New York's Best Street Food: Sorry, Restaurants

When you are moving and shaking and moving some more in New York City, you get hungry. You need something you can put in one hand, while your cell phone is in the other, moving your feet at the rapid city pace that is the norm for this part of the country.

What better than street food to fill any suggestions of emptiness in your stomach? While street food was once considered a last choice option, it has arguably become more popular than sit-down restaurants. Food trucks are still on their meteoric rise and before they crash and burn, we would like one more taco, please.

Have some Korean BBQ in an unexpected format with Korilla BBQ. A burrito with kimchi slaw and smokey sauce might not be found on the streets of Mexico, but that is why you are eating in New York City. 

Perhaps the smell of New York's dirty water dogs is making you crave vegetables. The cult-following behind The Cinnamon Snail should be all the review you need. People line up on the coldest and rainiest days for a hit of Creme Brulee donuts. There are some things worth suffering for.

No need to leave the pulse of New York's streets, pretty much ever. Get out there and open wide.

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Unlike most snails, the Cinnamon Snail was not so easy to catch. It was available for public events and private catering, but recently opened a new brick and motor by Penn Station. Still, the truck can be found around the city through their...  Read More


Wafels and Dinges roughly translates to Waffles and Things in Dutch. But basically, the "things" are the toppings on the crisp-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside golden Belgian waffles. From Bartlett pears with walnut blueberry crumble to...  Read More

Although Domo Taco has a restaurant, its bread and butter - or tacos and quesadillas, as it were - is their food trucks. It is famous for unique flavour combinations, such as their crispy tempura fish and kimchi infused falafel tacos. Tacos are...  Read More

Snowday Food Truck
Photo courtesy of Snowday Food Truck Facebook page

There is a word for you if you love maple syrup. No, it's not Canadian. It's a Maple-ite. Snowday Food Truck may have invented the term, but they deserve it, with a menu of what they call "gourmet lumberjack." Maple syrup features heavily, with...  Read More

Adding to our culinary education, this El Salvador treat translates as yum (well, not literally, but you know what we mean). The round patties appear like tortillas at first glance but are stuffed with fillings from cheese to perfectly seasoned...  Read More

One of the common excuses for not eating healthily is: "I don't have time." Well, excuse yourself no longer with The Green Radish, driving right into your life with a truck full of delicious vegan options. Recently relocated to Jersey City, this...  Read More

Here is a New Year's resolution you can stick to: eat more grilled cheese this year. And why not? It's good for the soul and it reduces stress. The Morris Truck is a prime way to stay on top of this resolution with buttery and crunchy bread...  Read More

Theatre District

On the website of Nunchas, they quote a customer as saying, "So, like, I don't want to be overdramatic, but the Argentinian beef empanadas are the light of my life and I die a little every day we can't be together." Although that certainly is...  Read More

Tex-mex has become so common, we almost no longer put it in the fusion category. But what about ko-mex? That's the new Tex-Mex: Korean Mexican food. The Korilla BBQ food truck somehow knows how to make the result of the two diverse cultures...  Read More


Meet Courtney Sunday

Courtney Sunday has lived in England, Switzerland, Canada and the US, finding her way into the professions of freelance writing and yoga teaching in between travel opportunities. She learned...  More About Courtney

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