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Venezuelan food carts pop up around Manhattan


Areppas Food Carts

The Venezuelan cafe near Sutton Place specializing in that country’s corn cakes, called areppas, has sprouted three food carts. They’re named for the restaurant at 954 Third Avenue (57th Street), which spells the specialty with a double “p.” The carts offer four kinds of areppas, with meat or vegetable fillings. Celestino Diaz, one of the owners, donates a portion of each sale to help feed hungry children in Venezuela and elsewhere in Latin America.