The carts add a pop of tropic colors to gray street corners, even if their umbrellas are covered with ads. And we like to think of each cart as a little reminder to all of us to eat our fruits and veg.
But we want to know: do our fellow city-dwellers eat the offerings from these carts or do you consider this fruit forbidden? Do any of you have a favorite fruit cart?
Why we hesitate: The stuff they sell usually isn't organic or local and has been soaking in street-corner cab exhaust all day. Who knows how many people have touched the stuff. It isn't clear where this produce comes from. Some of it is always a little soft.
Why we dig in: It is easy and there's never a line of longer than one person. Buying fruit from an open-air cart from cart keeper weighing our bananas and mangoes on an old fashioned scale . . . until the cross town bus blasts by you can feel like you're living in a poem. These stands have the best deals on berries too as long as you can use them up the day you buy them.