Street Food

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Here Are Four Restaurants That Opened in NYC Last Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: the Torrisi team is at it again with a new bar, a Southern restaurant is frying up chicken in the East Village, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Ogle This Eye Candy From Choice Streets

    Last night, two dozen of the city's best mobile eateries lined up along the pier at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex on Pier 86 (West 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue) for the Voice's seventh annual Choice Streets food-truck feast. The multicultural menu swung from East (Thai salads; Szech ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Get Your Choice Streets Presale Tickets Right Here

    We're still nursing our hangovers from last night's Choice Eats event, but that doesn't stop us from forging forward with planning our next party. Come May 7, 20 of the city's best food trucks will gather at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex on Pier 86 (West 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    What's Happening This Weekend...Besides The Super Bowl

    If you're super tired of the out of town NFL takeover of Bryant Park, Broadway, and any other patch of walking space in the more touristy swatches of the city, we feel you. Here's a look at a few local events that have nothing to do with football.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Shore Soup Project Raises Money for an Organic Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant in Rockaway

    As businesses continue to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, Robyn Hillman-Harrigan is using the aftermath of the disaster to bring her community to a new level entirely: The Rockaway resident set up the Shore Soup Project in the days following the storm, building a makeshift kitchen and food delivery ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 18, 2013


    Drink up at Randall’s Island

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Red Hook's El Olomega Wins Top Vendy

    This weekend the 2013 Vendy Awards, known as "the Oscars of street food," corralled 28 trucks and tables into Sunset Park's Industry City for a marathon of gormandizing before naming New York City's best mobile cuisine purveyor.

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    The Campechano Taco at Cuatro Vientos Is Worth Leaving the Late-Night 7 Train

    Walking down Roosevelt Avenue, you spot the boxy edges of a vehicle at about 67th Street. As you move closer, its form emerges out of the dark, a stationary white truck with big block letters that spell out "Tacos Mexicanos, Cuatro Vientos." You groan.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Tickets Now on Sale for Choice Streets, the Voice's Annual Celebration of New York's Food Trucks

    Tickets are sold out to our big Choice Eats bash next Tuesday (see Robert tell you all about it here), but tickets go on sale today at noon for the Voice's annual celebration of New York's street food, Choice Streets.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    A Sole Cup of Birria at Tacos El Bronco

    Those who have tasted a good bowl of birria, the Mexican soup from Jalisco made from toasted chiles and roasted goat, know it's a soup that inspires a rapture more consuming than what tweens feel for Justin Bieber. In Los Angeles there are entire restaurants dedicated to birria -- the soft simmeri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Cubicles Now Served With Lunch Calling

    Getting a gourmet, Vendy Award-winning food truck to park smack dab in front of your office building is nothing short of a miracle, happening perhaps never. But come this winter, the rushed midday break will be changing--all thanks to Lunch Calling, a delivery service that bridges the gap between th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Free Ice-Skating and Food Trucks Under the Highline Today

    [See More Events: Free Pickle, Mustard, and Herring Ice Cream at Ripley's | Le Fooding Has Big Plans for Brooklyn] Jaguar (yes, the car brand) is hosting a snow-globe/ice-skating/free food-truck event starting today, August 16 to August 18 under the Highline. Called Chill NY, the event will host ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Weekend Event: Food Truck Festival At South Street Seaport

    [See More Events: Free Gluten-Free Pudding On The Upper East Side | Clam Talk at the South Street Seaport Museum] Looking for something to do on the weekend? Thirty of NYC's food trucks and 20 food vendors will be gathering at South Street Seaport for a massive food truck festival on Saturday. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Another Rooftop Garden. On a Truck?

    Telegraphing its greenness, the St. Louis food truck Lulu's Local Eatery is ready to sell you a sweet potato falafel. [See More Food For Thought: What 'Belongs' in Harlem? | 12 Careers Created or Transformed by the Age of Foodism | Live Feed From Tokyo: Ramen at Ippudo] Just how green can food tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Midtown Street Vendors Under Fire

    Midtown business owners have launched a campaign to clear the neighborhood's streets of their ubiquitous food carts, reports DNAinfo.

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Fork in the Road's Favorite Food Trucks

    It's time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and places that are near and de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Make Rocco DiSpirito's Chicken Noodle Soup

    Laine Doss​Chef Rocco DiSpirito's new food truck, called "Now Eat This" after his series of recipe books, has recently started serving New Yorkers nutritious comfort food. DiSpirito says his way of prepping favorites such as meatballs, enchiladas, jambalaya, and brownies shows that good-for-yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Make Ty-Lor Boring's Moroccan Meatball Hero with Mint and Ricotta Salata, from Almond Restaurant

    Moroccan Meatball Hero with Mint and Ricotta Salata​If you haven't yet made it to Mad. Sq. Eats, you have until Friday before the Madison Square Park street-food extravaganza comes to a close. Chef Ty-Lor Boring, of Almond restaurant (12 East 22 Street), who will also compete in the upcoming s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Korilla BBQ Booted From The Great Food Truck Race for Cheating

    ​Oh, Korilla, say it ain't so! The Korean BBQ truck, whose chosun bowls we are so very fond of, has been kicked off of The Great Food Truck Race for cheating.

  • Voice Choices

    August 31, 2011


    PB&J feed your head

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Dirty-Water Dogs Get an Upgrade; The Gap Launches a Taco Truck

    ​Good to Go Organics hot-dog carts specialize in organic, grass-fed beef franks and locally sourced toppings. For many Manhattan moms, they are good enough to break the no-street dogs rule. [NY Times] Trace and Trust is a boat-to-table initiative that connects chefs and fishermen and lets the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Moms Fail Health Department Standards on Packed Lunches; Restaurants Are Shrinking

    ​Gordon Ramsay is trying to revive his struggling restaurant empire in the U.S. with a deal with Caesars in Vegas to launch three restaurants. [NY Post] A look at the lineup for the food-truck lot in Queens: Kimchi Taco truck, Taim, and Andy's Italian Ices one day; Eddie's Pizza, Desi Food, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Crayfish Festival; Food Truck Wine Pairing

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Crayfish Festival Aquavit August 8-12 and 15-19 Swedes have been eating crayfish since the 16th century. But you don't have to be Swedish to celebrate Aquavit's ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Letter Grades on Food Carts Not Imminent; Food Corps Still Placing Unhealthy Products

    ​Mayor Bloomberg is at odds with the Health Department over letter grades on food carts. He wants them, but with just 20 out of 100-odd inspectors assigned to mobile vendors, there aren't enough resources to grade the city's 5,100 street-food carts. [NY Post] Major food corps may have pledged ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    New York City to Get Vibrator Trucks

    ​Food trucks are soooo passé. You can barely walk down the street without hitting one with your fancy new handbag! Since we as a city do not sit and stagnate (unless it's today) but instead ebb and flow like the sewage-filled tides, there is a new entry in the truck camp. There are vibrator t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    States Fight Back Against City Food Bans; Could Eating with a Bigger Fork Help You Lose Weight?

    ​States like Alabama and Florida are adopting limits on the authority cities have to ban unhealthy foods. [Time] Food authorities in Australian and New Zealand are warning citizens against consuming a new coffee that claims to perk up people's sex lives. [Herald Sun] A new study suggests th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    The Ladle of Love Truck Has Decamped From Tavern on the Green

    Ladle of Love​Another food truck has left Manhattan, and this time, the police have absolutely nothing to do with it.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Philly Has a Soulful Vendys; Eating Invasive Species

    ​Gigi and Big R's soul food truck took top honors at Philadelphia's first-ever Vendy Awards. [Wall Street Journal] Why eat shark fin soup when you can save reef fish populations along the Florida coast by eating lionfish, an invasive species? [NY Times] Arturo's is not so out of place in Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Yep, There's a Food Truck Backlash

    On second thought...​Today the Times confirms what we've sort of suspected for awhile: people are hating on food trucks. In this case, "people" is the NYPD.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Our 10 Best New Frozen Treats

    Rebecca MarxA big, fat ice cream sandwich from Coolhaus.​ Come the end of May or thereabouts, we more or less live on a diet of frozen dairy and other icy foodstuffs. It's part Darwinian survival strategy and part hedonistic appreciation for anything that can be eaten from a cone -- preferabl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Coolhaus's Massive and Messy Maple-Apple Ice Cream Sandwich

    Rebecca Marx​ Want an easy, surefire, and inexpensive way to make a spectacle of yourself? Track the Coolhaus truck to a location in midtown. Make sure the temperature is at least 88 degrees F and the sun is at its ornery peak. Order one ice cream sandwich, which will come to you adorned with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Pierre Cardin's Maxim's Finally Getting Sold; The Limelight Marketplace Already Done For

    ​Pierre Cardin's now-defunct Maxim's restaurant at 680 Madison Avenue, which closed back in 2000, is finally being dismantled and sold. [NY Post] Gristedes owner and supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis' daughter will marry Richard Nixon's grandson this Saturday at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Tom Colicchio to Join Forces With Beer, Food Trucks

    There will be beer.​Following in the sticky steps of Radegast Hall, Hofbrau Bierhaus, Spritzenhaus, the Standard, and La Birrera, Tom Colicchio is planting a beer garden.

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Sorella's Emma Hearst Discusses Her Beef; Zagat's Food Truck Frenzy to Take Place Today

    ​Sorella's Emma Hearst discusses her lineage (she's of the publishing Hearsts), that of her beef (it's from the Hearst cattle farm in California), and her plans to feature the latter in a small steak restaurant she hopes to open in 2012. [NY Post] Ashkenazi Jews, who hail from Imperial Russia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Food Trucks Get Their Own Book; Mickey D's CEO Defends Ronald McDonald

    ​Sbarro, which recently announced it might file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, is now considering a sale instead. [Nation's Restaurant News] Prague is getting on the foodie bandwagon, as it gears up for the Prague Food Festival, which will feature cuisines from around the world. [NY Times] A new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    The Jalapeño NYC Truck's Goat Barbacoa and Salt Beef Tacos

    Chantal MartineauYet another taco truck. Yay!​ When we told you about the newly minted Jalapeño NYC truck last week, you may have thought to yourself, "Great. Not another taco truck." And, yes, it may be the last thing the city needs on the whole. But it certainly isn't the last thing Fort Gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Help Out Frites n Meats by Eating From a Food Truck Today

    ​On Monday, a propane tank on the Frites 'n' Meats truck exploded, injuring two of its workers and all but destroying the vehicle. Fortunately, both workers will recover, but it's going to be a while before it's back to business as usual.

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Frito-Lay Tops Food Truck Promos with Times Square Test Kitchen

    Lay's launches a test kitchen in a marquee, naturally.​Frito-Lay is going one better than the seemingly endless list of companies using food trucks to promote their brands. Instead of driving around town spreading the word on snacks like Lay's, SunChips, and Tostitos, it's parking itself right ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Hot Bird Food Truck Trucks Off, Leaving a Parking Spot to Fill

    newyorkstreetfood.comAnd just as swiftly as he drove into our lives, he was gone.​Goods isn't the only food truck to drive off into the sunset. Alan Harding's food truck at Hot Bird on Atlantic Avenue is no more.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Mission Street Food Will Be the First Cookbook From McSweeney's

    ​Almost two months after announcing the launch of its new cookbook imprint, McSweeney's is accepting pre-orders for its first title, Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas From an Improbably Restaurant. Written by Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz, it's both a compendium of recipes from the po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Souvlaki GR Is Opening Today, Schnitzel & Things Is Not

    Rebecca Marx​A few days after we remarked upon the flowers bedecking its facade, Souvlaki GR has opened to the public.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Cooper Square Park Won't Have Any Stinkin' Food Trucks

    Shadowy people, yes. Shadowy food trucks, no.​Once Cooper Square Park gets its facelift, don't expect any food trucks to besmirch its shiny new visage.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Is Chick-fil-A Anti-Gay?; Starbucks Wins Rights to Instant Coffee

    ​Eddie Huang divulges his favorite picks for Chinatown eats, including Shanghai Cuisine on Bayard and Oriental Garden on Elizabeth. [NY Post] Cupcake Stop, Taco Truck, and Desserts Truck are among food trucks getting permanent addresses at brick-and-mortar locations. [NY Post] Taco Bell has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Schnitzel & Things Is Going Brick & Mortar

    ​Following in the tire tracks of Calexico Carne Asada, the Dessert Truck, Cupcake Stop, NYC Cravings, the Treats Truck, and, most recently, Souvlaki GR, Schnitzel & Things is opening a storefront.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Hester Street Fair and Grub Street Teaming Up to Feed People Next Weekend

    Sigmund Pretzels will stack 'em up next Saturday.​Perhaps it's no coincidence that "gourd" sounds so much like "gorge," because fall seems to have become synonymous with feeding events. To the season's already burgeoning roster (and waistlines) you can add one more: next Saturday, Oct. 16, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    King of Falafel Takes Vendys; Seafood Soup All the Rage

    ​First lady Michelle Obama hosted spouses of world leaders at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, where a lunch of ingredients from the farm and from the White House garden was served. [AP] The King of Falafel won best vendor and People's Choice at the 2010 Vendy Awards. Fares (Freddy) Zeideia can usua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Pigs Now Raised with Less Antibiotics; Food Co-ops on the Rise

    ​Food trucks have been illegal in foodie Montreal for decades, but two taco truck visionaries are looking to fight the system with their mobile kitchen. [Montreal Mirror] Pig farmers prepare to adjust to raising their animals with new FDA-imposed limits on antibiotic use. [NY Times] The Park ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Vendy Awards Announces Best Dessert Contenders

    Rebecca MarxGuerrilla Ice Cream's political-statement confections are nominated​ The Vendy Awards will be held September 25th, and although the savory finalists have already been revealed, today the Street Vendor Project organizers announced the five dessert vendors that will compete for the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Taco Bell Linked to Salmonella Outbreak; Thomas' English Muffins Go to Court

    ​Some people in L.A., where restaurant letter grades have existed for some time, apparently seek out eateries with a B or C grade, as that usually means great, authentic ethnic food. [NY Daily News] Just as Taco Bell launches its new Carnitos Tacos, the chain is being linked to two multi-stat ... More >>

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