By Perry, the voice behind New York Street Food
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The summertime season is bringing a slew of new food trucks to New York City and Hoboken. From strictly vegan eats to a meatball truck designed by a rock star, there will be no shortage of new mobile menus to try as the weather warms up.
While earlier this year we saw the first authentic Philly cheesesteak truck in Phil’s Steaks, last weekend, the famed Shorty’s Cheesesteaks had their soft opening, chicken and Italian roast pork heros.
On the other end of the spectrum, “The Squeeze” is a vegan truck serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in the East Village and Union Square West.
One of the better new trucks is Mexico Blvd, who rub their meats with spice blends that impart vibrant flavors. Their menu isn’t large, with mainly tacos and tortas, but it is delicious.
On the Asian front, a new cart called Fun Buns was rolled out by the team behind Bian Dang. They will eventually have 3 different types of bao (Chinese buns), although only 2 types are being served as of today.
Chinese Mirch also has bao, which they call duck sliders on the menu, as well as momos, which are Tibetan dumplings.
Just a couple of weeks ago we saw the debut of the Munchie Mobile, owned and run by NYU students who make big burgers, chicken sandwiches, grilled cheese and even pancakes. They should be able to satisfy most munchies cravings.
Other new food trucks in 2012 are the Urban Lobster Shack, serving up a menu slightly more varied than the other lobster trucks. (Five different types of lobster rolls, clam chowder and french fries).
Iif you like big meatballs and rock ‘n’ roll, check out Marky Ramone’s Cruisin’ Kitchen – a truck brought to the city by the Ramones’ drummer.
Despite new laws which discourage food trucks in New Jersey, the city of Hoboken will see some new food on four wheels.
Cool Beans, serving iced coffees, tea, banana whips and waffles recently debuted. Additionally, Molly’s Milk Truck is scheduled to hit the street on May 20th with an American menu of healthy salads and sandwiches.
Back in the city, there are several new food carts, as well.
Kelvin Slush has a new Ice Cube at the corner of Bleecker St & 6th Ave, although it is off the corner for repairs for the next week or two.
Union Square West welcomes a new cart called Morocho, which their menu describes as Peruvian Fusion.
There are also new places to enjoy all these food trucks, new and old.
There’s the new World Financial Center Food Truck Court, the Long Island City Food Truck Lot, and even the return of a few trucks to the old Tavern on the Green spot in Central Park by West 67th St.