mexican vendor eats

Mexican, it is…

through our eyes

Walking around Phoenix, it’s not rare to run into vendors or street peddlers. They generally push carts selling street food, chips, and other trinkets. Here are some of my favorite Mexican vendor eats:

Elote (Mexican Street Corn)
Elote is cooked corn that can either be served on the cob or in a cup. I prefer the cup. Either way, the kernals are slathered with mayonnaise, chili (powdered and/or liquid), powdered cotija cheese, and a squeeze of lime.

mexsvendors1Boli (Ice Pop)
Bolis are like homemade Popsicles. They are usually fruit-based and frozen in small plastic bags. To eat, you rip a corner off of the plastic baggie and suck the frozen juice or smoothie-like concoction out. My favorite is strawberry.

mexsvendors2Cuero (Pig Skin)
This snack starts off with a bag of Doritos chips that is cut upon sideways. Then the vendor adds elote (corn), lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cuero (skin), chili, cotija…

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