The next time you have a sweet tooth, find out where one of these five dessert trucks is located in New York City. You might just be a few blocks away from your favorite treat. By Carly Petrone.
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Make sure to follow the red Carpe Donut truck so you can find out where to stock up on their apple cider donuts. This delicious doughy morsel is tender and steamy on the inside and slightly crunchy on the outside. Plus, it’s dusted with cinnamon sugar and infused with apple cider – the perfect winter treat! Warm up with a nice cup of cioccollata, an Italian style hot chocolate, or fresh mulled hot cider. Once it gets warmer, you definitely have to try their donut ice cream sandwiches. Follow them @CarpeDonutNYC to find out their next location.
You can’t go wrong with the legendary scoops over at the Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Truck. From their sweet and creamy Honeycomb flavor made with organic eggs, grass-fed dairy, and chunks of housemade honeycomb to vegan options like Salted Caramel and Matcha Green Tea, this truck will satisfy any sweet tooth you may be having. And don’t forget to check out their various sundae options like the Caramel Curried Nut – vanilla ice cream, candied curried nuts, caramel sauce, and whipped cream – or the New Yorker – espresso ice cream, fudge, whipped cream, and cacao nibs. Daily locations include Bedford & North 8th in Williamsburg, Prince and Greene in Soho, and University and 12th on University Pl. Stay up to date with flavors and locations @VLAIC.
Okay, The Green Radish isn’t technically a dessert truck but it does serve up awesome treats for the vegan eater. Grab a Daily Five Dollar Shake after lunch or nibble on their Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. Chocoholics can also bite into their decadent Raw Chocolate-Almond Tart while those who are looking for a Gluten-Free option can stock up on their Peanut Butter Cookies. You might just want to get a side of Baked & Grilled Rosemary Fries to-go. Because sweet and salty go hand in hand, right? Find out where this Jersey City-based truck is at @thegreenradish1.
Track down The Treats Truck when you’re having a serious sugar craving. They have everything from freshly baked cookies and pies to cake squares and brownies. Our favorite item is definitely the Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes – a frosted cupcake tucked inside an actual ice cream cone. And don’t forget the PB&J Sandwich Cookie, a sweet dessert version of the American classic. Keep your eye out for Twitter updates because owner Kim Ima occasionally has cookie decorating kits on hand so you can personalize your order. Make sure to follow them @TheTreatsTruck.
Milk Truck is known for its grilled cheese masterpieces (hello Bacon Cheddar Blue) but their milkshakes are another reason to track down the truck. First of all, they’re only $5.25 and they’re made with custom blend small batch ice cream. Choose from three delicious flavors including Tahitian & Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Dark Chocolate, or Crushed Malted Ball. Find them at the Brooklyn Flea as well as all around town. Follow them at @milktrucknyc to find out where they’re parked next.