Published on May 15th, 2013 | by Greg0
Choice Streets: Flying High On NYC Food Trucks
Last week, we got the chance to sample around 25 of the best NYC food trucks, thanks to the Village Voice Choice Streets event. We previewed the tasting, and thankfully the weather held out and it was a lovely evening to board the Intrepid and spend some time tasting delicious eats from across the burroughs.
Sadly, by the time we arrived, a few of the trucks had already run out of food. Clearly, the event was popular, with lines reaching 45 minutes at some points. We also missed a couple of ones that we had been looking forward to. Hibachi Heaven was only serving veggies, and
But of the ones there, a couple truly impressed! Miami Food Machine, for instance, offered some tasty Latin-inspired treats that definitely will have us searching them out for lunch. Solber Pupusas are always fantastic- freshly made and piping hot, they’re a perfect blend of savory and saltiness. Coolhaus offers design-your-own ice cream sandwiches- a brilliant idea that is executed flawlessly. If you haven’t tried Kelvin Slush Company, check out their flavors- you might get brain freeze, but it will be worth it. Nuchas Empanadas, as well, are typically excellent, though it was a bit of an off night for the very busy truck and when we visited, all that remained were over-cooked ones.
The event is a great way to see what’s roaming around, and what trends are coming up soon in a pop-up restaurant and then finally a full brick-and-mortar store. We’ll see you next year- or at the next Village Voice tasting event!