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 >>
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when a crackdown on a thriving downtown food-truck scene, which included the Taco Truck and Cinnamon Snail, uncovered outdated ordinances and led to the investigation of ...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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
[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 >>
The food gods are smiling on South Street Seaport
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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!
This truck stop beckons
solberpupusas.comAnd the winner is... The seventh annual Vendy Awards took over Governors Island this past Saturday.
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.
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.
One more food-truck festWith 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 >>
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 >>
Wascaly wegulatorsZach 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 >>
The Treats TruckA 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 >>
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.
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 >>
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.
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."
Last month, we wondered aloud if there was a burgeoning food truck backlash. In Park Slope, the answer seems to be "why, yes indeed."
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 >>
CoolhausWe'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.
plate of the day/FlickrWhile 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 >>
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.
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 >>
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."
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 >>
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.
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 >>
Coming soon to a small screen near youFood 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 >>
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 >>
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.
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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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 >>
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 >>