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Food Truck Fever: Where to Eat in NYC

July 8, 2016
Written by: Yasha Wallin

Food truck fever is here to stay! The popularity of NYC street food began decades ago with the now infamous pretzel and hot dog vendors seen on seemingly every corner. Then in the 90s came The Halal Guys food truck, who always have a block-long line waiting in Midtown for their gyros, chicken platters, and more. What followed has been a food truck phenomenon with everyone from ice cream sandwich makers and ramen burger vendors getting in on the action. The good news is that summer is the best time to enjoy a street food feast, so you can sit outside and enjoy the full urban dining experience. Get a healthy appetite ready, here are the five best food trucks in New York to hit up this summer:

If their countless awards, appearances on Sesame Street and The Great Food Truck Race weren’t enough to convince you of their epicness, try their bacon kimchi fried rice, burritos with bulgogi (grilled beef), or kimchi salad bowls and you’ll be hooked.


This unique truck not only took home the 2015 Vendy Awards for their “farm-to-truck” sandwiches and sides, they’re also an incredibly impactful non-profit, giving work to young people returning from jail so they can obtain employment and educational opportunities.


We’ve talked about how much we love Coolhaus’s wild and wonderful ice cream concept before. Their ever-expanding fleet of trucks are famous for countless reasons, with flavors like avocado sea salt, blueberry sweetcorn and buttered french toast, topping the list.


Tacos Morales
No food truck roundup would be complete without an excellent taco option. Enter Tacos Morales, a 24-hour Mexican extravaganza serving up some of the most authentic tacos and guacamole on this side of the border.

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Wafels and Dinges
If you’re not sure where this popular Belgian food truck has parked for the day, just follow your nose. It will lead you to the sweet smell of piping hot waffles made even more mouthwatering with your choice of toppings (aka “dinges”).