Street Food

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    Four Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another's open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town. This week: A food truck establishes a brick-and-mortar location in the East Village, Five Points transforms into Vic's, and Alex Stupak's highly anticipat ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop on the Burgeoning Restaurant Industry Across the Hudson

    It's been several years since politics hindered Jersey City's success as a dining destination. The last major scandal was in 2009, when a crackdown on a thriving downtown food-truck scene, which included the Taco Truck and Cinnamon Snail, uncovered outdated ordinances and led to the investigation of ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 10, 2014


    Hit the streets for high-end cuisine

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    May 20, 2014

    Six Things From Chef That Would Never Happen in Real Life

    Chef is a movie about restaurants and food trucks written and directed by Jon Favreau, who also plays the protagonist chef Carl Casper. He worked to accurately portray chefs' lives via little details: His character has multiple forearm tattoos, wears a bandana, and lives in a messy apartment with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Here Are the 10 Best Food Trucks in NYC

    Once considered a passing trend, food trucks are now officially parked in the New York City cheap eats scene, particularly during the warmer months. These four-wheelers brighten lunch hours, private events, and weekends at the park with innovative eats served from a tiny kitchen. Here are the 10 bes ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 5, 2014
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    October 23, 2013

    Battleground Food Trucks: The Candidates on Mobile Eateries

    At 2 a.m. on a Saturday, on the corner of East Second Street and Avenue A, there are at least 30 people standing around a Mexican food truck waiting for their $3 quesadillas and $7 burritos. The food truck business, you might think from this scene, is booming. But like every other story in this city ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Four Wheel Foodie Rolls Out a Newer, Smarter Food Truck Tracker

    You've finally found it! A food truck that serves that combination of Laotian and Greek food you've been so desperately seeking is here! It's been parked in the same spot for two days in a row, and while you missed it both days, you're banking that the third time will be a charm. You've checked the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Are Food Trucks Terrorist Threats? The FDNY Seems to Think So.

    We knew the Wafels and Dinges truck was too good to be true!According to a recent PowerPoint presentation obtained by the research group Public Intelligence, the Fire Department of New York has been warning its members to keep their eyes out for food trucks of all shapes and sizes. The reason? Well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    New York Versus Boston, Food Truck Style

    [See More Edible News: Red Robin Launches Sam Adams Oktoberfest Beer-Milkshake | Vote in the Voice's Best of NYC Poll!] Are the food trucks better in Boston or in New York? There's a food truck "throwdown" taking place in Boston's Dewey Square on October 13 that will find out. The day-long contest ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 25, 2012


    The food gods are smiling on South Street Seaport

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Four Questions with Susan Austin, Owner of the Urban Lobster Shack

    The Urban Lobster Shack opened their first food truck late last month. We caught up with Susan Austin, owner of the restaurant, to talk about her new business on wheels, the truck design, and the challenges on managing a seafood business. There are tons of lobster shops in the city. What distingu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Hell's Kitchen Gourmet Food Bazaar: Not That Impressive

    Fork in the Road headed over to the Hell's Kitchen Gourmet Food Bazaar on Sunday. It was essentially a gathering of no more than a dozen food trucks at the end of the Hell's Kitchen flea market. At around 1 pm, there wasn't that much foot traffic in the food section and truck employees could be seen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Mother's Day Weekend Food Specials

    Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday and here at Fork in the Road, we've rounded up some restaurant deals and street fairs around the city to ease the planning process. Free stuff 1) Toloache 50 A complimentary mimosa is offered for all mothers at brunch. A $30 pre‐fixe brunch is offered includ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Red Hook Ball Park Vendors in Possible Peril

    Say it ain't so! The Brooklyn Paper is reporting that the Latin American and Mexican food-truck vendors who sell their tasty pupusas, huaraches, ceviches, and tacos at the Red Hook Ball Park are having their businesses threatened by a new Parks Department regulation. The new rule gives ball-field pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Soon There Will Be a Treats Truck Store

    Treats TruckLife is better with cookies.​Some sweet news this Friday afternoon: Treats Truck is expanding their bakery business and will open a brick-and-mortar location in Brooklyn. Oatmeal jammy and brownie fans, rejoice!

  • Voice Choices

    September 28, 2011


    This truck stop beckons

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Solber Pupusas Takes Vendys This Year

    solberpupusas.comAnd the winner is...​ The seventh annual Vendy Awards took over Governors Island this past Saturday.

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    The Finalists for the Vendy Rookie of the Year Award Are Here

    Who ya calling a rookie, punk?​Korilla BBQ may have been unceremoniously booted from The Great Food Truck Race, but its patrons could care less: they've made it one of the finalists for the Vendy Awards' Rookie of the Year prize.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    The Vendys to Honor Food Trucks from Jersey

    Snooki would approve.​New York's Vendy Awards is adding a new category this year: New Jersey food trucks. Three competitors from the Garden State have been entered, including Taco Truck and the vegan Cinnamon Snail, from Hoboken; and Jersey City's Two Pitas in a Pod.

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    The Latest Foodie Kickstarter Plea: Let Art and Food Trucks Come Together At Last

    One more food-truck fest​With non-food companies like the Gap capitalizing on the food-truck craze, it's only a matter of time before a car company gets in on the fun. For now, Jalopnik, the automobile news site, is testing the waters with Truck Yeah: A Mobile Meet Up, a food truck-slash-art f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    PARKED! Food Truck Festival Taking Over the South Street Seaport on August 20

    Wallyg / Flickr(Food) Truckin' ​Since it began four years ago, PARKED! Food Truck Festival has grown from a small slapdash culinary event with only five vendors to a full-on foodfest, with over 20 trucks participating in this year's event, which will take place at the South Street Seaport on A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Zach Brooks Paints Food Truck Operators as Outlaws in Times Op-Ed

    Wascaly wegulators​Zach Brooks of Midtown Lunch pens an op-ed in the Times about the latest crackdown on food trucks. He argues that, instead of fighting the law or simply resorting to legal private parking in spaces like the forthcoming food-truck court in Queens, vendors should embrace the i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Since Leaving Midtown, Kim Ima Has Had to 'Rethink Everything'

    The Treats Truck​A little more than two weeks after police pressure drove the Treats Truck out of Midtown, its owner, Kim Ima, is working overtime to ensure her business' survival. When she founded her mobile bakery in 2007, Ima became one of the first of the so-called gourmet food trucks to h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    The Great Food Truck Race Returns, and Food TV Isn't Going Anywhere

    Only roaches are more resilient.​Food TV may have hit an all-time low with Famous Food, but that doesn't mean it's going to stop churning more lips and assholes through its grinder.

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    June 29, 2011

    Food Trucks Chased Out of Midtown; Cheese Cutters Thwarted... What's the World Coming to?

    ​A number of chefs from around the world are flavoring their fires for grilling to add an extra taste dimension to food. [NY Times] Food truck are being chased from Midtown Manhattan, it appears. In the last 10 days, the Treats Truck and Rickshaw Dumpling truck have both been shooed from thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Thanks to the Police, the Treats Truck Has Left Midtown "For the Time Being"

    The Treats Truck​ Back in 2007, the Treats Truck became the first of the new-wave "gourmet" food trucks to hit Midtown. And now it's the first to have been forced out.

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    June 20, 2011

    Street Food Is "Very 'Now'" in England

    crimsong19/FlickrAs in Midtown, so too in London.​If you want to remember how excited everyone was about food trucks before they began complaining about them, then you might consider booking a ticket to England, where the whole street food thing is "very 'now."

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    June 15, 2011

    Some People Hate Food Trucks. Some People Love Them. Discuss.

    ​Last month, we wondered aloud if there was a burgeoning food truck backlash. In Park Slope, the answer seems to be "why, yes indeed."

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Food Trucks Can Now Sell Booze. Go Figure.

    turkspot.wordpress.comFood trucks and cocktails -- together at last!​Food trucks seem poised to take over the dining scene. And now, one of the few perks of eating in a brick-and-mortar establishment has been co-opted by mobile food vendors, too. Well, one such vendor, anyway. So far. The Pera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Coolhaus Will Be at the High Line All Summer Long

    Coolhaus​We've almost recovered from our sordid encounter with Coolhaus' maple-apple pie ice cream sandwich, so feel able to spread the following news: beginning tomorrow, the truck will park itself on the Highline.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Is There a Burgeoning Food Truck Backlash?

    plate of the day/Flickr​While Tom Colicchio's appraisal of the "mobile restaurant thing" as the worst current food trend undoubtedly didn't go over well with those with mobile restaurants, the sentiment seems to have some traction out in L.A., where observers of the food truck scene are fretti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    NYC Food Trucks Will Rally on Grand Army Plaza

    Trucks, rallying.​Tom Colicchio may think "the mobile restaurant thing" is the worst current food trend, but that likely won't be much of a determent to the organizers of the NYC Food Truck Rally.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Food Trucks: How to Navigate the Food-on-Wheels Frenzy

    ​You can't walk down the street in New York City today without running into one of the city's myriad restaurants-on-wheels as the food truck craze has taken over most major cities in America. So obviously, a guide to these street eats had to have been written. Heather Shouse has just release ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    The Morris Grilled Cheese Truck Will Bring Even More Melted Dairy to the Streets

    ​ Last November, when Michael Jacober hatched the idea of a grilled cheese truck, he didn't realize that a few other people had the same idea. "We're going to be the third," he says. "It's instant grilled cheese competition. It should be exciting."

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    For Coolhaus, New York Is But a Pit Stop on the Road to Cross-Country Domination

    ​Last week, after we learned that the L.A.-based Coolhaus would be taking to the streets of New York next month, we reached out to Natasha Case, who started the ice cream sandwich truck with Freya Estreller in 2009, to learn more. Chief on our minds: why, with such a dedicated West Coast follo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    L.A.'s Coolhaus Has Arrived in New York

    Coolhaus​ Given that it's 39 degrees outside, it seems a little bit cruel to be writing about ice cream, particularly when the ice cream in question hails from Los Angeles, where it's never 39 degrees outside.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Wheeling & Dealing: More Food Truck Publicity Stunts to Look Out For

    Eat like these guys, curbside.​It isn't just fast-food chains that are clued in to the food truck craze. Corporations like Heinz have jumped on the bandwagon, unleashing food truck promotions on the streets of New York. Air France is premiering its own mobile vending publicity stunt today, fea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Schnitzel & Things and Big Gay Ice Cream Truck Will Be Featured on TV, Expect Longer Lines Soon

    Coming soon to a small screen near you​Food trucks are just dominating television content these days. Following in the footsteps of The Great Food Truck Race and Food Truck Revolution (and, naturally, the food truck porno The Flying Pink Pig) comes a new show called Eat Street on Cooking Chan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Businessweek Pits Food Trucks in a March Madness Bracket

    vendr.tvKeep on truckin'​March is in full swing, which means it's brackets season. And fortunately not just the sports kind. Now, Jezebel's Pie vs. Cake will surely live on as the best bracket ever (and still a timely debate up for heated discussion), but Businessweek has come out with its o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Zagat's Food Truck Finder Eliminates Angst of Searching for Lunch

    cuculinary.comSo many trucks, so little time​ The plight of food trucks might be in jeopardy, but one thing helping keep business alive is Zagat's Food Truck Finder.

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    December 15, 2010

    Food Truck Discrimination on the Upper East Side?

    prjctns.wordpress.comThings aren't looking too sweet for food trucks​ There's a rumble in the streets of the Upper East Side, and residents are saying they don't want any food trucks in their hood.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2010

    People Are Sleeping in NYC Food Carts

    ​Vendors are sleeping in their New York City food carts, presumably to save spots on good blocks, the New York Post is reporting in Sunday's paper. Or in Post-anese, "They're sleeping with the dishes." (Well played.) The newspaper notes spotting only two carts with sleeping vendors, both on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    The Kimchi Taco Truck Is Coming, With Youngsun Lee as Its Chef

    egg/FlickrKimchi, sans taco.​"When people talk about Korean food," Phil Lee says, "it's about kimchi or Korean barbecue." In two to three weeks' time, he hopes people will be buying both at the Kimchi Taco Truck. Lee, a longtime general manager for BR Guest, is launching the truck with Youngsu ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Three Philly Food Trucks Roll into New York for the Vendys

    phillylunchcarts.comThe Philly food trucks are coming.​Philadelphia will indeed be spreading the brotherly love when three food trucks from the city make their way to New York in time for the Vendy Awards, taking place this weekend.

  • Voice Choices

    September 15, 2010


    The tastiest Election Day

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Chatting With the Treats Truck's Kim Ima: Food TV, Cops Who Like Cookies, and Three-Card Monte

    Copyright the Treats TruckKim Ima and a caramel cream sandwich payload.​When she first hit the road in the Treats Truck in 2007, Kim Ima was one of the very first of the new wave of so-called fancy food trucks. Selling homey, retro desserts under the motto of "Not too fancy, always delicious," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008

    Al Jazeera's NYC Street Food Special

    Some of the best food coverage on TV.

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    April 4, 2008

    Endless Summer: Cheap Mexican in WBurg That's Actually Good

    Today, guest blogger Araceli Cruz, an editor here at VV, tells you all about Endless Summer, a taco truck near her apartment in Williamsburg. Araceli happens to be from LA, land of taco trucks, so she knows of which she speaks. Take it away: As a native of California, I’ve inhaled as much Mexican ... More >>

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