NYC Food Truck Roundup

From last Thursday to this Wednesday we opened our wallets, kept our eye on Twitter and tracked down some of the finest mobile feasts our city as to offer. Read on for the full recap…

Tom Colicchio opened this gem of a lot just beneath the beautiful High Line.  Local libations and meals on wheels makes for a great place to meet and eat.

Gorilla Cheese
Classic creations with some interesting add-ins (pulled pork, various sauces).  Worth a visit if you happen to be near by anyhow but I don’t know if we’d really seek it out… Their tots were pretty killer though.

Korilla BBQ

Porkinator tacos: just enough heat, soft tortillas. We should have
ordered more…


Rickshaw Dumpling Truck
We’re discerning dumpling fans.  These are worth tracking down.

Pork & Chinese Chive Dumplings with soy sesame dip

Vegetarian Edamame Dumplings with lemon-sansho dip, siracha on the side…naturally.

Taim Mobile Falafel & Smoothie Truck

Falafel Sandwich (green falafel + hummus + israeli salad + pickled cabbage + tahini sauce + pickles + s’rug + amba sauce)  Amy, a known falafel-a-phobe flipped over the combo. Truly tasty.
Fries with Saffron Aioli – need we say more? AND OK I get it. I need a manicure.

We first made acquaintances with Coolhaus this Spring in L.A. and boy are we glad they’ve made it over here to the east coast.

Note the sign in their ordering window.  This is the sort of business model we can get behind…

If ordering were a sport Hillary most definitely won this match with the perfect combo of Makers Mark bourbon ice cream with brown sugar peaches and pecans on a maple waffle cookie.

Amy’s dirty mint chip ice cream on a chocolate chip cookie was goooood, but it was no bourbon peach.  Note: this is most definitely a multi-napkin snack.

This past Saturday was a great day – Hillary’s birthday!  It just so happened that Saturday was also Parked! a food truck rally down in the South Street Seaport.  Thirty trucks participated, we tried three (hey, we’re only human!).  

Green Pirate Truck
Seen above is Kristina, and here is her Watermelonade:

This place gets a special shout out, I’m sure their pulled pork taco and brisket sliders aren’t necessarily meant to be eaten prior to 11am but it actually made for quite the breakfast.

Frites ‘n’ Meats
Their menu looks fantastic but all we could handle at this point in the day/morning were the thin and crispy frites.

A special thanks to Kristina for playing picnic table for all the dipping sauces.  Which sauces (of the 4 we tried) did we fancy?  Garlic and Horseradish.

The famed Big Gay Ice Cream truck took a roadtrip up the coast this past weekend so I hope you didn’t mind waiting for this week’s post.  We simply had to hold out until we got us some of that goodness.  Usually parked around Union Square we waited in line for a good 40 minutes.  Was it worth it you ask?…take a look at these photos and tell us what you think.

Salty Pimp -vanilla soft serve, dulce de leche, sea salt, all inside chocolate dip – sinful.

Monday Sundae – Nutella, twist soft serve, salt, dulce de leche, heaven.

Whether it’s a fad or these trucks are only just the beginning of the mobile meal movement, we know one thing – they sure are tasty…and fun.

*Note: we spotted this lone truck a few blocks away from Parked on Saturday.  The license plates said Maryland… if anyone can help identify this poor little fella we’re quite intrigued…

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