Street Food, Now With Table Service

Blogger and landscape architect Lisa Town gathers a few D.I.Y. tables and chairs designed for creating instant public seating space for street food, including a hydrant tabletop.

Town writes, "I am always eating on the go and often I don't really feel like searching for that spot to actually eat my food. In fact, I will never forget a particular time in a big city where I grabbed lunch at the best take out joint only to find nowhere for many, many blocks where I could literally just set my carton on something long enough to scoop out the contents. I think I ended up settling for a chest height window sill in some slightly inhabited alley. I wondered then how much of the working population just ate at their desks, not because they wanted to but because they had little choice."

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More benches and bars

One solution is the addition of benches to sidewalks. A borough here recently worked with its merchants to have them voluntarily place a bench in front of their store to offer a place for people to sit while shopping. There is often plenty of space against buildings to locate benches.

Perhaps the vendors could also have bar type ledges erected around the periphery of their cart for people to place their meals on while eating.

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