New York City is no stranger to awesome street food. It’s not uncommon to pay $12 for something you buy from a cart. But it’s worth it—at least for street eats from all the big contenders on this list. Here are the 13 best food trucks in New York City:
If you’re a fan of falafel, you need to visit this Israeli sandwich truck. The falafel is fried and crispy, and you can order it in a fluffy pita or as a platter.
2. Cinnamon Snail
Vegans rejoice! Cinnamon Snail makes delicious pastries, breakfast foods, sandwiches, and even burgers, all vegan. The food stands on its own merit, so even if you typically don’t follow a vegan diet, this truck is definitely worth checking out.
3. El Rey del Taco
There’s a lot of contention over which NYC food truck is the best for tacos, but we’ve given it to El Rey del Taco. It serves a variety of tacos and burritos, filled with everything from pastor to chorizo to lengua (that’s tongue, in case you didn’t know).
4. El Olomega
This is the truck to visit for pupusas. If you don’t know what a pupusa is, it’s a thick corn tortilla, stuffed with cheese, beans and meat, usually pork. It’s delicious, and El Olomega will not disappoint.
5. Wafels & Dinges
Waffles make great street food, and Wafels & Dinges takes them to the next level by spreading them with spekuloos, a decadent substance which is kind of like cookie butter. Of course, bring on the dulce de leche, maple syrup and Nutella too.
6. Gorilla Cheese NYC
This truck takes their cheese seriously. From all sorts of grilled cheese offerings, to tater tots and mac & cheese bites, this is as cheesy as NYC gets.
7. Calexico Cart
Located most of the time on 132 Wooster Street in SoHo, Calexico Cart offers delicious tacos, burritos, and bowls on the go. Stop by during your lunch break, but don’t forget to bring cash!
8. Luke’s Lobster
The freshest lobster, crab, and shrimp rolls you’ll have in NYC are at Luke’s Lobsters. They’re a bit on the pricey side but they don’t skimp out on the lobster like many other places do, so it’s totally worth it!
9. Uncle Gussy’s
This small cart prides itself on the delicious Greek food it serves. Be sure to get a gyro and top it with their crispy fries!
10. Korilla BBQ
You may recognize this truck from the show “The Greatest Food Truck Race” on The Food Network (or from the many locations that have quickly popped up around the city). If you haven’t been it’s definitely a must-try. They put korean barbecue into burritos and tacos…yummmmmm!
11. Van Leeuwen
Even though they sell vegan ice cream, everyone will love this sweet treat. Personal favorite flavor is honeycomb. if you’re into sweetness it’s totally the move.
12. Anton’s Dumplings
If you’ve never had Russian dumplings, you have to check out Anton’s. It wont disappoint.
13. Carpe Donut
They have the most amazing apple cider donuts. Need we say more?
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