From the NY Post:
Food vendors looking to guard their spots and avoid pricey storage fees have taken to sleeping inside their carts, with workers snoring where grilled lamb is later cooked for unsuspecting patrons.
"That's crazy!" exclaimed Jennifer Suarez, 36, an Astoria street-food devotee. "You shouldn't sleep where you serve food."
The city Department of Health requires that food vendors clear the streets after closing, then go to a commissary where the carts are washed and stored. But The Post found food wagons loitering on trendy streets around SoHo and Union Square at all hours of the night:
* At least four carts were spotted empty and abandoned, blocking the sidewalks for no apparent reason.
* A worker hiding in a gray hoodie was conked out next to the hot-dog buns and napkins in a halal food cart at West Broadway and Broome Street, directly between Cipriani Downtown and a Ralph Lauren store.
* On the same block, a dozing, cherub-faced worker was on full display in the "Little Cupcake Lover" wagon at Broadway and Houston. Once sleepy time ended, the bustling cart sold trays of dainty red-velvet and Nutella-mint cupcakes.