Signs of Spring: Bring on the Food Trucks

Colleen Nicosia received a taste of Joyride's buzz flavor, a frozen yogurt with a bit of caffeine for the after-lunch slump. photo Julia Furlan

By Julia Furlan | WNYC.org

Colleen Nicosia received a taste of Joyride's buzz flavor, a frozen yogurt with a bit of caffeine for the after-lunch slump. photo Julia Furlan

After a wet, chilly start to spring, New Yorkers are ready to revel in something they love:  food trucks.

For the smoothies and falafel sold here, it's all in the name, apparently. Julia Furlan/WNYC

Though Mister Softee is the mainstay of chilled treats, the gourmet food truck craze now includes a plethora of upscale alternatives like smoothies, slushies—is there a difference?—and frozen yogurt with toppings.

http://culture.wnyc.org/articles/features/2011/apr/27/springtime-snacks-nyc-food-trucks/