By Perry | New York Street Food for CBS New York
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The World Financial Center Food Truck Lot has some company downtown.
The NYC Food Truck Association area has introduced another food truck paradise in Soho’s LMCC’s LentSpace in Hudson Square, unofficially deemed the Hudson Square Food Truck Lot.
Newly opened (last week), the food truck haven sits on land owned by nearby Trinity Church. It’s on a roughly square block bordered by Varick St, Canal St, 6th Ave and Grand St. The Canal St station on the #1 train stops right there, and the Canal St station of the A, C, E is pretty close, too.
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The Hudson Square lot is scheduled to be open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., and they expect to have 6 food trucks per day once everything is running smoothly.
CBSNewYork was told that many food trucks were interested in being on this lot, so a lottery was held by the NYC Food Truck Association to select 18 different vendors (6 per day, 3 days per week).
During our visit to the lot, the vendors were Kimchi Taco Truck, Milk Truck, Mexico Blvd and Kelvin Slush.
As for seating, there were about 6 round tables with umbrellas and chairs, which will be in high demand on hot, sunny days. There were plenty of benches for sitting and eating, but there was no shade for those benches.
For some reason, a small covered stage was at one end of the lot, which gave me enough protection to eat outside in the rain. I have no idea whether this stage will remain or be removed. Maybe they’ll have live music to go with lunch. That would be pretty cool.
You can see who will be at the lot each day on their Twitter feed here or our Mobile Munchies Twitter feed.