Every year New York City attracts more than 60 million visitors to its boroughs with its plethora of high-end shops and world famous tourist attractions. The food in NYC is undoubtedly one of the greatest things about the city and despite it being home to countless Michelin-starred restaurants, it is on the streets that you are bound to find some of the best food you have come across in your life. There are literally hundreds of street carts lining the streets and occupying the corners throughout the metropolis, offering hungry passersby everything from gourmet international cuisine to traditional corn dogs and French fries. Here are just 3 of many must-visit street food vendors that are definitely worthy of your dollars the next time you are in NYC.
Milk Truck’s bright yellow truck, known as Bessie, provides an oasis for hungry New Yorkers during their lunch hour. The staff manning the truck are as cheerful as Bessie is and whip up classic American comfort food while you wait. Some of the menu favorites include traditional mac and cheese, turkey chili and, of course, a grilled cheese sandwich. The latter is available in three popular varieties: the classic, three-cheese and apple and the very popular onion and mustard. While Bessie does not operate from a fixed location, she can be tracked via Food Truck’s website, just another reason why she has become such a popular fixture among New Yorkers.
Hard Times Sundaes
If you are looking for a seriously good burger in the Williamsburg area, look no further than Hard Times Sundaes. Rated NYC’s #1 burger truck, diners can pick from one of Andrew Zurica’s delectable burgers which includes single, double or triple burgers with a large variety of toppings such as lettuce, tomato, diced onion, grilled onion, mushrooms, pickles, and jalapeño. Although they pride themselves on their burgers, you can also indulge in one of their traditional delectable hotdogs, chili, French fries, and a variety of drinks.
Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches Truck
After a long day browsing countless shops and boutiques, you definitely deserve a treat. Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches are scooped-to-order and served in edible wrappers. Customers can choose between one-story, two-story or skyscraper (five-story) ice cream sandwiches in a delicious variety of flavors that include balsamic fig and mascarpone, beer and pretzels, brown butter candied bacon, and key lime pie. The franchise, which was established in 2008, also boasts gluten and vegan options on their menu and distributes their pre-packaged products to more than 6000 grocery stores including Whole Foods and Safeway. In NYC, you can find one of their 10 trucks and ice cream carts all over the city, ready to serve you a delectable icy meal with a smile.
It is a common belief among New Yorkers that you haven’t truly experienced the city until you have experienced the food. The next time you visit the Big Apple, be sure to indulge in some of the best street food money can buy in one of the most exciting cities in the entire world.