New York’s booming food truck scene has plenty of cuisines to choose from, especially when it comes to dessert. You can get everything from fresh, homemade chocolate chip cookies to soft serve cones stuffed with dulce de leche and dipped in chocolate. Here are the trucks you should be looking for when in need of something sweet. By Siobhan Wallace
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Andy's Italian Ices
Italian ices are the quintessential warm weather treat. Made on Long Island with real fruit — not syrups– Andy’s Italian ices come in a plethora of flavors, including sour apple and, our favorite, cake batter. Their season starts April 1st, check their Twitter account (@AndysItalianIce) to track them down.
Big Gay Ice Cream Truck is really a Mr. Softee gone rogue. Not only is it sparkling clean inside, they offer so much more than just soft serve. Stop by for their infamous Salty Pimp, a cone filled with vanilla ice cream, pumped with decadent dulce de leche, sprinkled with sea salt, and dipped in chocolate. It’s salty, sweet, and everything you need from an ice cream cone. Check their Twitter (@biggayicecream) for their season opener, coming soon.
Ice Cream Sandwich
Last year, this Los Angeles transplant brought their goods to the city. This truck takes ice cream sandwiches to another level–chewy, fresh cookies sandwiching creamy, homemade ice cream, both in a variety of flavors for the customer to mix and match at will. Check their Twitter (@CoolhausNY) for their daily landing spot.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Treats Truck burst onto the food truck scene full of delicious baked treats, much to the delight of fans and passers-by. Kim Ima bakes up her treats in Brooklyn before trucking them all over the city. Stop by for her fantastically chewy chocolate chip cookies, or nostalgia-inducing ice cream cone cupcakes. Check her Twitter (@TheTreatsTruck) for the day’s spot and any specials.
Wafels & Dinges is famous for serving up two types of Belgian waffles topped with your choice of sweets. Try the Liège waffle, which has a sweet sugar crunch with a chewy interior that can hold up to all the toppings – including hot fudge mixed with Nutella covered whipped cream. Check their Twitter (@waffletruck) for the truck location.
Siobhan Wallace is the co-founder of BlondieandBrownie.com.