Last week we joined hundreds of guests at Village Voice’s 4th Annual Choice Streets Food Truck Event. Held at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, we got the chance to try NYC’s best food trucks and gorged ourselves on fantastic food and drinks.
One of our favorites of the night was the pork taco from Domo Taco, where they put an Asian spin on tacos, quesadillas, and burritos. We also learned what langos is from the Langos Truck, which is pretty much a Hungarian variation of pizza on fried dough and traditionally topped with sour cream and cheese. Learn something new every day!
There were several pizza options, all which were different and equally amazing. Valducci’s Pizza served their signature thick Sicilian slice with a size of a powder sugar-coated zeppole. Pizza Luca and Luzzo’s were thin crust New York-style pizza, highlighting the importance of delicious dough.
We loved the Snowday Food Truck, not only for their delicious maple syrup-themed foods with ingredients sourced from local farms. The truck is run by Drive Change, an organization that trains and employs formerly incarcerated youth in hopes of helping them find work and keeping them out of prison. It is quite literally a “vehicle for social justice”! Next, we really enjoyed the Bangkok basil spicy pork fried rice topped with a runny egg from Big D’s Grub, as well as the grilled chicken on pita from the Souvlaki Lady.
For dessert, we loved Andy’s Italian Ices where they served up their entire menu of flavors – SO many flavors, but their most popular one for the evening seemed to be the coconut creme ice. We also loved all of the sweets from The Treats Truck, including the sprinkled sugar cookies, peanut butter brownies, and pecan butterscotch bars.
Drinks included beers from Shock Top, and Califia Farms almond milk – who just release an amazing cold brew coffee – and refreshing ginger ale from Bruce Cost Ginger Ale. You can’t go wrong with original, but they have an assortment of delicious flavors, including their limited edition Blood Orange Meyer Lemon flavor. These would go great in summer cocktails!
Other delicious vendors included: Brooklyn Organic Coffee and Tea, Carl’s Steaks, Gorilla Cheese, Korilla BBQ, King of Falafel, Mike n Willie’s, Ponti Rossi, Solber Pupusas, Sweet Chili, Vintage Ice Cream Guys, and Yankee Doodle Dandy’s.
As always, it was a great time trying out all of these local food trucks, and we will be sure to stalk them for our next lunch outing!
Photos via Village Voice by Laura June Kirsch and by Socially Superlative