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New York has been known for its bright lights and star-studded shows, but the Big Apple has much more to offer than what we see on television. Not only is New York a staple location for great shows, but it is also best cited for their amazing, greasy, and delicious food trucks.
From the Brooklyn borough to the high tops of Manhattan, you can find the best food trucks just around every corner. For tourists looking to expand their taste buds, here are the five best food trucks in New York City!
Originally a Queens staple, the cart dominated the corner of 30th Street and Broadway in Astoria for almost a decade before it won the Vendy Award for New York’s Best Street Food in 2010.
Now, its second cart in Midtown Manhattan peddles its famous falafel and shawarma to the masses, in addition to meaty plates like the Freddy’s Junior: chicken, kefta and basmati rice topped with chopped onion and doused liberally in tahini and chili sauce.
What started out as a lone taco cart in SoHo in 2006 which was labeled as one of New York’s first has since grown into a fleet of carts across the city and a handful of brick-and-mortar locations.
Its original SoHo cart remains its most popular location, still slinging soft corn tacos cradling slow-cooked chipotle pork, hearty bowls of jalapeno cheddar grits and burritos packed with beer-battered fish, beans, rice and Monterey Jack cheese.
Though Lumpia Shack has recently upgraded to its own brick-and-mortar, its original location at Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg street food market still remains.
Each roll is packed with locally ground pork, roasted duck, or truffled mushrooms which are then hand rolled and fried to perfection. Unlike regular street food, Lumpia Shack’s plating is restaurant quality.
The lumpia are arranged artfully on a tray, drizzled with homemade sauce and garnished with pea shoots and pickled vegetables which you can’t get anywhere else!
For more on food and tourist attractions read my latest post: “3 Things to do in San Francisco (Again!) “