Food Truck BLOG

The Safe Way to Pay: Consumers and Businesses Embrace PayPal’s QR Codes

November 11, 2020

The Safe Way to Pay: Consumers and Businesses Embrace PayPal’s QR Codes

Learn about how PayPal’s QR Codes can benefit your business and win over consumers in the COVID-19 era.

The Best Greek Food in NYC

November 10, 2020

The Best Greek Food in NYC

Gyros, souvlaki, Greek salads, and everything in between, these Greek food trucks in NYC will be your new go-to’s for lunch, dinner, and even catering your next event.

Food Trucks Feeding Hungry Voters in NY on Election Day

November 3, 2020

Food Trucks Feeding Hungry Voters in NY on Election Day

Throughout NY and the U.S. food trucks are helping Americans celebrate their civic engagement and our nation’s democratic process.  

Say Hello to  NYFTA’s 5 Newest Members

October 26, 2020

Say Hello to NYFTA’s 5 Newest Members

From pit-smoked barbecue tacos and wood-fired oven pizza, to empanadas and even a unique take on banana pudding, check out NYFTA’s five newest members that’ll take your event to the next level.

Why Your Brand Activation Should Be Data Driven

October 19, 2020

Why Your Brand Activation Should Be Data Driven

In today’s experiential marketing landscape, brands have the ability to expand their reach and do so with pinpoint accuracy thanks, in large part, to ever-evolving technological solutions.

Food Truck Catering for Your Halloween Party

October 14, 2020

Food Truck Catering for Your Halloween Party

Halloween is around the corner, and if you’re planning a boo-tiful party check out why food truck catering is the perfect way to let the ghoul times roll.

Build Team Spirit For Your Working From Home Employees With Food Truck Catering

September 30, 2020

Build Team Spirit For Your Working From Home Employees With Food Truck Catering

Check out the advantages of those face-to-face moments in the office and ways you can bring co-workers together again through delicious meals and tantalizing treats.

How Our Senses Sell Us: Exploring Taste in Sensory Marketing

September 16, 2020

How Our Senses Sell Us: Exploring Taste in Sensory Marketing

Let’s explore the science and psychology of taste in experiential marketing and how your brand can create lasting emotional connections that will build brand loyalty and boost sales. 

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month With NYC’s Best Latin Food Trucks

September 10, 2020

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month With NYC’s Best Latin Food Trucks

With so many amazing food trucks offering an eclectic variety of Latin, South, and Central American cuisine there’s no shortage of ways to expand your horizon and see the world without leaving home.

The 11 Best Dessert Food Trucks in NYC

September 8, 2020

The 11 Best Dessert Food Trucks in NYC

If you’re looking to satisfy a sweet craving, take a look at the 11 best dessert food trucks in NYC.

Meet NYFTA’s Newest 2020 Food Truck Vendors

September 2, 2020

Meet NYFTA’s Newest 2020 Food Truck Vendors

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.

5 Reasons Why Food Trucks are the Best Catering Choice in NYC

August 27, 2020

5 Reasons Why Food Trucks are the Best Catering Choice in NYC

Just like at your local street fair or festival, food trucks are a must-try highlight and always a crowd pleaser. And with so many benefits, food trucks are the best catering option in NYC.

Thinking Beyond Brick-and-Mortar: How Mobile Kitchens Can Help Your Brand

August 19, 2020

Thinking Beyond Brick-and-Mortar: How Mobile Kitchens Can Help Your Brand

Mobile kitchens have seen a significant rise in popularity over the past year, thanks in large part to the expansion of restaurants looking to increase their reach in creative ways as the world continues to navigate the effects of COVID-19.

The Tastiest Looking Food Trucks in America

August 4, 2020

The Tastiest Looking Food Trucks in America

Let’s take a look at food trucks in America that have turned their mobile eateries into art, becoming just as acclaimed as the delicious food they’re slinging. 

Marketing Food Trucks in NYC

July 30, 2020

Marketing Food Trucks in NYC

Why not take your show on the road and bring your brand directly to where your audiences are? With marketing food trucks, you can amplify your brand at the intersection of engagement and excitement.

Celebrating National Nutrition Month With New York Food Trucks

July 23, 2020

Celebrating National Nutrition Month With New York Food Trucks

Food trucks offer so much more than just guilty pleasures to indulge in. In celebration of National Nutrition Month, New York Food Truck Association takes a look at some of New York’s finest food trucks offering healthy (and delicious) choices.

How New York Food Trucks Can Help You Celebrate the 4th of July

July 22, 2020

How New York Food Trucks Can Help You Celebrate the 4th of July

Check out how partnering with the finest food trucks serving up classic American cuisine helps you host an outdoor private event that’ll make for the most memorable 4th of July.

Hot Diggity Dog! It’s National Hot Dog Month

July 14, 2020

Hot Diggity Dog! It’s National Hot Dog Month

July marks “National Hot Dog Month,” so ditch that grill and hit the streets of New York for some of the tastiest franks in the world from these New York food trucks.

Make National Ice Cream Day a Treat With NYC Ice Cream Trucks

July 6, 2020

Make National Ice Cream Day a Treat With NYC Ice Cream Trucks

July 19th marks our celebration of National Ice Cream Day, which is so popular that the holiday falls during National Ice Cream Month. With so many options to indulge in, check out these NYC ice cream trucks that’ll make you scream for ice cream! 

Welcome Employees Back to Work With Catering From New York Food Trucks

June 23, 2020

Welcome Employees Back to Work With Catering From New York Food Trucks

As New York executes its “Phase 2” reopening plans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of New Yorkers will continue returning to work. Make a memorable event to celebrate being back with food truck catering.

Hosting a Private Event This Summer With New York Food Trucks

May 15, 2020

Hosting a Private Event This Summer With New York Food Trucks

May is the National Barbecue month, and we thought there is no better food truck to celebrate with other than Empire BBQ, NYFTA’s newest member.

Branded Food Trucks for a Good Cause

May 7, 2020

Branded Food Trucks for a Good Cause

Using a branded truck or food truck can also be the perfect vehicle to say “thanks” or give back to your customers and community in a creative and delicious way. Check out some of these branded food truck activations for a good cause.

Food Truck Wedding: Love in the Time of Coronavirus

May 6, 2020

Food Truck Wedding: Love in the Time of Coronavirus

With weddings scaled-back due to COVID-19, find out why a food truck wedding is a perfect alternative to make your big day memorable.

#FrontlineFoodTrucks: New York Unites to Fight COVID-19

April 7, 2020

#FrontlineFoodTrucks: New York Unites to Fight COVID-19

Find out how you can help New York’s medical professionals fighting against COVID-19 and check out how NYFTA members are giving back to their communities affected by the pandemic. 

Celebrating National Burrito Day With New York Food Trucks

April 1, 2020

Celebrating National Burrito Day With New York Food Trucks

April 2nd marks “National Burrito Day,” celebrating the delicious and versatile Mexican dish wrapped in a tortilla. Did you know that some of New York’s finest food trucks are home to some of the most delicious burritos from coast-to-coast?

Food Relief Organizations Providing Help to New Yorkers in Need

March 20, 2020

Food Relief Organizations Providing Help to New Yorkers in Need

Food banks and charities across New York City are helping feed those in need, as the coronavirus pandemic grinds the city to a hat, leaving millions uncertain as to where they will get their next meal.

Live Like the Irish: New York’s Best Food Trucks to Toast St. Patrick’s Day

March 9, 2020

Live Like the Irish: New York’s Best Food Trucks to Toast St. Patrick’s Day

Food trucks offer so much more than just guilty pleasures to indulge in. In celebration of National Ditch that pitcher of stale green beer and bag of green bagels and host your St. Patty’s Day party with the finest craft brews and authentic Irish fare from the most popular food (and alcohol) trucks in New York.

Ditch the Delivery: How Food Trucks Can Boost Your Next Office Event

March 4, 2020

Ditch the Delivery: How Food Trucks Can Boost Your Next Office Event

Tired of the usual Chinese for lunch or pizza ahead of an office meeting? Instead of the “same old same old” why not surprise your hungry employees with a food truck for your next office or corporate event.

New York Food Trucks: Taking a Bite Out of the Big Apple

March 2, 2020

New York Food Trucks: Taking a Bite Out of the Big Apple

May is the National Barbecue month, and we thought there is no better food truck to celebrate with other than Empire BBQ, NYFTA’s newest member.

Savvy Social Media Strategies for Successful Food Truck Marketing

February 26, 2020

Savvy Social Media Strategies for Successful Food Truck Marketing

Fueled by hungry customers who are “on-the-go,” food trucks have capitalized on their global popularity with savvy social media marketing strategies that are putting them at the center of the culinary culture scene.

Showcase Your Perfect Brew at Coffee Fest New York 2020

February 21, 2020

Showcase Your Perfect Brew at Coffee Fest New York 2020

Stir up your brand’s potential at Coffee Fest New York 2020, this year’s hottest destination in the U.S. for all-things coffee.

2020’s Tastiest Dessert Trucks for Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2020

2020’s Tastiest Dessert Trucks for Valentine’s Day

Forget flowers and a card. Indulge your special someone’s sweet tooth with a culinary tour of New York’s best dessert trucks for Valentine’s Day.

The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

May 30, 2019

The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival is back on June 6-8, and the entire NYFTA team is excited about to be a part of it once again!

Meet Empire BBQ NYC

May 8, 2019

Meet Empire BBQ NYC

May is the National Barbecue month, and we thought there is no better food truck to celebrate with other than Empire BBQ, NYFTA’s newest member. 

PB&J Day

April 17, 2019

PB&J Day

National PB&J Day on April 2 was even more fun this year, all thanks to Peanut Butter & Co. and their ‘Grab a spoon!’ event in Union Square NYC to support Food Bank For New York City.

Nuchas – Shark Tank and National Empanada Day One Day Apart!

March 27, 2019

Nuchas – Shark Tank and National Empanada Day One Day Apart!

Exciting days ahead for Ariel, the founder of Nuchas, and his team! Ariel will be jumping into the tank this Sunday, April 7th, to pitch on Shark Tank!

Zara Opens New Flagship Store at Hudson Yards

March 20, 2019

Zara Opens New Flagship Store at Hudson Yards

The Shops at Hudson Yards have finally opened at Hudson Yards! This new ‘mini-city’ that features some unique architecture including the “Vessel,” had its official ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday, March 15th.

Keep Up With Your Favorite Food Trucks In NYC

March 6, 2019

Keep Up With Your Favorite Food Trucks In NYC

Today we have a list of food trucks that are open during NYC’s lunchtime all around manhattan. After reading this article, you will be able to keep up with the food truck’s current locations and make your favorite part of the workday, lunch break, even tastier!

Interview of The Week: El Toro Rojo

February 27, 2019

Interview of The Week: El Toro Rojo

Dennis from El Toro Rojo shared the most exciting facts about his family business that he runs with his father. The story behind El Toro Rojo is worth reading!

Interview of The Week: Abeetz

February 20, 2019

Interview of The Week: Abeetz

David D’Amico, the founder of the Abeetz pizza food truck, managed to start a successful business with minimal experience in the industry.

Interview of The Week: Glazed & Confused

February 13, 2019

Interview of The Week: Glazed & Confused

One of the Glazed & Confused owners, Danny, talks about their concept and reveals some of the most interesting facts.

Interview of The Week: Makina Cafe

February 6, 2019

Interview of The Week: Makina Cafe

Makina Cafe’s owner, Eden Egziabher, is the first Eritrean-Ethiopian female food truck owner. Find out about some of the most interesting facts about Makina Cafe!

Top 10 Tastiest Food Trucks That You Can Find in NYC in 2019

February 5, 2019

Top 10 Tastiest Food Trucks That You Can Find in NYC in 2019

As the New York City’s food truck scene has become increasingly enormous, trying to find the best food can sometimes feel impossible. Our NYFTA team has done all of the heavy-lifting for you and has taste tested almost every food truck in NYC.

Food Truck Catering for Your Wedding

January 30, 2019

Food Truck Catering for Your Wedding

Without any doubt, a wedding day is one of the most important days in people’s lives. Picking the best catering for your wedding isn’t an exception.

Gourmet Food Trucks in NYC That You Can Find on Delivery Apps

January 23, 2019

Gourmet Food Trucks in NYC That You Can Find on Delivery Apps

You no longer need to leave your house or office to be able to taste some of the best street foods in NYC. Now it’s as easy as opening an app on your phone. We have a handy list of Food Trucks that you can order from just by using your favorite app.

Food Truck as a Marketing Tool

January 16, 2019

Food Truck as a Marketing Tool

Have you ever randomly seen a food truck surrounded by an enormous crowd of people and wondered what is going on? Well, next time don’t hesitate and check out these food truck promotions for yourself.

New York Comic Con 2018

October 17, 2018

New York Comic Con 2018

New York Comic Con is basically the pregame to the #1 costume holiday of the year but better. And instead of trick-or-treating for candy, cosplayers hop from food truck to food truck collecting savory treats to fuel up for the next panel.

Event Recap: 2018 Vendy Awards

September 26, 2018

Event Recap: 2018 Vendy Awards

“The Oscars of Street Food” has come and gone and we are STILL FULL. This past weekend, street vendors from across the boroughs came together on Governor’s Island for the annual cook off to celebrate what it means to be a successful small business.

Food Holidays: September

September 4, 2018

Food Holidays: September

September typically signifies the end of summer, transition to fall and all the glorious things that come with it. Our food truck vendors have the perfect way to celebrate this month.

Brand Ambassadors (And Why You Need Them)

August 15, 2018

Brand Ambassadors (And Why You Need Them)

Brand Ambassadors are such an important addition to any event or brand activation where you are trying to get a clear and concise message out to your audience.

Behind the Window: Toum NYC

August 8, 2018

Behind the Window: Toum NYC

Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of Toum: NYC’s most popular Lebanese food truck.

Foodie Tips: Snacks!

July 24, 2018

Foodie Tips: Snacks!

You know that feeling when hunger strikes and you must find a snack in order to survive the rest of your workday? The solution: food truck snacks!

Edible Art?

July 9, 2018

Edible Art?

Affectionately known as the Hot Dog Bus, this bright yellow eye-catcher is actually a functional art installation brought to New Yorkers by the Public Art Fund and Austrian artist Erwin Wurm to serve a quintessential summer staple to hungry park-goers.

Food Explorers – More of Our Favorite Culinary Pioneers

May 10, 2018

Food Explorers – More of Our Favorite Culinary Pioneers

Here are three more trucks to try on your next globe-trotting flavor expedition. Travel the world the NYFTA way, by sampling snacks from these delicious restaurants on wheels.

Best Birthday Food Trucks – 2018

April 14, 2018

Best Birthday Food Trucks – 2018

Food trucks aren’t just for big corporate parties or festivals, they can be booked for your own personal pleasure at an intimate event of any size.

Our Favorite Food Truck Friendly Venues

March 29, 2018

Our Favorite Food Truck Friendly Venues

Here is a helpful guide to some of our favorite partners, so you don’t have to go through the hassle of tracking a venue down yourself.

Melt Bakery

January 10, 2018

Melt Bakery

The brainchild of a NYC pastry chef, and a finance trained idea guy – Melt Bakery has become the city’s go to for delicious ice cream sandwiches.

5 Best Food Trucks For Warming Up

January 4, 2018

5 Best Food Trucks For Warming Up

If you still have to make that daily trek to work, then consider stopping at one of these gourmet trucks for a quick bite of warm, delicious comfort food. Shiver not, the New York Food Truck Association has got you covered.

Brooklyn Popcorn Takes a Classic Snack to a Whole New Level

December 29, 2017

Brooklyn Popcorn Takes a Classic Snack to a Whole New Level

Brooklyn Popcorn has brought delicious renditions of this staple snack to New York since 2012. With 18 different flavors ranging from savory to sweet, they are bound to have something to satisfy your cravings.

Arthur Treachers Crosses the Pond

December 7, 2017

Arthur Treachers Crosses the Pond

Fresh from the across the pond, Arthur Treachers famous fish and chips have touched down here in NYC. 

Abeetz a Pizza

November 2, 2017

Abeetz a Pizza

One of the first mobile wood fired pizza kitchens, Abeetz brings the gourmet styling of a wood fired pizza kitchen straight to, well, wherever you want it! 

Instafamous Burgers at Black Tap

September 20, 2017

Instafamous Burgers at Black Tap

A new spin on the classic luncheonette – modernized for the instagram age. Back Tap offers some of the most mouth watering, and over all drool inducing New York style burgers, fries, and wings.

The Bridge to Naples

September 6, 2017

The Bridge to Naples

Hailing from Naples, Italy Alessandro Capuano has set out on a mission to bring the delicious flavors of his home to the streets of New York City.

A Brief History of Waffles (and Dinges)

August 30, 2017

A Brief History of Waffles (and Dinges)

All the world is a waffle, and all of us are merely dinges.  The origin story of Waffles and Dinges is no less epic than the fluffy creations they are serving to this day.

Great Steaks at Gary’s Steaks

August 9, 2017

Great Steaks at Gary’s Steaks

The intoxicating scent of gooey melting cheese, dancing on the grill with sizzling steak, this is what lunch is all about. Gary’s steak serves up authentic Philadelphia style cheesesteaks, and made to order Hoagies right here on the streets of New York City.

Glazed and Confused

August 2, 2017

Glazed and Confused

Some say the best things in life are free, others say the best things in life are donuts, now we’re going to let you believe whatever you want but after a visit to our newest NYFTA member Glazed and Confused, we’re sold on the latter.

The Vendy’s are Coming – Coney Shack

July 11, 2017

The Vendy’s are Coming – Coney Shack

They’re coming quick, the Vendy awards are right around the corner. To prepare, as promised we are going to highlight some past winners to take home the gold!

Top Events to Have a Food Truck at this Summer

July 5, 2017

Top Events to Have a Food Truck at this Summer

Here’s a list of the best events to book a food truck for this summer, remember the best eats in NYC are always just a click away.

Letter Grades Coming to NYC Food Trucks

June 21, 2017

Letter Grades Coming to NYC Food Trucks

Last month, the City Council Health Committee voted unanimously passing a new bill requiring food carts and trucks to post letter grades, just like New York City brick-and-mortar restaurants.

The 2017 Vendy Awards Are Near!

June 14, 2017

The 2017 Vendy Awards Are Near!

The Vendy Awards are back for their 13th year and we’re feeling lucky.

Getting Saucy – Best New York City Food Truck Sauces – 2017

May 24, 2017

Getting Saucy – Best New York City Food Truck Sauces – 2017

We’ve put together a list of our favorite food trucks, with the best sauces in the city. Prepare to get messy.

Best of the Borough: Top Brooklyn Food Trucks – 2017

May 10, 2017

Best of the Borough: Top Brooklyn Food Trucks – 2017

With the food scene in Brooklyn bustling more than ever, we have seen loads of awesome, innovative, and down right irresistible mobile kitchens cruising through the Borough.

The Best of Both Worlds: Top NYC Fusion Food Trucks

May 3, 2017

The Best of Both Worlds: Top NYC Fusion Food Trucks

Luckily the new wave of fusion food trucks has come to rescue us from our daily dilemma. These culinary chefs have been changing the game with their uniquely delicious mash ups, and taking their creations to the streets for our lunchtime pleasure.

Top Sandwich Trucks in New York City – 2017

April 26, 2017

Top Sandwich Trucks in New York City – 2017

Sometimes a simple peanut butter and jelly will hit the spot, but in New York City the sandwich scene has reached new heights. Here’s our list of must have sandwiches for 2017.

Top 5 Food Trucks to Book for a Music Festival

April 5, 2017

Top 5 Food Trucks to Book for a Music Festival

Here’s part one of our list of the top NYC food trucks to look out for this festival season.

Top 5 New York Wedding Food Trucks – 2017

March 22, 2017

Top 5 New York Wedding Food Trucks – 2017

When it comes to that special day, every detail is of the utmost importance. We’ve put together a list of the best New York City food trucks for your New York wedding. The perfect day is just a click away.

Here are the Top 5 Food Trucks for Winter Comfort Food

February 21, 2017

Here are the Top 5 Food Trucks for Winter Comfort Food

We’ve made a list of the Top 5 New York City Food Trucks for getting your belly full of warm comfy goodness.

A Little Taste of Mykonos

December 27, 2016

A Little Taste of Mykonos

Boasting a “little taste of Mykonos in the heart of NYC” the Souvlaki truck lives up to its namesake and transports us to the scents and flavors of Greece.

Concrete Jungle Where Bulgogi Tacos Are Made Of

October 14, 2016

Concrete Jungle Where Bulgogi Tacos Are Made Of

With its iconic orange and black this creature is right at home in the middle of our urban jungle.