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The 6 Best Dessert Food Trucks In New York City

August 8, 2011 8:00 AM

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(credit: Big Gay Ice Cream Truck/Facebook)

(credit: Big Gay Ice Cream Truck/Facebook)

The food truck trend has taken off across the city over the last few years, and the streets of New York have got something for everyone –  from the traditional street meat to dumpling trucks. But if you need a sugar rush to jump start your day, keep your eyes peeled for these vendors. Here are the six best dessert trucks in New York City.

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Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

big gay ice cream truck The 6 Best Dessert Food Trucks In New York City

(credit: Big Gay Ice Cream Truck/Facebook)

Usually at Broadway & 17th street
biggayicecreamtruck.com or follow on Twitter

Fancy, delicious soft serve ice cream. Try the Bea Arthur (Dulce de Leche with crushed Nilla Wafers) or the Choinkwich – chocolate ice cream and caramelized bacon smushed between cartwheel cookies. Confections like these are served up by wise-cracking neighborhood celeb Douglas Quint. Ordinary is a relative term here.

Cupcake Stop

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The Cupcake Stop (credit: Cupcake Stop)

Various locations during the week
cupcakestop.com, or follow on Twitter

Touted as the “first mobile cupcake shop” in New York, satisfy your sweet tooth with their seasonal menu of frosting-topped joy. Summertime specials include mango oatmeal and coconut strawberry. You can get all the usual flavors, plus indulgences like chocolate caramel pretzel and cream cheese brownie, year-round.

Sweetery NYC

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Fans line up at the Street Sweets truck. (credit: Sweetery NYC)

Various locations during the week
streetsweetsny.com or follow on Twitter.

How sweet it is – sample tasty treats like orange brioche, chocolate whoopie pies, and oat currant scones baked fresh inside this bright blue truck, dubbed “Chopper.” Get a custom-filled croissant or a savory quiche and wash it down with a fresh espresso or cappuccino.

The Treats Truck

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'Dessert Nachos' From The Treats Truck (credit: The Treats Truck/Facebook)

Various locations during the week
treatstruck.com or follow on Twitter.

Mexican chocolate brownies, cupcakes, and oatmeal jammies are available from a truck named “Sugar.” The truck itself is sweet to the environment: it runs on compressed natural gas. Self-described owner/baker/driver/eater Kim Ima says her sweets are “not too fancy, always delicious.” She and her team are doing something right: they’ve won a Vendy award for their efforts.

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Truck

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(credit: Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream/Facebook)

Various locations during the week
vanleeuwenicecream.com or follow on Twitter

Take a vacation from the ordinary when you get dessert at this truck – choose from Michel Cluizel chocolate, tart and light Red Currant, or a variety of other flavors. The truck also serves up Intelligentsia coffee, and offers their own affogato – a scoop of vanilla ice cream drowned in espresso.

Wafels and Dinges

waffels and dinges The 6 Best Dessert Food Trucks In New York City

(credit: Wafels And Dinges/Facebook)

Various locations during the week
wafelsanddinges.com or follow on Twitter

Get two authentic tastes of Belgium in one truck. Whether you like your wafel light and crispy or soft and chewy, be sure to pile it high with dinges (toppings) like strawberries, fudge, or their famous, cinnamon-y spekuloos spread.

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