On a breezy afternoon the line begins to form.
They appear seemingly from nowhere, queuing up around a small cart on an Old Havana street.
This is one of the great rituals of street life in Cuba’s capital: the churro cart.
The famous, aboriginally Spanish dessert, somewhere halfway between a doughnut and a french fry, is ubiquitous in the old town.
You can watch the twisty pastry as its made, from its curlicued dough to the finished, deep-fried product, before it arrives in your hand, a short respite before it is oh-so-quickly consumed.
While no churro’s life is long (it is far too delicious for any other fate), it’s a portable treat, perfect for walking the city’s cobblestoned streets.
And it’s a sine qua non on any trip to Havana.
— Cuba Journal