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! The New York Food Truck Association will cater the event, so rest assured, you will be able to get mouthwatering meals and snacks from the best NYC food truck vendors. Here is a quick rundown of the NYFTA-approved trucks making an appearance at Belmont Stakes this year. Get ready to make some pretty tough decisions, not only when it comes to picking a winning horse. It is pretty tough to decide which food truck to pick :) All of the food trucks are going to be lined up at the Coors Light Food Truck Village.


  • Abeetz - Wood-Fired Pizza

  • Cousins Maine Lobster - Fresh Maine Lobster

  • Empire BBQ - Freshly Smoked BBQ

  • Glazed & Confused - Mini Donuts

  • Gorilla Cheese NYC - Gourmet Grilled Cheese

  • Mac Truck - Gourmet Mac&Cheese

  • Melt Bakery - Ice-Cream Sandwiches

  • Nuchas - Baked Empanadas

  • Phil’s Steaks - Philly Cheese Steak

  • Souvlaki GR - Greek

Our 'coolest' vendors

Summer is only a few weeks away, and soon enough all you'll be wanting to find in the streets are going to be ice pops, ice cream and other frozen treats that can cool you down. Of course, ice cream trucks are to be found all around Manhattan as soon as the temperature rises at least close enough to the point where all we want is to eat ice pops - all day long!  But many of those trucks offer generic, same-old-same-old takes on ice cream. Who wants more of the same boring stuff? The New York Food Truck Association knows all of the best, unique cold treat trucks around, and we are not going to keep it to ourselves!

Andy's Italian Ices

Do you like ice cream but trying to stay fit? We have a solution! Andy's Italian Ices is a Gourmet Italian ice truck serving over 45 different flavors of ices, that will bring your 'Italian Ices' experience to the whole new level! You can pick from a variety of water or creme ices made out of the freshest ingredients. Andy's Italian Ices tradition is known for their naturally sweetened ices. That's right! Instead of using fructose or syrups, Andy's team uses freshly squeezed fruit juice to flavor all of their ices. Their rich repertoire of flavors includes Italian favorites, American classics, and even sugar-free options. They have everything from Cookies & Cream, Birthday Cake, Swedish Fish to Sicilian Cannoli for that genuinely Italian experience. Andy's Ices are also masters in ice pops, and their truck is a full espresso bar as well. Private catering? Andy's Italian Ices has you covered. Make sure to stop by their truck to taste for yourself!

Melt Bakery

Melt's mission has always been simple: Create delicious ice cream cookie sandwiches & serve them up with the best customer experience. A 2012 Best Dessert Vendy Award winner, Melt ice cream sandwiches became a number one choice for many catering events and food venues all over NYC. Melt's ice cream sandwiches choices range from simple and familiar (like The Lovelet, Red Velvet Meltcakes + Cream Cheese Ice Cream) to adventurous and seasonal (like The Jack for fall: Molasses Cookies + Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream). Melt's ice cream sandwiches are always approachable, fun, and satisfying.

Bike Expo NY - May 3-4, 2019

This week, the largest bike expo on the East Coast is returning to NYC! Bike Expo New York is a two-day convention happening on May 3rd and 4th at Basketball City (299 South Street), and it’s completely free and open to the public. You can expect over one hundred exhibitors, from local innovators to big companies, introducing their newest ideas and merchandise. You can expect some great giveaways, contests, product demos, and other entertainment. You can also check out all the latest designs in bike wear and gear. If you’re an experienced biker looking to find the perfect aerodynamic swag for your next cross-country mountain trip, or if you’re just a regular New Yorker that loves to bike around and wants to meet other bikers, then be sure to stop by the Bike Expo.

Bike Expo organizers know how tiring biking can get, so they reached out to us with a straightforward request - to bring the best food trucks in NYC to feed all of the hungry visitors. The entire NYFTA team brainstormed and came out with a list of vendors, who are going to bring various cuisines. Empire BBQ NYC (BBQ) is going to have the juiciest smoked ribs and burgers, Big D’s (Asian-Fusion) and El Toro Rojo (Mexican), will serve their regular menu as well as vegan options, and Neapolitan Express (Pizza), Souvlaki GR (Greek) and Wafels & Dinges (Belgian Wafels) will serve their regular menu as well as vegetarian options.

We’re looking forward to seeing all our fellow foodies this Friday and Saturday! Keep calm and bike on :)


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! Mark your calendars and join the NYFTA team in supporting Nuchas NYC. We wish Ariel and the entire Nuchas team the best of luck!

Nuchas Journey:

In 2011, Nuchas opened its first retail location in the heart of NYC, Times Square.  Soon after they started their first food truck, and two additional pushcarts helping Nuchas create a reputation among the NYC street food scene. In 2013, Nuchas won Rookie of the Year Vendy Award, and in the same year, they opened their second retail location in Greeley Square. In 2014, Nuchas won the People's Taste Vendy Award, and it's been fast-growing ever since.

On April 8th, we celebrate National Empanada Day! The word ‘Empanada’ translates as ‘enbreaded,’ that is, wrapped or coated in bread. Empanadas originated in Spain in the early 1500s, then traveled across the ocean to South America, where they became an irreplaceable part of the culture. The actual empanada flavor varies from country to country. Argentinians specifically enjoy serving empanadas at a family dinner once a week as well as at parties and special events.

Nuchas Locations:

Times Square: Broadway and 47th Street

Greeley Square Park: 97 W 32nd Street

Columbus Park: 233 Joralemon Street

Nuchas Truck: For daily location updates follow Nuchas on Twitter.

Photo Credit: @nuchasnyc