Meet NYFTA’s Newest 2020 Food Truck Vendors


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YFTA’s list of food truck vendors that are award-winning, nationally recognized, and perennial hometown favorites is always growing. 

Check out the latest additions to the NYFTA family. From a taste of the South right here in NYC, to Bangkok’s iconic street food scene without needing your passport (and much more), find out how these food trucks can help make your next event memorable and delicious.

 

1. COUSINS MAINE LOBSTER: FRESH NEW ENGLISH EATS IN THE BIG APPLE

Founded in 2011 by (you guessed it) two cousins in California, Cousins Maine Lobster was inspired by their childhoods spent eating fresh Maine lobsters (complete with those iconic bibs and buttery ears of corn). 

And, Cousins Maine Lobster’s initial success led to an appearance on ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank.” Almost immediately, they hit it off with “Shark Tank” judge (and famed real-estate mogul) Barbara Corcoran. With her backing, Cousins Maine Lobster has now expanded to 20 trucks in 13 cities around the U.S., including New York. 

You can’t go wrong with Cousins’ menu, from a traditional Maine Lobster Roll (served chilled, with a touch of mayo, on a New England style roll) or cup of New England clam chowder or lobster bisque, to a lobster quesadilla, with cheese, pico de gallo, and cilantro lime sauce, on a fresh flour tortilla, and even gluten-free options. 

With so many options for the seafood lover in all of us, Cousins Maine Lobster brings the heart and soul of New England’s finest foods, right to N.Y.C. and beyond.

 

2. MADE FROM SCRATCH: COMFORT FOOD WITH SOUL

Chef and DJ Dallas Green combined his passion for food and music to launch his New York food truck Made From Scratch, bringing eclectic remixes to classic American comfort food. 

Featured in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and on Food Network’s “Chopped,” Chef Green and Made From Scratch create a fine-dining, food truck experience with creations like their “Chicken Wafflewich,” brined in sweet tea (the definitive summertime Southern drink), and “Lobster Grilled Cheese,” poached in butter and seasoned with their special Louisiana spice blend. 

Nothing feeds a crowd better than delicious dishes that’ll make everyone come back for seconds, which is why “Made From Scratch” is the perfect partner for everyone’s food truck catering needs.

 

3. SANTO CEVICHE: A TASTE OF LATIN AMERICA WITHOUT LEAVING HOME

Founded by two siblings who love food, and inspired by the sun-soaked shores of Perú and Columbia, Santo Ceviche believes in serving authentic Latin American dishes made from the freshest ingredients. 

Known for their eponymous “ceviche” {filled with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins (like, D and B12) and minerals (like, calcium and iron), Santo Ceviche brings their passion for Peruvian and Columbia cuisine right to the tri-state area. 

Whether you’re in the mood for their variety of ceviche, fish tacos, or want to sample their “catch of the day,” Santo Ceviche has your cravings covered. 

From lunch on-the-go to catering events large and small, Santo Ceviche is more than a food truck, it’s “an  outdoor experience with a kitchen on wheels.”

 

4. TWISTED STEAKS: AUTHENTIC PHILLY CHEESESTEAKS WITH A TWIST

What could be better than a mouthwatering Philly Cheesesteak, with tender sliced ribeye, caramelized onions, and gooey mozzarella and provolone? How about if it’s on a hand-twisted artisan pretzel?

Twisted Steaks takes Philly cheesesteaks to the next level, putting their homemade spin on a Northeast classic. Founded by childhood friends, their love of good company and great food truck inspired their dreams of owning their own food truck. And in 2016, they made those dreams a reality. 

From the original “Cheesesteak Pretzel” to their “Loaded Waffle Fries” (seasoned and topped with steak or chicken, maple-glazed bacon, and a smothered with melted cheese), Twisted Steaks combines the salty sensation of a warm pretzel and the meaty goodness of a classic Philly cheesesteak, creating distinctive dishes that are all their own. 

 

5. WARUNG ROADSIDE: BANGKOK’S STREET FOOD ON THE STREETS ON NEW YORK

Warung Roadside is more than a food truck, it’s the classic “boy meets girl” story, but also how the “boy” fell in love with the “girl’s” native country; its sights, its sounds, its culture, and (of course) its food.

Husband-and-wife team Trevor Lombaer and Sutathip Aiemsaard are on a mission to introduce the street food scene of Bangkok, Thailand to New York, by recreating its dynamic and vibrants flavors here at home. 

Much like we think of our local convenience store, the name “Warung Roadside” honors the traditional family-run, Indonesian roadside stalls. First operated as a Pad Thai pushcart in Brooklyn, Warung Roadside is now a foodie favorite, with features in Eater, the New York Post, and Gothamist. 

And, with its famous “Holy Basil Stir Fry” and “Bangkok Street Style Pad Thai,” all those accolades are well-deserved, making “Warung Roadside” an award-winning and “must-try” New York food truck. 

 

6. HUDSON VALLEY’S BEST BURGERS AT WESTCHESTER BURGER CO.

There’s few challenges tougher than creating the perfect hamburger, but Westchester Burger Co. has been serving the best specialty burgers in the Westchester area since 2010. 

After launching successful restaurants Graziella’s and Blue with his family, Angelo DiFeo ventured out on his own, in search of bringing the best of this classic American fare to his community. 

“I love burgers personally, he says. “It is just a thought I had for a long time, to do something unique and different and that’s how I came up with this concept.”

If you’re visiting one of Westchester Burger Co.’s three locations, or their local food truck, make sure to try their award-winning “Original WBC Burger” (made with 10 ounces of prime beef, with smoked mozzarella, garnished with frisee, pickles, and tomatoes, and slathered in Westchester Burger Co.’s “secret sauce”) named Westchester Magazine’s “Best Burger in the Hudson Valley.”

 

TAKE A BITE OUT OF NYFTA’S NEWEST FOOD TRUCK VENDORS

Home to the best local cuisine that can’t be matched anywhere else and also the best dishes from all corners of the globe, these New York food truck vendors are making New York’s iconic food truck scene bigger, better, and brighter. 

Whether you’re in the mood for a special treat or looking to feel a hungry crowd, these food trucks can help you satisfy your biggest cravings.