Jiannetto’s is essentially a mobile pizzeria, with high-temperature pizza ovens in the truck. They serve “Grandma”-style pizza, which has some sauce, and even less cheese.
Fun Buns was founded by the folks behind the popular Bian Dang Taiwanese food truck. The Fun Buns cart emerged last spring with pork belly bao (Chinese buns), then they came out with beef bao at the beginning of the summer.
There’s a fairly new food truck in town called Taco Bite, but since we’ve been eating and writing about tacos a lot lately, we decided to get a burrito this time.
The Cinnamon Snail is probably the best-known vegan food truck in the city, but one of the better options for vegetarian food may surprise you – the Comme Ci Comme Ça truck.
The tacos come 3 for $7, and there’s plenty of food for your hard-earned lunch money. As for deciding which tacos to order, the choices are bulgogi beef, spicy pork, ginger chicken or spicy chicken.
After the ice is shaved into a cup, they put on fruit or other toppings, then a sauce. My fruit choices were blueberries, strawberries or frozen grapes. I went for strawberries and frozen grapes, which sounded intriguing.
One of the better lunch deals around, whether from a food truck or a restaurant, is Cambodian Cuisine Torsu. Most of their lunches are $5.95, and you get a lot of bang for the buck.
Bark started with a small strorefront in Park Slope, then added another outlet at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This season they opened a stand at High Line Park. That’s where I went a couple of times recently to sample some dogs.
There are many ways to cool off during a hot city summer, and here’s another one: An Icy Introduction, a stand selling Caribbean-style SnoBalls, SnoCreams and Slushes.
The fish po’ boy is 3 pieces of fried whiting with house cole slaw in a sandwich. On the first bite, there was a nice crunch from the breading, the taste of fresh fish, and more crunch from the coleslaw. The breading was nice and crunchy, but not heavily spiced at all.
When we see a halal food cart, we assume they will have chicken or “lamb” over rice with white and hot sauce. Lately, we’ve run into a few halal carts with chicken tikka masala, kati rolls and fish served with Indian spices and sauces.
We brought home an assortment of cookies to enjoy with our family – and enjoy them we did. Our goodie bag included a snickerdoodle ($2), flourless chocolate walnut ($2.25) and a macarella ($3).
With all the exotic food trucks around, it’s been a while since we had that staple of the American lunch diet, a tuna melt. And with a $5 tuna melt, we had room in our wallet for $4 onion rings.
What’s the first rule of street food? Long lines = fresh food.
The most recent food truck to hit the street is Toum, which is described on the side of the truck as authentic Lebanese cuisine. We can’t vouch for their authenticity, but we can tell you about the menu, the food we tried, and whether we liked it or not.
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