10 Best Food Trucks In New York City - Updated 2021

Best food trucks in NYC
Kavita
Kavita
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You’ve finally booked that trip to Manhattan. Now you’re walking around the city, eager to explore everything from Central Park to the East Village and everything in between. While you’re pursuing this rather large walking adventure, you realize that you’re hungry.

What ever shall you do? Well…now’s your chance to explore street food through one of New York’s amazing food trucks. You’ll get a delicious bite to eat and won’t waste time waiting for a restaurant reservation that could be better spent taking in this wonderful city.

1. The Eddie's Pizza Truck

Pizza Truck NYC 50 jeh
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While you’ll be able to find a slice of pizza on almost every block, you’ll find it much harder to find a quick custom pizza. And that’s where Eddie’s Pizza Truck comes in. With Eddie’s you’ll be able to customize a bar pie or large pie on the spot. The truck uses the same ingredients and pie recipe as the restaurant, so what you gain in convenience you won’t be losing out on flavor.

The Eddie's Pizza Truck

Address: Check out where the truck is today

2. The Cinnamon Snail

The Cinnamon Snail food truck - vegan organic
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While the Cinnamon Snail serves delicious vegan meals, the carnivores in the world shouldn’t shy away. The menu offers a variety of options. Some fan favorites include smoked almond french toast, the Korean BBQ seitan sandwich, and the Beastmode Burger Deluxe. The food is so tasty, you won’t even miss the meat.

The Cinnamon Snail

Address: Check out where the truck is today

3. Wafels & Dinges

Wafels & Dinges Truck
Source: Photo by Flickr user City Foodsters used under CC BY 2.0

Waffles aren’t just a breakfast or dessert food. And the Wafels and Dinges food trucks definitely prove that. With creations like the “chili con corne wafel” and the “hashbrown wafel,” you’ll forget that you thought you couldn’t have waffles for lunch. And in case you do need reminding of their dessert-like qualities, I would recommend the “throw down wafel” or a simple ‘liege wafel’ with Nutella and vanilla ice cream.

Check out the 11 locations here

4. Luke's Lobster

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Who knew that seafood from a truck could be so popular (and so good)? Luke’s Lobster is a popular stop for locals and tourists alike, with their scrumptious delicacies and mission of sustainable seafood.

Luke's Lobster

Address: Check out the different locations here

5. NYC Dosa

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What was once a tiny food cart is now a staple in Washington Square Park. People flock to the cart at lunchtime in the hopes of getting a taste of South Asian cuisine. While his most popular items are the dosas (savory, crispy crepes) and samosas, the truck also has other options such as roti curry and lentil soup. If you’re in the area, this is definitely not a truck you want to miss. Just be sure to get there early as the Dosa Cart may run out.

NYC Dosa

Address: Washington Square Park, West 4th St and Sullivan

Open: Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Facebook: NYC Dosa

6. King of Falafel

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If you’re craving hummus or falafel (like I always am), then the King of Falafel is the stop for you. With an array of options from falafel sandwiches to shawarma platters, you’re sure to be satiated after your meal.

King of Falafel

Address: 53rd St. and Park Ave

7. Taim

Good food trucks day - Taim Mobile and Cupcake Crew both at the same spot
Source: Photo by Flickr user Josiah Lau Photog... used under CC BY-ND 2.0

In case you’re looking for falafel and a smoothie, be sure to stop by the Taim food truck. You can get all of the classic Mediterranean dishes like falafel (obviously), tabouli, and mezze platters, but you can also grab a refreshing smoothie at the same time. My personal favorite is the strawberry raspberry Thai basil.

Taim

Address: Check out where the truck is today

8. Coolhaus

Coolhaus NYC
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Who says you can’t have ice cream for lunch? At Coolhaus, you can customize your ice cream experience by choosing a cookie and ice cream to sandwich between. For a classic take on ice cream, I recommend the Cookies & Sweet Cream with the Double Chocolate Cookies. If you’re feeling adventurous, I would try the Coffee Oreo Ice cream between Black and White Cookies.

Coolhaus

Address: Check out where the truck is today

9. Schnitzel and Things


Best stated by Schnitzel and Things: “Schnitzel is a hand pounded, lightly breaded thin cutlet fried to golden perfection.” At this truck, you can get a variety of schnitzels, chicken, pork, eggplant, and bratwurst, so don’t let the things scare you from trying the schnitzel.

Schnitzel and Things

Address: Check out where the truck is today

10. Korilla BBQ

Korilla, a popular Korean BBQ restaurant, 23 Third Avenue, New York City.
Source: Photo by Flickr user John Wisniewski used under CC BY-ND 2.0

Last but certainly not least, the infamous Korilla BBQ truck. This truck serves a variety of made-to-order rice bowls, and it also has a selection of dumplings and kimcheese fries! The truck’s location changes daily, so be sure to check the website first!

Korilla BBQ

Address: Check out where the truck is today

Now it's time for dessert

Now that you know some of the most popular and delicious food trucks to stop at in New York, it’s time to satiate that sweet tooth with some more dessert. You can check out some of Manhattan’s most popular dessert spots here.

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Kavita is an avid traveler, enthusiastic foodie, and aspiring Instagrammer, whose life goal is to renew her passport because she’s maxed out her stamp pages. Kavita’s wanderlust started from a...Read more

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