Many of our habits and institutions are bolstered by the fact that we can get simple, inexpensive food on the street, on the way to shopping, work, and friends.


Concentrate food stands where cars and paths meet—either portable stands or small huts, or built into the fronts of buildings, half-open to the street.

… throughout the neighborhood there are natural public gathering places - Activity Nodes (30), Road Crossing (54), Raised Walk (55), Small Public Squares (61), Bus Stop (92). All draw their life, to some extent, from the food stands, the hawkers, and the vendors who fill the street with the smell of food.

Treat these food stands as Activity Pockets (124) when they are part of a square; Use canvas roofs to make a simple shelter over them - Canvas Roofs (244) ; and keep them in line with the precepts of Individually Owned Shops (87): the best food always comes from people who are in business for themselves, who buy the raw food, and prepare it in their own style …

Reference for full-text of Pattern: p. 454medium-confidence