We celebrated Village Voice‘s first annual Choice Streets last week at Pier 86 by the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. The evening started off relatively chilly and progressive got colder and more frigid throughout the night – but that didn’t stop us from checking out all the different food truck offerings!
One of the highlights of the evening was the Morris Grilled Cheese truck. This sounds silly, as grilled cheese is essentially the simplest thing ever of melting cheese onto bread – however, Morris uses fine, gourmet cheeses that leave you salivating for more. Chinese Mirch served up delicious and juicy Tibetan Momos (i.e. dumplings) in a chili sauce with rice.
I recently learned what a Pupusa is at Smorgasburg a few weeks ago, and had the pleasure of trying them from Solber Pupusas, topped with pickles, onions, and cabbage. The gyros from Souvlaki GR were nothing too out of the ordinary, but the meat was juicy and tender. The King Falafel & Shawarma served up piping hot falafel coming straight out of the frier onto your plate with their delicious sauces.
Long lines formed right off the bat for Korilla BBQ, everyone vying for a taste of their signature Korean tacos. People were also eagerly waiting for the Red Hook Lobster Pound, where they were serving their shrimp rolls. While the shrimp rolls were good, I guess you gotta make it out to their regular location to get a taste of their stellar lobster rolls. Frites ‘N’ Meats served up grassfed Angus sliders.
For refreshments, the Green Pirate Juice Truck mixed up some refreshing and healthy juices to help us balance out all the food. Kelvin Natural Slush Co. blended up some delicious slushified frozenness. I opted for their special, which was their 1/2 tea, 1/2 citrus base slush with the white peach mix-in. Definitely the drink of the summer.
Dessert! Coolhaus gave us the option to personalize our very own ice cream sandwich with a variety of different types of cookies and flavors of cream. You can’t go wrong with anything from Wafels and Dinges where they gave generous heapings of whipped cream and Speculoos.
The Cupcake Crew fattened us up with three amazing options: red velvet, salted caramel, and maple bacon. Obviously the maple bacon was begging to be tried, and it tasted like all delicious aspects of breakfast in one bite – the cake portion was reminiscent of pancakes, the icing was coated with a thin layer of maple syrup, and on top was sprinkled with just a bit of salty bacon.
Yet another great feast from Village Voice!