There’s no question that food trucks are one of the hottest eating trends of the year. New Yorkers have whole-heartedly embraced the mobile food movement. Here’s a look at the city’s must-try food trucks.
Mexicue (Twitter: @mexicue)
The Mexicue truck is a relative newcomer to the scene, but the truck has made quite a splash with an interesting menu that combines the flavors of Mexican and barbeque. Be sure to try the Smoked Short Ribs taco, a combination of oak smoked short ribs, salsa verde, aged white chedder and salsa fresca. The wait here can be up to 45 minutes during lunch, so go at off-peak hours to avoid the line.
Eddie’s Pizza (Twitter: @EddiesPizzaNY)
Eddie’s Pizza serves up delicious, thin crust pizza. The truck even offers a whole wheat option for the health-conscious pizza eater. One of the excellent features of Eddie’s is that you can call ahead to place your order. If you are placing a special order or ordering an entire pie, it’s a great idea to call ahead to avoid a long wait at the truck.
The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck (Twitter: @biggayicecream)
Ever wanted to try vanilla ice cream with pumpkin butter, crushed graham crackers, whipped cream and craisins? Bet you do now. The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, run by friendly entrepreneur Douglas Quint, serves up incredibly unique ice cream combinations. Specials change daily to keep customers coming back for more.
The Schnitzel Truck (Twitter: @schnitzeltruck)
Schnitzel is not known for being a particularly portable food item, but the food whizzes at the Schnitzel Truck have portable schnitzel down to a science. The truck offers lightly breaded cutlets of chicken, pork and cod served on a sandwich or as a platter. Try the Yukon gold fries and the sauerkraut sides.
Wafels and Dinges (Twitter: @waffletruck)
Wafels and dinges is the go-to Belgian food truck, serving up both savory and sweet waffles. Choose from a variety of tasty waffle toppings such as nutella, strawberries and whipped cream, or try a new twist with a pulled pork waffle. This truck was put to the ultimate test on Bobby Flay’s “Throwdown,” and it came out victorious. The key ingredient in Wafel’s win was spekulous, a gingerbread-flavored spread that is unique to this food truck and is absolutely delicious on waffles.
Want to try these food trucks? Follow the trucks on Twitter to find out the latest locations. Taking the time to track down the trucks pays off handsomely in the form of fresh, delicious and portable food.