If you are planning a trip to New York City, you’ve probably already started to investigate tourist attractions and restaurants. While you’re researching the most affordable bus tour of Manhattan and Brooklyn, don’t forget about the other New York City culinary niche: food trucks.
While food trucks considered low-quality fast food in the culinary world, in recent years, they’ve become a cult classic in gastronomy. You won’t want to miss these New York City food trucks:
Food trucks don’t just offer burgers and fries. Trucks like Gorilla Cheese offer the ultimate in comfort food, including a selection of grilled cheese sandwiches like mom used to make– or even better. With gourmet variations on the classic, using asiago, brie, and different meats and sauces, Gorilla Cheese boasts that all their sandwiches are served on freshly baked bread from local bakeries. Pair your sandwich with a serving of creamy tomato soup for a blend of flavor that will take you right back to your childhood.
Nothing satisfies during a day of walking the Big Apple like a mouth-watering meal of Greek food. Souvlaki GR recently won the People’s Choice Award at the New York Food and Wine Festival. The meat is grilled over charcoal, for a juicy, smoky flavor, then served on a warm, fluffy pita. Get your pita topped with an authentic Greek sauce and served with a feta-covered side salad. If you miss the truck, be sure to stop by one of the Souvlaki GR restaurants in Midtown or the Lower East Side.
Schnitzel and Things
If you like schnitzel, you won’t want to miss Schnitzel and Things. If you’ve never had schnitzel before, prepare to have your world rocked. Schnitzel and Things serves authentic, hand-pounded, breaded schnitzel made fresh to order. They also have a vegetarian option using eggplant rather than meat. On the side, you can enjoy an Austrian potato salad, beets and feta salad, cucumber salad or Yukon gold fries.
While you’re in the Big Apple, take a detour to the land down under when you visit DUB Pies. This food truck, like its home restaurant, serves Australian and New Zealand style meat (and vegetable) pies. DUB, as you may have already guessed, stands for Down Under Bakery. Steak and mushroom, spinach and feta, curry vegetable, and shepherd’s pie are just a few of the many meal options on the DUB truck. The best part is that they’re all designed to be handheld, meaning you don’t have to use utensils and can enjoy this meal on the go.
While the focus has been on some of the more eclectic food truck offerings, there’s something to be said for the classics. Coney Shack offers staples like hot dogs and tacos. In 2014, they won the Vendy award for Rookie of the Year and were voted the top place to eat in Brooklyn. You will enjoy the fusion of Asian cuisine and New York City street meat, with meal options including the Chicka Dog, a beef hot dog topped with lemongrass chicken pickle daikon, aioli, sweet chili mayo, and toasted sesame seeds.
Neapolitan Express offers gourmet, Neapolitan pizzas that boast sustainable, environmentally friendly, non-GMO ingredients. The ideology is that Neapolitan Express wants to bring you delicious pizza for eternity, therefore protecting the planet it calls home. Fortunately for us, they manage to keep it sustainable without diminishing the quality of their incredible menu. Try the truffles and artichokes, the A Diavolo or a simple Margherita. If you’re looking for a sweet treat, order the Fantasia di Nutella with powdered sugar, sliced almonds, and hot honey.
Be sure to keep an eye out for these incredible meals on wheels during your trip to the city, and enjoy delicious foods without taking time away from exploring.