Food Vendors Make Their Trucks Their Beds; German Bakers Replaced by Robots

It doesn't have to be Halloween for you to try black foods, such as Chinese black rice, black garlic, Black Nile barley, and beluga lentils. The dark color means more antioxidants. [Wall Street Journal]

Food vendors have been caught sleeping in their trucks overnight. But they claim they're just guarding them from food and parking-space thieves. [NY Post]

New York chefs on their favorite iconic foods in the city: For Andrew Carmellini it's a bagel from Russ & Daughters; for Anita Lo it's rice and beans from La Rosita. [ABC News]

Evan Strusinski forages for rare, local ingredients for restaurants like Momofuku Ssäm Bar and Vandaag. [Wall Street Journal]

Emails have been uncovered that bring to light the scientific validity of subway ad claims that a soda a day "can make you 10 pounds fatter a year." [NY Times]

Halloween is over, but, in case you missed it, a list of candy shops around the city, including Sweet Life, Economy Candy, and Dylan's Candy Bar. [NY Times]

Also, candy dishes from around town: caramel apples at Craft, deep-fried candy bars at Ditch Plain, and chocolate and sour cream Ho Ho with Red Hot filling at Flex Mussels. [NY Post]

German bakers are up in arms over new automated vending machines that pop out freshly baked goods in supermarkets. [Wall Street Journal]

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