Meet the NYFTA

The New York Food Truck Association (NYFTA) promotes local mobile food vending in the New York City area by connecting New York's top food truck & carts to potential business opportunities.

Our members are a group of diverse mobile culinary artists who operate throughout all 5 boroughs of New York City. Cuisines range from Korean BBQ, Lobster Rolls, and Mac 'n Cheese to Dim Sum and Waffles and more!

The NYFTA also provides consultation services for existing and future mobile vendors.
Please complete the contact us form for more information.

What we do

The New York Food Truck Association curates one-of-a-kind, memorable food truck events and experiences. Whether you're looking to bring gourmet food truck catering to an event, rent a mobile kitchen, facilitate a marketing promotion, or build a custom food truck, we provide a turn-key service for your mobile culinary needs. Check out our services and capabilities below.

Branded Promotions

Corporate Events

CUSTOM MOBILE BUILDOUTS

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Events

Private Events

Weddings

 

Who we work with

We are thrilled to work with some of the most globally recognized companies and brands. We view our clients and venues as partners and work collaboratively with them to exceed their expectations.

In partnership with our amazing members, we customize each client’s experience to their unique needs. Below are some of the great companies we are proud to work with.

Clients

Word on the street

The New York Food Truck Association is constantly working to promote and support the mobile food truck and cart industry in New York and our 50+ amazing members. Have a press-related inquiry? Contact info@nyfta.org.

NYFTA founder Ben Goldberg on Fox & Friends with award-winning trucks Nuchas, Phil's Steaks, STUF'd Truck & El Toro Rojo.

Food Truck Friendly Venues

Looking for a food-truck friendly venue? We work hand-in-hand with venues and event spaces throughout the tri-state area to make food truck catering magic happen. Here are some of our venue partners that ♥ food trucks.

FAQ

 

GENERAL

How big is a food truck?
The average truck is 17 - 24 feet long and about 8 feet wide.

What kind of food is available on a food truck?
In New York, there are an endless variety of cuisines available at all hours. And like everywhere else in New York there’s always a vegan, gluten-free or whatever dietary restriction is most popular at the time option for you. If you’re restriction of choice is particularly obscure just ask first.

Where can a food truck park?
Although street parking can be complicated, the NYFTA's members will work with you to find the perfect parking spot for your event or promotion. Food trucks can park anywhere on private property. 

What about permits and insurance?
All of our food truck members are fully permitted and insured. They are registered with the department of health and the required governmental agencies. In the event that new permitting is required, we work with the truck owners to obtain them.

 

BOOK A FOOD TRUCK

How do I book a truck?  
Please complete our Book a Food Truck form. Once submitted, a member of the NYFTA will be in contact within 24-48 hours. Please include as much information about the event as possible, including: event type, date(s), preferred truck, and estimated guest count. You can also email us at info@nyfta.org.

How much should I expect to budget for a food truck?
Pricing varies greatly depending on the truck, the location(s), and timeframe. We are always here to help you find the right truck for your budget. Contact us to inquire about food truck pricing.

How many guests can one food truck serve? Can I rent multiple trucks?
Typically, one food truck serves 80 – 100 guests per hour.  We can source as many vendors as needed for your event - from a single cart to dozens of food trucks!

Can we customize our menu?
OF COURSE! We work with the food truck owners to curate custom menus to meet your event needs. From cocktail hour small one-bite appetizers to full meals for a corporate gathering, the NYFTA members do it all.

How far will NYFTA members travel for an event?
NYFTA members will generally travel within the tri-state area (depending on location). Additional fees typically apply outside the 5 boroughs.

Can I wrap a food truck?
Absolutely. Food truck wraps are creative promotional tools for corporate or personal occasions, . Our members frequently facilitate marketing promotions for Fortune 500 companies. Contact us for more details.

Do your vendors rent their vehicles as mobile kitchens?
Yes! If you need a temporary mobile kitchen, please contact us.

 

BILLING & CANCELLATION

How does payment work?
Depending on your event, payment can be structured one in a few ways:

Private Event Buyout: Event host covers the cost of the catering and food truck services directly, and there is no charge for the guests. Prices are estimated at a per / person and time-based rate (typically 2 hours).

Private Event Sales: The hired food truck accepts cash and credit card sales on site. There is typically a minimum spend. 

What if I need to cancel my event?
Our members understand that things happen. Cancellation fees and timeframes vary & will be discussed upfront. 

What if more people show up to a private then expected?
Most trucks carry a small excess of food and would most likely be able to serve an additional 10% at an additional per person charge. This depends on the truck and the amount of storage they have.