New York, NYC: Grub on the Go – NYC’s Best Food Trucks

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By Valerie Pritchard |

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I can safely say without bias (ok, maybe there’s a little bias) that the New York City dining experience is a glorious, glorious thing. It’s all about flavor, variety and catering to a city of people who, native or visiting, are always on the go. Enter the food truck. Whether you’re looking for pastries, tacos or a grilled cheese, chances are that there’s a food truck for that. They’re all over the city just waiting to be discovered. And although I’ve yet to meet a food truck that left me disappointed, I definitely have my favorites. So, without further ado, I present the top 5 food trucks you should visit next time you’re in the Big Apple.

5. Sweetery NYC

The best thing about Sweetery (besides the fact that it’s conveniently located right outside my office) is that it offers snack-sized portions. I know that doesn’t seem like a big deal, but a lot of food trucks give you a TON of food, which isn’t ideal if you’re just looking for a nibble. Sweetery is great to stop by for a bit of dessert after lunch.

4. Eddie’s Pizza

I have this theory that it might actually be impossible to find bad pizza in New York City. Whether or not I’m right, Eddie’s is yet another instance of excellent New York pizza. Pizzas come in personal or large sizes, but they also make sandwiches if you want to switch things up.

3. Mexico Blvd.

For my fellow Texans visiting the Big Apple and worrying that they’ll have to go without great Mexican food, have no fear. Mexico Blvd. has some seriously awesome tacos and their guacamole is great.

2. Gorilla Cheese NYC

Gorilla Cheese NYC isn’t the city’s only grilled cheese truck, but it’s probably my favorite. It of course has your standard grilled American cheese sandwich, but there are quite a few other cheese options and toppings. Like bacon. And caramelized onions.

1. Wafels & Dinges

Wafels & Dinges is, as you might have guessed, a waffle truck. Wafels are waffles and dinges (which I’m sure not entirely sure how to pronounce) are the toppings. I remember the first time I had a Wafel. It was a Bom (a warm waffle covered in powdered sugar and chocolate sauce and topped with a scoop of ice cream and in my case, bananas) and it was the beginning of a long and happy relationship. Even if you’re not much one for sweets, they also have a more savory selection.