Meals On Wheels
The best food trucks for family dinner
The gourmet street truck trend shows no signs of waning, and as always we’re psyched to see what will pop up this summer. (We’ve already got our scopes on the new Rouge Tomate truck opening this month at the 64th Street entrance of Central Park and the Screme gelato cart that will be parking at Verdi Square on the UWS). In the meantime, here are some of our favorite family-friendly carts, for those nights when the kids want to stay outside “just a little bit longer.”
The crispy, crunchy, paper-thin crust of Eddie’s Pizza is kind of like matzoh—in a good way. It’s called a “Bar Pie,” and it takes five minutes to make. But there’s usually a long line, so call the truck (917.439.7522) in advance to place your order. Plain pies start at $7. Track the truck at http://www.eddiespizzany.com.
There’s always a celebration dance when Wafels and Dinges hits our neighborhood. The Belgian food truck serves up airy, fresh-baked “wafels” (waffles) with “dinges” (toppings) like BBQ pulled pork, ice cream, or spekuloos—a Belgian spread that tastes like gingerbread and cinnamon. There’s also a mini Wafelini for smaller appetites. They have several trucks roaming the City, plus a permanent spot right outside the Central Park Zoo. Wafels start at $5, the first dinge is free, with additional toppings at $1 and up. Track the trucks at http://www.wafelsanddinges.com.
Beyond its seriously addictive Angus-beef burgers, GO Burger also serves up all-natural turkey burgers, chickpea veggie burgers, and Kobe Beef hot dogs. They’re also known to honor off-the-menu requests for Turkey Phillies or Turkey BLTs. And then there are the cheese fries. Burgers are $5-11; hot dogs $6-9; fries $3-4. Track the truck at http://www.goburger.com.
There are three kinds of hand-pounded, breaded cutlets—chicken, pork, cod—at Schnitzel & Things. So you’re bound to find something for even the pickiest of eaters. You can order a schnitzel sandwich on fresh-baked ciabatta bread, or build your own platter with a choice of two sides like sauerkraut or Yukon gold fries. But the best part is the sauces: pesto mayo, ginger scallion and garlic, or chipotle sour cream—plus the usual ketchup, mustard and tartar sauce. $8 for a sandwich, $10 for a platter. Track the truck at schnitzelandthings.blogspot.com.