Street Food

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    Plated Rolls Out a Food Truck

    Two years ago, Josh Hix and Nick Taranto were working long hours in post-business-school jobs, which forced them to order most of their meals on Seamless. "We felt disgusting about the food in our lives," Taranto says. "We knew there had to be a better way to get food that we felt good about." They ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Here's What the Future of Food in Queens Looks Like

    At the average New York street fair, one tends to encounter the same stalls, hawking knock-off handbags or churning out questionable hot dogs. At Saturday's Viva La Comida!, however, held for the third year in the heart of Jackson Heights, there was a near hour-long line of hungry visitors waiting a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Snack These Bites on the High Line

    Last week, food returned to the High Line for the fourth season; we moseyed over for a leisurely look, and found many familiar bites: frozen paletas from Fany Gerson's La Newyorkina, ice pops from People's pops, brisket and pickles from Delaney Barbecue, and Mexican fare from The Taco Truck. "We wan ... More >>

  • Film

    May 7, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    This Is the Final Choice Streets Lineup -- and a Handy Map for the May 7 Food Truck Party

    There are just eight days before our Choice Streets tasting event hits the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex on Pier 86 (West 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue), where a total of 23 food trucks will ply crowds with delicious tastes. We've officially sold out of VIP and early entry tickets, but y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Three More Food Trucks Confirmed for Choice Streets

    With just over two weeks to go until our Choice Streets tasting event takes over the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex on Pier 86 (West 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue), we're proud to announce three more food trucks have joined the ranks of our featured mobile fleet.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Attention: Get Your Early Entry Choice Streets Tickets Before They're Gone

    Our Choice Streets food truck tasting event is less than a month away, and we're moving quickly through tickets -- so quickly, in fact, that our VIP fares are sold out, and we have just a few Early Entry tickets remaining. It behooves you to snatch one of these while you can: You'll get a half an ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Announcing Our First Batch of Food Trucks for Choice Streets

    Our third annual Choice Streets food truck tasting event takes over The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex on Pier 86 (West 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue) from 7 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7. And if you missed getting your presale tickets last week, you'll want to head over to our Choice St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Hot Sauce Expo and Jewish Comfort Food on This Weekend's To-Do List

    Need a warm-up to get you through to April? Try a few events featuring hot sauce or warm matzo ball soup this weekend.

  • Voice Choices

    July 3, 2013


    Free movies in McCarren Park

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Watch a Video Recap of Choice Streets

    On May 7, mobile eats aficionados descended on Pier 86 of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for our second annual Choice Streets Food Truck tasting event, which featured more than 20 of the city's best food trucks. Missed out or want to relive it? We've summed up the highlights in the video reel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Choice Streets Food-Truck Event is Tonight!

    Get your stomachs ready for Choice Streets, the Village Voice's second annual food truck event at Pier 86 of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum! Trucks serving everything from pizza to slushies to pupusas will show up with snacks and sweets from all over the world. This year's lineup features o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    5 Best Weekend Food Events

    Friday, April 26 Thai Street-Food Demonstration Chef Jay Weinstein will demonstrate how to make four different Thai curry pastes at the National Gourmet Institute from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Weinstein will pair the pastes with traditional street dishes like vegetable pad Thai, seitan satays, and yellow curr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    The Food Lineup at Governors Ball 2013

    One of the best things about summer is music festivals. One of the best things about music festivals is the massive pit dedicated to food, usually of the artisinal kind. Governors Ball, a three-year-old music festival not to be confused with Wolfgang Puck's menu for the party of the same name, will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Q&A: Chef Suzy Singh on Her Favorite NYC Restaurants, Part 2

    Yesterday we spoke to Master Chef contestant Suzy Singh about what it's like being a minority in the food world and how she incorporates Indian and French cooking technique in her recipes. We're continuing the conversation with Singh, chatting about her upcoming projects and her favorite spots to v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2012

    Where to Eat, Donate, and Volunteer for Sandy Relief This Week [Updated]

    Originally published 11/04/12 Your city needs you, reader! The simplest thing you can do to be helpful now, and in the weeks ahead, is to head to places hit by Sandy and eat (and drink!) at the small, independently owned restaurants and bars that have opened again. Your business will help them boun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    NYC Food Truck Association Gives Free Food to Powerless

    Between noon and 4 p.m. today, the NYC Food Truck Association in conjunction with Jet Blue will give away free meals to the powerless in lower Manhattan and the Rockaways. See all the locations and participating trucks after the jump.

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    A Look at the Winners: 2012 Vendy Awards

    On Saturday, food lovers lined up on Governors Island for the Vendy Awards, an annual street-food celebration and benefit organized by the Urban Justice Center. The non-profit works to support city vendors, providing access to licenses and advocating for vendor rights. This year's judges included F ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 12, 2012


    And the best vendor of 2012 is . . .

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    Olympic Food Truck and Beer Festival

    Mark your calendars. To celebrate the end of the 2012 Olympics, will be hosting a food truck and beer festival at the South Street Seaport on Sunday, August 12. Food trucks in NYC will serve up dishes infused with the flavors of the country they are representing. Tickets are $40, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    The Story of Tlaycoyos

    Patty's Taco Truck's fully loaded tlaycoyo Tlaycoyo, from an Nahuatl Indian word, is a central Mexican street food consisting of an oblong slab of masa dough that has been stuffed with a layer of crushed beans and cooked on a comal - a flat or sometimes slightly concave griddle.

  • Voice Choices

    May 23, 2012


    Summertime shopping has begun!

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Five Cinco De Mayo Booze & Dine Deals

    Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner and that calls for some rounds of tequila and maybe a margarita or two. Here's a round-up of five places where you can get discounted booze on the Mexican independence day. 1) $5 bar at Tortoria. Tortaria's four Mexican-style beers on tap will all be $5 each ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Showdown: Testing Recipes From Three Cookie Books

    Lauren ShockeyLeft to right: The Cookiepedia, The Treats Truck Baking Book, Cookies at Home with The Culinary Institute of America​ Whether you like 'em chewy and studded with tiny milk chocolate morsels or crispy and stuffed with big bittersweet chunks, there's really no such thing as a bad c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Dos Caminos Chef Ivy Stark on New York City's Best Mexican Street Food

    Photo courtesy Ivy StarkIvy Stark eats from the street​ Dos Caminos is one of the city's more upscale Mexican restaurants, but chef Ivy Stark has a soft spot for Mexican street food. So much so that she just wrote a book about tacos, tortas, and a bevy of other street snacks titled, appropria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Today in Dessert: Vendy Awards, Schweddy Balls, More Sweets for St. Marks Place

    Ben & Jerry's​There's some news rocking gently nudging the dessert world this morning...

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    New Super-Preservative Discovered; No Food Deserts in NYC?

    ​Mushrooms have been added to the growing list of foods suspected of radiation poisoning in Japan. [Bloomberg] Researchers have discovered a preservative, called bisin, that could extend the food's (and wine's) lifespan for years, even without refrigeration. [Daily Mail] As more and more pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Rising Cocoa and Sugar Prices Are Why You're Now Paying $6 for a Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwich

    Rebecca Marx​ Yesterday, Blondie of Blondie & Brownie noted with some alarm that Coolhaus has raised the prices of their ice cream sandwiches from $5 to $6. "Don't get me wrong, the cookies are beyond delicious and the ice cream is a creamy delight," she wrote, "but this ice cream sandwich pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    If the Coolhaus Truck Had a Jingle, It Would Sound Like Wedding Bells

    Coolhaus​Just in time for Wedding Week (and Sunday), we have word via this lovely Chow video that that Coolhaus founders Freya Estreller and Natasha Case are engaged to be married. Congratulations, ladies! And keep in mind that ice cream trucks apparently make a great wedding getaway vehicles. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    How to Attract Millenials to Your Restaurant; Why Restaurant Week Bites

    ​Want to know how to attract "millennials" to your restaurant, (that's customers aged 16-34)? Well, try introducing small plates -- they love to snack -- and new technology and healthy food. [Nation's Restaurant News] Big Green Eggs, the original brand of ceramic kamados available in the U.S. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    The Anti-Food Truck Bandwagon Is Getting Kind of Full

    ​It's been quite a month for food truck haters!

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Chicken for Breakfast; Oscar Mayer Launches a Wienermobile Food Truck

    ​A new survey shows that people want to eat chicken for breakfast, either in the form of a chicken breakfast sandwich or turkey sausage or turkey bacon. [Nation's Restaurant News] In her forthcoming cookbook, Cooking Without Borders, Anita Lo shares fusion recipes. But at home, the chef likes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    A Look at Who Is Really Responsible for All These Food Trucks; Oscar Mayer Sued for False Health Claims

    ​The Shanghai Stainless Product & Design Company on Gerry Street in Brooklyn is the place to go for your brand new haute food truck. They've done trucks for Korilla BBQ, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Treats Truck, and Van Leeuwen. [NY Times] Colicchio & Sons will run a beer garden on the forthcomin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Coolhaus Will Hit the Streets Tomorrow

    ​A month after announcing its intentions to bestow ice cream sandwiches upon our fair city, Coolhaus is hitting the road. New York Street Food reports that the truck will debut tomorrow as part of some sort of agreement with Firefox. They'll be handing out free ice cream sandwiches with browse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    In the Realm of Promotional Food Trucks, Now We've Seen Everything: Tom Colicchio to Cook Game of Thrones Dishes, Curbside

    Sean Bean, whom you might recognize from such epics as The Lord of the Rings, as Eddard Stark, in HBO's Game of Thrones.​History's Swamp People isn't the only TV show getting promoted with a pop-up food truck. Game of Thrones, the small-screen adaptation of fantasy author George R. R. Martin's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Kitchen Campaigns: For Mobile Ones, Against Temporary Ones

    [Insert (anti-)foodie cause here.]​Food has always been political, but seems to be so now more than ever, what with issues like school lunches and food labeling taking the spotlight on the national stage. And so, it should come as no surprise that New York's gourmet food trucks have gone from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Schnitzel & Things Is Planning a Mini-Empire

    Rebecca MarxSome Schnitzel & Things things.​ Souvlaki GR isn't the only food truck with an imminent storefront opening on the horizon. Schnitzel & Things is opening a big, fat brick-and-mortar outpost on Third Avenue next Monday, and it seems that that's only the beginning.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Our 10 Best Vegetarian Street Foods

    Rebecca MarxMexicue's beet and goat cheese taco.​ While street food is, to many people, still synonymous with street meat, there are plenty of vegetal pearls to be found among the literal swine. You just have to search a little harder, and we have, across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Vegetarian Street Foods

    Rebecca MarxMexicue's beets are pretty, but will they make it into the 10 Best?​ While street food is, to many people, still synonymous with street meat, there are plenty of vegetal pearls to be found among the literal swine. Tomorrow, we'll round up the best vegetarian street food we've foun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    The Milk Truck Finally Has a Set of Wheels, and Hopes to Hit the Road This Summer

    ​A relative abundance of food truck news this week - the eminent arrival of the Red Hook Lobster Pound's new crustacean mobile, the Kimchi Taco Truck's long-awaited debut in Long Island City - got us thinking about another truck of note. When, we wondered, would the Milk Truck take to the road ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Hungry for Another App? Zagat Hopes So. Its New One Follows Food Trucks.

    ​Zagat may have missed its opportunity to capitalize on the World Wide Web (much to the disappointment of its investors), but it's still trying to keep up with social networking 3.0 with its latest app., now available in beta, plots the real-time locations of New York's tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Didier Elena of Adour Explains the French and Their Chickens

    But he likes him some pastrami sandwiches​ Didier Elena, executive chef of Alain Ducasse's Adour, began work at the St. Regis Hotel's famed restaurant this summer, but is constantly keeping his eyes peeled for seasonal eats with the onset of fall. Yesterday, we got Elena's take on champagne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Grill 'Em All to Introduce Limited-Edition 'Pantera Burger' & Beer Milkshake at RUB BBQ

    grillemalltruck/flickrHave some metal with your meat.​ Grill 'Em All, the metal-themed burger truck that won Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race, starts its victory lap of New York City tomorrow.

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Chatting With The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck's Doug Quint: Ice Cream Turf Wars, Flirtatious Customers, and His New Go-Gos-Penned Jingle

    The Big Gay Ice Cream TruckDoug Quint, spreading the love.​While certain ice cream truck drivers may be driven to combative extremes, you will never catch Doug Quint complaining about his job. And how could he? As the co-proprietor (with his partner, Bryan Petroff) of the Big Gay Ice Cream Tru ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 15, 2010


    Food porn with instant gratification

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Video: Food of Zanzibar

    Al Jazeera English, which can be found on Youtube, has pretty incredible international food coverage, including a series called Street Food--in-depth, 10 minute stories on cultural foodways from Fez to Sicily to Jamaica. Check out the story about Zanzibar, which revolves around the history of the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Strange Snacks of the World: Tamarindo

    The Tamarind fruit, or Tamarindo, can be used to make an exciting Mexican street food also called Tamarindo. Reporting to you from the mean streets of Baja, where I'm researching street food, salsa, and beer, I sampled a Tamarindo ball from a cart of street food. There were two options--a sweet one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Fork in the Road Gorges on Chaat

    This fellow is holding a kind of sweet, not a chaat, but he is at Sukhadia's, one of the best places to get chaat in Manhattan This week, I went in search of the best chaat (spicy-crunchy-sour-sweet Indian snacks and street food) available in Manhattan. Read the story for some thoughts on chaat f ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 27, 2008

    Allioli, Allioli Everywhere at Macondo

    Latin street food gets dressed up for the LES

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008

    Fork in the Road finds Sunset Park's Best Street Food

    This week, my column treks through Sunset Park, a Latin American neighborhood in Brooklyn. I found that the best street carts and taco trucks come out at night (and often work their griddles until dawn). My favorite was Yissel's chimichurri truck, where you can get Dominican chimichurris, the awe ... More >>

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