Perry, the founder of New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City street food.
If you follow the world of NYC street food, the Snow Day food truck will be familiar to you. If you don’t follow it, just know that Snow Day won the 2015 Vendy Cup as the best NYC street food vendor of 2015.
Besides great food, there are other reasons to give Snow Day your business. The biggest is their commitment to providing training to at-risk young adults for careers in the food-service industry. That’s a fantastic mission, but we’re here to talk about lunch.
On our first visit to Snow Day last year, we got the maple grilled ham and cheese, their signature dish, which was delicious. The menu is never large at Snow Day, but we decided to try the fried ribs for $7 and a side order of pickled veggies for $3. We’ve never had fried ribs before. Our guess is the cooking style was determined by the limited equipment in a food truck’s kitchen.
There were five decent-sized ribs in the order, which also came with a maple chimichurri dipping sauce. We’re not sure if the ribs were partially cooked before going on the grill, but whatever they did, the meat was very tender. There was a bit of crispiness on the outside of the ribs from being fried, and the meat inside was soft and moist.
The ribs were a little saltier than expected, but it was not overpowering. In fact, the maple chimichurri dipping sauce was the perfect accompaniment to the ribs, perking up the flavor nicely, although the maple flavor could have been stronger.
The pickled vegetables included carrots, snow peas and asparagus, and they were a tangy and refreshing side dish.
You can find the Snow Day food truck on Twitter here and on Facebook here. Also, every Tuesday through Labor Day, they are outside the NY Public Library by 40th St & 5th Ave as part of the #FoodTrucksOnFifth summer program run by Bryant Park. They have a different food truck each day of the week, which should add some variety to your lunch hour!