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Best Food Trucks in NYC?

luce_ren Jan 18, 2012 06:24 AM

Hi - I'm visiting NYC this weekend and wanted to try the food trucks there. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Any type of food is great!!

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    Funkalicious Sep 1, 2012 11:27 AM

    Cinnamon Snails http://www.facebook.com/TheCinnamonSnail

    The long line goes fast and it's so worth it.

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      windycity Aug 27, 2012 03:23 PM

      Wafels & Dinges, Treats Truck, Luke's Lobster

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        PhishFoodie Aug 15, 2012 09:32 AM

        I'm a huge fan of Calexico (get their carne asada) and Korilla Korean BBQ. Love their steak (bulgogi). For dessert, Coolhaus is fun because you can customize your ice cream sandwich cookie and ice cream flavors, which are delicious!

        This site has a lot of the menus and might be helpful: http://www.streetgrubeveryday.com/?pa...

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          mitchleeny Aug 13, 2012 09:02 AM

          I had a very delicious schnitzel (they offer a number of different schnitzels) from the Schnitzel & Things truck. For $10, a huge schnitzel + 2 very good sides...great value.

          They move around so best to follow them on their web site, twitter or FB, I guess.

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            kathryn Aug 13, 2012 09:20 AM

            They also have a storefront now. 723 3rd Ave. (between 45th & 46th streets).

          2. Jeffsayyes Aug 13, 2012 07:40 AM

            go to roosevelt avenue in queens

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              Funkalicious Aug 11, 2012 10:41 AM

              Check out Cinnamon Snail Truck, even meat-eater love this vegan truck. Check out the reviews on yelp. 5 stars !!! Expect long lines.

              Also Taim iis good too.

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                LeahBaila Aug 14, 2012 11:26 AM

                The creme brulee donuts @ Cinnamon Snail are pretty f'ing delicious. I was blown away that they were vegan!

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                hannahcampbell Aug 9, 2012 11:55 AM

                The okonomiyaki from the Okadaman truck is very tasty and there usually isn't much of a wait. I also like Luke's Lobster if I'm feeling flush, but I usually don't have $18 to spend on lunch. Taim is also good, but the waits can get crazy. I also like MexiQue for pulled pork sliders.

                I second the suggestion of checking out Midtown Lunch. They have a Twitter Tracker that aggregates locations and other updates from a huge number of food trucks. http://midtownlunch.com/twitter-tracker/

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                  foodwhisperer Aug 13, 2012 09:41 PM

                  Luke's has a truck? where is their truck usually?

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                    kathryn Aug 14, 2012 06:57 AM

                    It moves around:

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                  ciaobaby Aug 9, 2012 11:26 AM

                  I like Uncle Gussy's, on 51st/Park. Terrific greek food, you really can't order wrong here. Nicest guys running this truck.

                  1. Monica Jan 18, 2012 07:23 AM

                    I have tried alot of the trucks in the midtown east since I work in the area but other than Taim mobile(high quality and fresh) and Wafels & Dinges(which is super over priced for what you get), none are worth more than 3 min wait. Those middle eastern carts meats are just greasy and not so good in my opinion.

                    Wafels & Dinges
                    New York, New York, NY 10001

                    Taim Mobile
                    , New York, NY 10001

                    1. GoodGravy Jan 18, 2012 07:03 AM

                      Midtownlunch.com has good reviews of the trucks. Search for Vendy award winners on their site. Personally, I like Comme Ce, Comme Ca (Moroccan truck) and Qwik Meal (cart).

                      Comme Ci Comme Ca
                      New York, New York, NY 10001

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                        prunefeet Aug 11, 2012 08:57 AM

                        Yeah, I like Comme Ci Comme Ca too, and I like giving these guys my business because they are so damned nice.

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                          GoodGravy Aug 14, 2012 07:40 AM

                          Yup, Samir's a cool dude. Another good Moroccan truck is the Bistro Truck.

                          Aside from midtown lunch's twitter tracker, there's the Tweat.it app that shows you what trucks are near you on a map. Be aware it sometimes doesn't list all the trucks and most carts. For example, the King of Falafel is never shown on the map, but he's in the same place everyday so it's nbd. I use both for finding lunch.

                      2. iluvcookies Jan 18, 2012 06:59 AM

                        Lately I've been liking the burritos at Tribeca Taco Truck--especially the carnitas and pollo asado. They park on Broadway bet Spring and Prince on most weekdays.

                        Tribeca Taco Truck
                        New York, New York, NY 10012

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