothing traditional or well priced here, sorry!
    Unknown Mami~ Roach coach! How superbly apt!!



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