Taking it to the street: Food vending during and after COVID-19

People shop at a fruit and vegetable stand in Kips Bay, New York City, on July 10, 2020. Noam Galai/Getty Images The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we eat. Because outdoor dining poses less risk of infection, many cities have changed their laws to accommodate public demand. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio estimates that closing 87 streets and allowing outdoor dining saved nearly 100,000 jobs. Chicago has offered restaurants a US$5,000 grant to weatherize outdoor dining for the winter. And San Mateo, California, is considering the once unthinkable: permanently removing some parking sp…

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