7. Moon Man

Photograph courtesy of Moon Man

Cousins Nigel Sielegar and Wenny Purnomo, the founders of Moon Man, grew up in Indonesia where street food was an essential part of their childhoods: “The image of street vendors turning simple ingredients into humble culinary masterpieces was and still is, magical for us,” they write on the Moon Man Facebook page.

In order to bring a bit of that nostalgia to New York City, Sielegar, an award-winning designer, and Purnomo, the food expertise, joined forces to bring the Moon Man project to life. It now serves ridiculously delicious coconut pancakes (kue pancong), providing a taste of Indonesia right here in the city.