Street Food, Spatial Struggles, and Citizenship

By Noah Allison

Figure 1: Unlicensed street food vendors on 82nd Street near Roosevelt Avenue in Elmhurst. Photograph taken by author in May 2017.


The piece below is a synthesized snapshot from a dissertation chapter. It is important for readers to know that this text describes situations prior to the onslaught of the current viral crisis. During the first few weeks of the pandemic, few places suffered as much as…




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