Food trucks are the hottest New York bargain
But the world of mobile eats can be intimidating0
There’s no question that food trucks are the hottest thing going right now. Scarcely a day goes by that the food blogs aren’t reporting a new truck selling haute grilled cheese sandwiches or artisanal ice cream or truck-cured bacon (okay, we made that last one up, but still). For the food truck novice, however, the world of mobile eats can be intimidating and, until someone invents an iPhone app that tells you when you’re near a food truck (that’s a free idea, tech-savvy entrepreneurs), it’s hard to know where to go to sample New York’s vehicular victuals.
Enter the stretch of Fifth Avenue between 14th and 23rd. This nine block stretch regularly houses at least five food trucks and (bonus!) the lines are never as long as they are in Midtown. On a recent stroll down the street, we spotted the Bistro Truck (home of some of the best merguez sausage baguettes this side of the Seine) Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream (don’t miss a scoop of the Earl Gray!), and the Treats Truck, which serves up killer brownies. Wafels and Dinges (where a BACON WAFFLE may be obtained) and the always fun Big Gay Ice Cream Truck are also regular presences. Think of it as your own personal mobile food court. Pretty sweet, even if you stick to the savory options.
– Leila Cohan-Miccio
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