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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Boy Meets Sandwich
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
Need a warm-up to get you through to April? Try a few events featuring hot sauce or warm matzo ball soup this weekend.
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
And the best vendor of 2012 is . . .
Mark your calendars. To celebrate the end of the 2012 Olympics, iAdventure.com 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 >>
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.
Summertime shopping has begun!
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Ben & Jerry'sThere's some news rocking gently nudging the dessert world this morning...
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 >>
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 >>
CoolhausJust 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 >>
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 >>
It's been quite a month for food truck haters!
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
[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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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. FoodTrucks.Zagat.com, now available in beta, plots the real-time locations of New York's tr ... More >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
Food porn with instant gratification
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Latin street food gets dressed up for the LES
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 >>