Pardon Me for Asking first noted a food truck parked on Carroll Gardens’ “Restaurant Row” in September. Now, on November 2nd, PMFA reports seeing a second truck, this time the “NYC Loves Street Coffee” truck lurking about around Carroll Park.
Reader responses to the September report were generally positive, with several readers saying they had tried the food and indicated was “good, nothing amazing” to “wonderful.”
One reader points out that these trucks, which are so common to Manhattan streets, are actually “garaged in Cobble Hill,” and its surprising they had not turned up in the area sooner.
Others note the general increase in these trucks all around Brooklyn, and considering how expensive rent is, one has to wonder: trucks make a hell of a lot of sense don’t they?
They can move locations depending on the hour, try out one street for a week and relocate if business isn’t good, change neighborhoods, even change states (theoretically).
Can restaurants compete?
Restaurants of course offer a very different experience, an actual dining experience as a matter of fact, and so maybe there isn’t as much competition between the two vendors as we might initially think.
But still, we wonder if these trucks are the future of restaurant row.