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Street food tends to be polarizing: People are either obsessed with grabbing lunch from a cart — and swear you just can't get anything like it at a brick-and-mortar spot — or they write off street eats completely.
In New York, though, street food has been a longtime staple, and the array of on-the-go culinary treats is always growing. Even some of our cult-favorite eateries are getting in on the mobile menu game. From ubiquitous dirty-water dogs and soft pretzels, to upscale artisanal grilled cheese trucks, it's hard to walk a block without catching a whiff of something delicious. And, sometimes the only thing better than eating an unreal meal is Instagramming it for the world to envy.
Ready to see what you could be having for lunch? We've assembled drool-worthy shots of the city's best quick (and cheap!) eats for you to choose from. Grab your itinerary and get 'gramming.