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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.

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.


“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” - Paul Prudhomme
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Kelvin’s Food Truck - GrubHub   Kelvin’s Food Truck is specializing in German/American cuisine. The items that people go crazy for are Schaller and Weber Sausages, Brauhaus Burger or Currywurst Pommes.  Location: 9-1 44th Dr, Long Island City, NY 11101

Kelvin’s Food Truck - GrubHub

Kelvin’s Food Truck is specializing in German/American cuisine. The items that people go crazy for are Schaller and Weber Sausages, Brauhaus Burger or Currywurst Pommes.

Location: 9-1 44th Dr, Long Island City, NY 11101

Kimchi Taco Truck & Kimchi Grill - GrubHub, Seamless, UberEats   Kimchi Taco Truck opened their first no-frills store in Brooklyn and their menu is just perfect. You can try some of their famous dishes such as Kimchi Tacos, Korean BBQ Beef Short Rib Bowl, Kimchi Fries or Korean Wings.  Location: 766 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Kimchi Taco Truck & Kimchi Grill - GrubHub, Seamless, UberEats

Kimchi Taco Truck opened their first no-frills store in Brooklyn and their menu is just perfect. You can try some of their famous dishes such as Kimchi Tacos, Korean BBQ Beef Short Rib Bowl, Kimchi Fries or Korean Wings.

Location: 766 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Korilla BBQ - GrubHub, Seamless, Postmates   Korilla BBQ has two restaurants which you can get your delivery from when you crave some of the best Korean BBQ in NYC! We recommend The Bulgogi Ribeye Bowl, Spicy Pork Bowl, and Bulgogi Cheesesteak Egg rolls.  Locations: 672 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022 & 2 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Korilla BBQ - GrubHub, Seamless, Postmates

Korilla BBQ has two restaurants which you can get your delivery from when you crave some of the best Korean BBQ in NYC! We recommend The Bulgogi Ribeye Bowl, Spicy Pork Bowl, and Bulgogi Cheesesteak Egg rolls.

Locations: 672 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022 & 2 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Luke’s Lobster - GrubHub, Seamless, Postmates   Tasting just like if they were just delivered straight from Maine, Luke’s lobster rolls are world renown, using only 100% sustainable ingredients. Currently, Luke’s Lobster has 10 locations around NYC. Hungry for the greatest Lobster Roll or perhaps some New England Clam Chowder?  Locations: Multiple, find the one closest to you and to place an order.

Luke’s Lobster - GrubHub, Seamless, Postmates

Tasting just like if they were just delivered straight from Maine, Luke’s lobster rolls are world renown, using only 100% sustainable ingredients. Currently, Luke’s Lobster has 10 locations around NYC. Hungry for the greatest Lobster Roll or perhaps some New England Clam Chowder?

Locations: Multiple, find the one closest to you and to place an order.

Mr. Bing - GrubHub, Seamless, UberEats   Let’s start with explaining what a BING is. Bings are a traditional Northern Chinese street crepe, folded into a sandwich, typically served on the back of a bicycle cart. Our favorites are Traditional Bing, General Tso’s Chicken Bing, and Peking Duck Bing.  Locations: 152 W 28th St., New York, NY 10010 230 Park Ave, New York, NY 10169 47th & Broadway, New York, NY 10036

Mr. Bing - GrubHub, Seamless, UberEats

Let’s start with explaining what a BING is. Bings are a traditional Northern Chinese street crepe, folded into a sandwich, typically served on the back of a bicycle cart. Our favorites are Traditional Bing, General Tso’s Chicken Bing, and Peking Duck Bing.

Locations: 152 W 28th St., New York, NY 10010 230 Park Ave, New York, NY 10169 47th & Broadway, New York, NY 10036

Nuchas - GrubHub, Seamless, UberEats   Nuchas, the empanada king of New York, serves unique flavors, which now you can enjoy by just simply using one of the delivery apps above. Since we like to eat good, we want you to get the best as well. If you do, make sure to try the most popular empanadas - Argentine, Italian Sausage and Ham & Cheese.  Locations: Broadway & 47th St., Broadway, NY, NY 10036 97 W 32nd St., New York, NY 10001 233 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY 11201

Nuchas - GrubHub, Seamless, UberEats

Nuchas, the empanada king of New York, serves unique flavors, which now you can enjoy by just simply using one of the delivery apps above. Since we like to eat good, we want you to get the best as well. If you do, make sure to try the most popular empanadas - Argentine, Italian Sausage and Ham & Cheese.

Locations: Broadway & 47th St., Broadway, NY, NY 10036 97 W 32nd St., New York, NY 10001 233 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY 11201

Uncle Gussy's - GrubHub, Seamless, Doordash   Uncle Gussy’s is serving authentic Greek food. Some of the most popular items on their menu are Chicken Platter, Veggie Greek Salad and Gyro Sandwiches  Location: 48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005

Uncle Gussy's - GrubHub, Seamless, Doordash

Uncle Gussy’s is serving authentic Greek food. Some of the most popular items on their menu are Chicken Platter, Veggie Greek Salad and Gyro Sandwiches

Location: 48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005

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. After our sampling, we have come to a conclusion that’s worth sharing. Next time you’re trying to decide, which food truck to pick to get the best food, service, and value, we have you covered!

ABEETZ - WOOD-FIRED PIZZA   Making pizza as authentic as authentic can get, Abeetz pizza truck is our #1 pick when it comes to pizza. Founder David D'amico managed to bring together his passion for pizza and his family history to create one of the most successful food trucks in NYC. All you have to do now is to decide, whether you want to want to eat your pizza straight, folded, or use silverware :)   Tip:  Abeetz makes an Avocado Toast personal style pizza. Need we say more?

ABEETZ - WOOD-FIRED PIZZA

Making pizza as authentic as authentic can get, Abeetz pizza truck is our #1 pick when it comes to pizza. Founder David D'amico managed to bring together his passion for pizza and his family history to create one of the most successful food trucks in NYC. All you have to do now is to decide, whether you want to want to eat your pizza straight, folded, or use silverware :)

Tip: Abeetz makes an Avocado Toast personal style pizza. Need we say more?

BIG D'S GRUB - ASIAN FUSION

It’s very likely that you’ve spotted one of Big D’s trucks in action serving the hungry crowds of New Yorkers. The Chef and Owner of Big D’s, Dennis Kum, converts his passion for food into amazingly tasty, flavorful food creations that are an absolute must try!

Tip: No need to wait till next Tuesday to get Big D’s Spicy Chicken Tacos! Also, their Bulgogi Rice Platter is just FLAVORSOME!!

DISO'S - ITALIAN SANDWICH SOCIETY NYC   If you are an Italian sandwich lover, then Diso’s is the food truck for you. Adam DiSilvestro, a.k.a. Diso, grew up with Italian parents and there is no doubt he exactly knows what a classic Italian sandwich is about. Diso makes his sandwiches using imported Italian meats and cheeses sourced from famous DiPalos in Little Italy, NYC. Diso’s truck was also featured on Food Network's TV show  Great Food Truck Race.    Tip:  Vinny Chins, Joey Shakes, or Eddie Mush are among the top picks that we love!

DISO'S - ITALIAN SANDWICH SOCIETY NYC

If you are an Italian sandwich lover, then Diso’s is the food truck for you. Adam DiSilvestro, a.k.a. Diso, grew up with Italian parents and there is no doubt he exactly knows what a classic Italian sandwich is about. Diso makes his sandwiches using imported Italian meats and cheeses sourced from famous DiPalos in Little Italy, NYC. Diso’s truck was also featured on Food Network's TV show Great Food Truck Race.

Tip: Vinny Chins, Joey Shakes, or Eddie Mush are among the top picks that we love!

EL TORO ROJO - MEXICAN   In Mexico, street food is a part of their culture, and since Gabriel Apreza and his children opened their truck, it has become a part of our culture, too. El Toro Rojo brings homemade Oaxacan Cuisine to the streets of NYC. They believe in simple, locally sourced dishes, with quick service and consistent quality. Their menu consists of Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas and Fajita bowls, all which are just to die for.   Tip:  You can pick from six protein options - Chicken, Steak, Al Pastor, Chorizo, Shrimp or Carnitas. You can also go meatless, just veggies.

EL TORO ROJO - MEXICAN

In Mexico, street food is a part of their culture, and since Gabriel Apreza and his children opened their truck, it has become a part of our culture, too. El Toro Rojo brings homemade Oaxacan Cuisine to the streets of NYC. They believe in simple, locally sourced dishes, with quick service and consistent quality. Their menu consists of Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas and Fajita bowls, all which are just to die for.

Tip: You can pick from six protein options - Chicken, Steak, Al Pastor, Chorizo, Shrimp or Carnitas. You can also go meatless, just veggies.

GLAZED & CONFUSED - FRESH MINI DONUTS   You’re going to go nuts for these donuts - guaranteed! In a case like this, size doesn’t matter as much as the quality and experience. Lifelong friends Dan and Larry founded Glazed & Confused in 2015 with a simple goal: Bring their delicious & made-to-order mini donuts to the streets of NYC! Served by the tray, their signature donut combos are always a huge hit.   Tip:  Flavorssuch as doNutella and S’mores are their customers favorite. For those over 21+, you can ask for their boozy seasonal flavors :)

GLAZED & CONFUSED - FRESH MINI DONUTS

You’re going to go nuts for these donuts - guaranteed! In a case like this, size doesn’t matter as much as the quality and experience. Lifelong friends Dan and Larry founded Glazed & Confused in 2015 with a simple goal: Bring their delicious & made-to-order mini donuts to the streets of NYC! Served by the tray, their signature donut combos are always a huge hit.

Tip: Flavorssuch as doNutella and S’mores are their customers favorite. For those over 21+, you can ask for their boozy seasonal flavors :)

MAKINA - ETHIOPIAN & ERITREAN EATERY   As a first food truck of it’s kind in NYC, Makina will surely bring you a whole new culinary experience. Offering both meat and vegetarian/vegan options, Makina Cafe gives a slice of Northeast African culture to the city of New York while giving warm & welcoming service. Their big yellow truck will surely make your day a bit brighter (and more delicious!)   Tip:  Makina truck gives you an option to choose and create your own plate. P.S. Their Beef Sambusa is fantastic.

MAKINA - ETHIOPIAN & ERITREAN EATERY

As a first food truck of it’s kind in NYC, Makina will surely bring you a whole new culinary experience. Offering both meat and vegetarian/vegan options, Makina Cafe gives a slice of Northeast African culture to the city of New York while giving warm & welcoming service. Their big yellow truck will surely make your day a bit brighter (and more delicious!)

Tip: Makina truck gives you an option to choose and create your own plate. P.S. Their Beef Sambusa is fantastic.

NUCHAS - EMPANADAS   In 2009, Ariel and his wife (Leni) arrived in New York City with two things: $9,000 and a dream! A few years later, a kiosk in Times Square to award-winning empanadas, Nuchas has taken this handheld food to another level and became the empanada king of New York. Nuchas truck serves unique flavors like Italian sausage and pepper, spicy cheese, and Seitan Al Pastor. These empanadas are freshly baked (not fried!)   Tip:  Team Nuchas recommend to get about 3-4 empanadas per person to get one full meal. What a great opportunity to try a whole bunch of flavors.

NUCHAS - EMPANADAS

In 2009, Ariel and his wife (Leni) arrived in New York City with two things: $9,000 and a dream! A few years later, a kiosk in Times Square to award-winning empanadas, Nuchas has taken this handheld food to another level and became the empanada king of New York. Nuchas truck serves unique flavors like Italian sausage and pepper, spicy cheese, and Seitan Al Pastor. These empanadas are freshly baked (not fried!)

Tip: Team Nuchas recommend to get about 3-4 empanadas per person to get one full meal. What a great opportunity to try a whole bunch of flavors.

PHIL'S STEAKS - PHILLY CHEESESTEAKS   Phil’s Steaks is NYC’s 1st Authentic Philly Cheesesteak Food Truck and quickly amassed one of the largest followings around. With a combination of high-quality beef ribeye and freshly baked rolls shipped directly from Philly, this truly is the most authentic cheesesteak you can get without actually going there. American Steak, Pepper Steak, Shroom Steak... you can never go wrong with this classic Philly sandwich.   Tip:  You will probably hear Phil using the word “Jawn”. That’s how they like to call their truck. For those that don’t know, the word “Jawn,” is Philly slang – a noun that can replace just about anything and everything.

PHIL'S STEAKS - PHILLY CHEESESTEAKS

Phil’s Steaks is NYC’s 1st Authentic Philly Cheesesteak Food Truck and quickly amassed one of the largest followings around. With a combination of high-quality beef ribeye and freshly baked rolls shipped directly from Philly, this truly is the most authentic cheesesteak you can get without actually going there. American Steak, Pepper Steak, Shroom Steak... you can never go wrong with this classic Philly sandwich.

Tip: You will probably hear Phil using the word “Jawn”. That’s how they like to call their truck. For those that don’t know, the word “Jawn,” is Philly slang – a noun that can replace just about anything and everything.

SOUVLAKI GR - GREEK   One of the only true classic Greek trucks in New York City, Souvlaki GR has been serving their delicious kabobs and gyros to the hungry people of Manhattan since 2010 when they won the Vendy award for Rookie of the Year. The following year they won the Vendy Peoples Choice Award as well as The NYC Food and Wine Festival People’s Choice award.   Tip:  Charcoal-grilled meat inside a warm pita, with a slice of tomato, red onion, tzatziki sauce, and french fries INSIDE - Chicken Souvlaki Pita is out hot pick.

SOUVLAKI GR - GREEK

One of the only true classic Greek trucks in New York City, Souvlaki GR has been serving their delicious kabobs and gyros to the hungry people of Manhattan since 2010 when they won the Vendy award for Rookie of the Year. The following year they won the Vendy Peoples Choice Award as well as The NYC Food and Wine Festival People’s Choice award.

Tip: Charcoal-grilled meat inside a warm pita, with a slice of tomato, red onion, tzatziki sauce, and french fries INSIDE - Chicken Souvlaki Pita is out hot pick.

WAFELS & DINGES - BELGIAN WAFFLES   So the story goes... In 2007, King Albert II of Belgium mandated the Belgian Ministry of Culinary Affairs to bring his   authentic (and  very  scrumptious) Liege & Brussels waffles to the NYC streets .  And so, the first Wafels & Dinges yellow food truck was born! The goal: Give America's "Belgian Waffles" a serious upgrade. Wafels & Dinges is arguably the most award-winning truck in New York City, including the following prestigious titles: Best Dessert, 2009 Vendy Awards + Winner, 2010 Throwdown with Bobby Flay + Best Dessert Truck in America, 2013 The Daily Meal.   Tip:  WAFELS & DINGES truck is so good, people like to rent it for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, office parties, and all sorts of events. Everyone ♥s the Wafels & Dinges!

WAFELS & DINGES - BELGIAN WAFFLES

So the story goes... In 2007, King Albert II of Belgium mandated the Belgian Ministry of Culinary Affairs to bring his authentic (and very scrumptious) Liege & Brussels waffles to the NYC streets. And so, the first Wafels & Dinges yellow food truck was born! The goal: Give America's "Belgian Waffles" a serious upgrade. Wafels & Dinges is arguably the most award-winning truck in New York City, including the following prestigious titles: Best Dessert, 2009 Vendy Awards + Winner, 2010 Throwdown with Bobby Flay + Best Dessert Truck in America, 2013 The Daily Meal.

Tip: WAFELS & DINGES truck is so good, people like to rent it for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, office parties, and all sorts of events. Everyone ♥s the Wafels & Dinges!

3 Creative Ways to Use a Food Truck at your Next Event

Long headline, important topic.

Every event is unique in it’s own way - from the venue to the food being served, all the way down to why the event is being hosted. There are many creative ways to utilize a food truck for a WOW factor that will leave a long-lasting impression on your guests and set your event apart from the rest of the pack.

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1. Use the physical truck as a brandable space

Fabricate the food truck with a fun, eye-catching design to grab the attention of the masses. Use hashtags, social media slogans and recognizable branding to get your message across. Brighter colors look so cool driving through the streets of Manhattan!

For a brand activation, plan to stop in diverse, high traffic locations throughout the city and boroughs to get the most out of the mobile advertising space.

A brand activation in partnership with MiQ and El Toro Rojo was an eye-catcher!

A brand activation in partnership with MiQ and El Toro Rojo was an eye-catcher!

2. Customize and personalize

The NYFTA members all have great menus that they are known for but pairing down their catering menu to 2-5 options makes it seem like more thought went into the event and helps expedite ordering and service two-fold! Several of the members have vegetarian options available upon request so you can think ahead to accommodate any dietary restrictions.

Weather is also a huge factor in determining an event menu. If your event is being held outside during the summer, you know it’s going to be sweltering and might consider choosing cooler menu items such as lobster rolls, sides of guacamole, cold brew coffee or ice cream sandwiches.

Red Hook Lobster Pound knows how to keep guests cool at an outdoor summertime event!

Red Hook Lobster Pound knows how to keep guests cool at an outdoor summertime event!

Another way to customize is to use the food service products to your advantage.

Napkins, food containers, drink cups, stickers: you name it and you can customize it! These are great takeaways that guests physically hold and take with them after they visit a food truck. Even if they get thrown away at some point, the brand impression is still there.

3. Add interactive elements

  • Place a drop box near the truck service window for business cards if you are hosting a corporate event to enter a drawing for a raffle. Everyone loves swag!

  • Use signage to your advantage. Most food trucks have a menu board you can either customize or use as a part of your truck fabrication. An “A frame” sign on the sidewalk next to the food truck is also useful for explaining menu selections and welcoming guests in an unexpected way.

  • Staff brand ambassadors (shout out to Mustard Lane) to engage with attendees, take orders, collect emails or use technology to show live clips of a product you are launching.

  • A photo booth might seem overdone but if used in a strategic way, it can have a huge impact on the engagement factor of your event. Guests can snap a photo and quickly post directly to social media using your wedding hashtag or tagging your brand.

No matter how you go about incorporating different elements and details into your event, consider this evidence that food trucks are always an unexpected treat!

Now go forth and get creative!