NYC Food Trucks:
Low-Cost Gourmet Treats

NYC food trucks sell a lot more than hot dogs these days. Great food is not only found in restaurants anymore! Actually, you don’t have to travel any further than the curb to buy first-rate gourmet food; expect to find everything from cupcakes to steak. Yes, the street vendor explosion is here…and because it has to do with high quality food--I couldn’t be happier. It's a virtual caravan of food!

Enjoying the fruits of these vendors is another great way to sample New York City’s finest food—-at very low prices. You won't believe the top notch food that you'll find. How about crème brulee, prepared by a former Le Cirque pastry chef? It's absolutely true.

So, go ahead. Plan to sample at least one or two of these great treats in the very near future. Be sure to check your favorite food trucks website to confirm their daily location as it can change and some food trucks are seasonal. Bon appétit!



These 3 California brothers won the 2008 Vendy Awards for their carne asada tacos, chipotle pulled pork, and other Mexican-inspired food. They were even featured on Martha Stewart's television show!
WHERE: Flatiron Area: 1030 Broadway, Manhattan
Soho: Prince and Wooster Streets, Manhattan,
Lower East Side: 153 Rivington Street, Manhattan
Three Brooklyn Locations
Check their website for times or call 718-488-8226 for more information or check their websites.
WEBSITES: Twitter@CalexicoCart;

After a successful presence in Los Angeles, is now available in NYC! Enjoy all-natural ice cream in gourmet cookie wrappers. Flavors range from basic chocolate and vanilla to Strawberry Jalapeno, and Brown Butter w/ Candied Bacon. Cookies are as varied too including double chocolate with sea salt to oatmeal raisin to Vegan chocolate chip dried cherry.
WHERE:53rd Street and Park Avenue; Union Square in front of Trader Joes; and at 20th Street and 5th Avenue. Check their website for updates.

Look for GO Burger’s white, red and brown truck at major street fairs beginning mid-April and throughout the summer. Who are they? It’s BLT restaurant’s "restaurant on wheels." You’ll enjoy 100% Certified Black Angus beef burgers (a combination of sirloin, short rib, chuck and brisket), cheese burgers, superior hot dogs (100% American Kobe Beef, smoked using authentic hardwoods combined with signature blends of spices), fries, salads, sweets, shakes and more.
WHERE: Call 646-479-6026

Enjoy a Montana ranch, complete with blue skies and breathtaking mountains when you visit this truck! This is the scene that is depicted on its attractive food trucks. You’ll find black Angus grass-fed beef burgers topped with caramelized onions, and if you like, cheese. I’m drooling just thinking about it.
WHERE: Various midtown locations

Although the truck isn’t fancy, the quality of its products more than makes up for it. Interestingly enough, Doug Quint, the truck owner, is an accomplished bassoonist. The ice cream and premium toppings are absolutely delicious. The most popular cone is vanilla ice cream with dulce de leche and crushed Nilla wafers. Named "Best Street Food" in The Village Voice Best of 2009 issue, not an easy award to win. This truck is seasonal.
WHERE: Check their website

Operating 7 days a week, the Milk Truck serves up a wide variety of delicious grilled cheese including the Milk Truck Classic which is made with aged Wisconsin Gruyere, cultured butter on Balthazar Levain pullman bread with add on of caramelized onions and sauteed mushrooms and bacon. OMG! They also serve some mac and cheese and salads.
WHERE: Check their website

Neapolitan Express highest quality, all-organic ingredients TO churn out gourmet pizzas from their truck. You can watch pizzas being made through the glass sides of their truck.
WHERE: Check their website

From Monday through Fridays, enjoy New York City's first authentic Philly cheesesteak truck!
WHERE: Check their website

I included this truck because they make and sell pizza for just $1 a slice! As their slogan goes, "Why pay more?" The Pizza Truck, now owned and operator by someone new, also offers several types of pizza including round and square, calzone, and peanut butter and jelly pie.
WHERE: Check website

John Paul Perrone sells rice balls, or arancini di riso in Italian, a wonderful Sicilian specialty that he learned to prepare from his grandmother. These golden orbs, stuffed with meatballs, three cheeses, or spinach and cheese, are creamy in the middle, crispy on the outside. (These are a real specialty in Italy. Many use left over Risotto with which to prepare them.) You can also purchase other Italian food including baked ziti, pizza, and meatball, chicken and eggplant parmesan heroes. Rice balls from $2.50. Call ahead to 917-880-1432 and place your order for pick-up and receive a discount.
WHERE: Check their website for locations.

Delicious steamed dumplings with varied dipping sauces. How about chicken and Thai basil dumplings with a peanut dipping sauce? Or, shrimp dumplings with creamy wasabi dipping sauce? Or, pork dumplings with soy sesame dipping sauce? They even have awesome dessert dumplings!
WHERE: Call 212-796-6090, extension 4102, or check their websites for their many locations.

Fabulous chicken, pork, cod, and veal cutlets; raved about Schnitz Burger, bratwurst, great side dishes and much, much more!
WHERE: Check their website for locations.

Nostaligic, homemade treats like Rice Krispie bars, brownies, and a wonderful array of cookiesl From just $1.00!
WHERE: Call 212-691-5226 for daily locations.

You’ll taste extraordinary ice cream made with fresh, hormone-free ingredients with absolutely no preservatives, stabilizers, or unnatural emulsifiers. Vanilla ice cream is made with organic beans aged in vodka. Need I say more?
WHERE: Lots of locations throughout the city. Check out their website for the one closest to you.

Look for a bright yellow truck that offers two types of YUMMY Belgian waffles. Waffles are made to order and you can select your dinges (toppings in "Belgian Slang")such as chocolate, Nutella, fresh bananas or strawberries, whipped dream and more. Heaven.
WHERE: Various locations in Manhattan and Park Slope, Brooklyn, Call 866-429-7329 for information or log on to their website.

As you can see, NYC food Trucks provide a wide variety of gourmet food from which to choose! Try one soon!

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