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Food Trucks NYC

pelo2000 Apr 5, 2011 08:22 AM

We are going to NYC April 20 for 5 night. My kids are coming (21-19-17). We want to see NYC as much as we can and try to grab and go lunch.

We have seen that NYC has lot's of Food Trucks. Should we trust them all? Are they all good?

We eat anything.

At night we are booking tickets for shows starting at 8 p.m.

So we will be looking at eating in places where the food is good but quick service. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Hélène

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    canemh Apr 5, 2011 08:40 AM

    http://newyorkstreetfood.com/

    click on the link for twitter that shows where all the trucks will be and what time. most are in the financial and in the 50's.

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    1. re: canemh
      pelo2000 Apr 5, 2011 08:56 AM

      Will do, thanks.

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      kathryn Apr 5, 2011 08:54 AM

      Re Food Trucks, check out these links
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/720404
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/701278
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/767977

      For pre-theatre, most of the restaurants in the area are very used to patrons who have to be in and out in 1-1.5 hours. Just tell them your curtain time when reserving and again before you're seated, and you'll be fine. For this meal, it's most helpful to provide a cost range just for food in a specific dollar amount: $20 per person, $30 per person, etc. There are 5 of you, correct?

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      1. re: kathryn
        pelo2000 Apr 5, 2011 08:57 AM

        We are 5 for lunch and 3 for Dinner. My youngest son and husband are not coming to shows. Usually I like to spend around $20 per person for Dinner in Ottawa but in NYC I have no clue how much Dinner cost.

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          kathryn Apr 5, 2011 09:00 AM

          I'd say you can spend anywhere starting at $5 (street food) and up for dinner in NYC... $15-20pp is considered inexpensive/cheap eats for Manhattan. I'd say that $30-50 is midrange.

      2. Pam in NJ Apr 5, 2011 08:57 AM

        in addition to the food trucks, check out the Shake Shack - 8th Ave @ 44th, I think. Danny Meyer's newest location for his burger joint. The original is in Madison Square Park.

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        1. re: Pam in NJ
          pelo2000 Apr 5, 2011 09:15 AM

          Thanks, will do if we are around.

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