It’s no secret that New Yorkers crave both quality and variety…in fashion, in entertainment, in our social interactions…but especially in our food. Please, please, for the love of God, do not dumb down our food. New, adventurous food trucks are springing up everywhere and we like that just fine; the more the merrier. True, we still hold the dirty water dog close to our heart, but we’re proud of the fact that we can now grab snacks al fresco that would blow our parent’s minds. Here’s a few of the best:
Korilla BBQ: Korean and Mexican fusion? Why? Why not? Tacos, chosun bowls and burritos are the stars here…with any kind of protein you can think of, including tofu. Example: a “porkinator”, which is a burrito with pulled pork, bacon and kimchi fried rice, kimchi slaw, Korilla barbeque sauce and shredded monterey jack cheese.Yum! Their locations are posted at the beginning of the week on their website.
Wafels and Dinges: Light, crispy waffles are served out of the window of this cart. What’s better than that? Waffles with dinges–or toppings–of course. Sweet ones run from whipped cream to nutella to strawberries to Belgian chocolate fudge. Savory ones are more adventurous, like Chilli con Corne, a corn waffle topped with chili, sour cream and cilantro. Check out their schedule here.
Moshe’s Falafel: If you’re in the theater district and need a quick bite, rest assured you are not relegated to McDonald’s. (You really didn’t come to New York to chow down under the golden arches now, did you?) Try Moshe’s instead, a falafel truck parked at 46th and 6th. Moishe’s falafels and falafel balls are widely considered to be the best in the city.
Schnitzel and Things: Breaded, fried meat? Plump pork sausages? White wine and shallot potato salad? Are you kidding? Yes, please. This truck operates from Monday to Friday. You can find its whereabouts here.
Finally, there’s a cool site at NYCTruckFood that lets you input either your location or a type of food you’ve got a hankering for, and alacazam…out pops a list of what’s in the nabe. Check it out!