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The Fried Kitchen

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Discover chicken and waffle with a twist - make it TWO twists! First, we turned it into a sandwich, easy to eat on-the-go. Second, we created our famous Fully Loaded Potato Waffle: a waffle made with mash potatoes, bacon, cheddar cheese and scallions, no waffle batter in it at all! And there's more...

The Fried Kitchen

Other sandwich offerings include the crisp and light chicken club, and a classic chicken and waffle made out of Belgium waffle batter. Wash it down with a cup of our fresh lemonade and the delicious, portable meal is made.

Q: How and when did you get started with vending?

A:I started working in Mozz Shop, then Schnitz NYC in Smorgasburg 2012. I became my own vendor May 2017.

Q: What did you do before OR what else do you do, work wise?

A: Line cook in bars throughout the city. My partner is a chef.

Q: What is your most memorable vending moment?

A: The first time we saw that food bloggers had written about us. We were new to the market, so it was a great feeling to read their positive reviews.

Q: Do you have a favorite food vendor?

A: At the Grand Bazaar my favorite vendor is the Risotto Ball stand. Risotto balls are a tasty, light dish that just fun to eat.

Q: What was your best sale?

A: A couple from Yonkers came all the way from Chinatown to try the food and check out the market. After ordering two sandwiches they came back to talk and hang out for a bit. Through their energy and and overall good review, people just walking by noticed and came over. The couple called a friend and ordered two more sandwiches to take back home. To all customers that order three or more sandwiches we give either discounts or free drinks.

Q: Why are you so passionate about markets?

A: I have a passion for this because I love to cook, but cooking for a boss just isn’t enough. I want to cook for myself and build towards my own bar or place. I feel we have the talent to create a pretty solid place where everyone can enjoy a great experience. My partner has been a chef for over 25 years and I’ve spent most my work life in kitchens. So now we’re introducing people to our wonderful food while building to get the brick and mortar.

Q: When you were a kid what did you want to be, and why?

A: I wanted to be an archaeologist. I was fascinated by the idea of finding fossils. As I became a teenager and young adult I wanted to be a fashion designer but I was always skilled at cooking.

Q: When someone comes to your booth what should they ask you?

A: “What’s that?” We are the only people I’ve ever seen with a loaded baked potato waffle – it’s extremely hard to replicate and always catches people’s attention.

Q: Do you have any secret talents?

A: The chef is quite the handyman. He could literally build a house from the ground up then cook some of the most amazing food ever.

Q: What guilty pleasure to you have?

A: I listen to Taylor Swift on occasion.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do in NYC, and why?

A: Put comfortable sneakers on and walk around lower Manhattan shopping. SoHo and LES have some of my favorite stores and in good weather it is a really nice walk around, seeing cool restaurants, fashionable people and small retail stores with cool items.

 

 

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