Below is a list of the top and leading Food Trucks in New York. To help you find the best Food Trucks located near you in New York, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
New York’s Best Food Trucks:
The top-rated Food Trucks in New York are:
- King of Falafel & Shawarma – no-frills, popular food cart serving up falafel & other classic Middle Eastern staples.
- Wafels & Dinges – vibrant neighborhood cafe serving Belgian waffles & espresso drinks in spacious surroundings.
- Calexico Cart – a food truck in NYC that brings Mexican-style eats to the streets.
- Uncle Gussy’s – Greek food truck specializing in tzatziki sauce serves salad, platters, cheesesteak, pita & burgers.
- Hard Times Sundaes – a serious burger truck that has a cult following for its hamburgers.
King of Falafel & Shawarma
King of Falafel & Shawarma is owned by local Queens celebrity Fares Zeidela, who has been making their award-winning Middle-Eastern treats for years now. Their two popular carts are located in Manhattan and Queens respectively, but they also have a brick and mortar restaurant that is swamped by a lot of customers due to their wide assortment of popular dishes like their very famous falafel, shawarma, and kebabs.
Falafel and other Middle-Eastern foods
Address: 30-15 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106
Phone: (718) 340-8068
King of Falafel is a very good alternative to the halal guys. The mixed platter was really filling and good. This place has average sitting available. The price is above normal platters but you will not regret it when you get to eat the food. – Suman Maharjan
Wafels & Dinges
Wafels & Dinges is an extremely popular Belgian food truck that dishes out countless warm and toasty waffles to countless customers every single day. Their waffles have an assortment of sweet toppings like their speculoos cookie spread and the classic Belgian chocolate sauce.
They have also won countless prizes like the NYC Vendy Award for the best mobile vendor, Best Dessert Truck in America, among others.
Belgian waffles & espresso drinks
Address: 15 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009
Phone: (212) 510-7114
Delicious waffles!! Super busy too, that’s how you know it’s delicious. Worth the wait in the long line. – Shauna Marshall
Calexico Cart is one of the most famous street vendors in the whole of New York. They have been serving their award-winning menu since its inception in 2006 to countless New Yorkers. A lot of times there’s a long line but the wait is well worth it given that you can smell the food while you wait since it’s made in the cart itself. Their tacos and burritos are really popular and their staff is friendly and professional making the entire experience very pleasant.
Burritos, Chips and Salsa, Tacos, Rolled Quesadillas
Address: 132 Wooster St, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (347) 763-2129
Best damn Burritos in the city and all from a tiny cart on the street. Be prepared for a little wait as there is usually a line forming at lunchtime to get these Burritos, but they are well worth the wait! – Kevin
Uncle Gussy’s has been in service since 1971 when Gussy started selling food in his cart in Manhattan. Starting from very humble beginnings, Gussy’s grew into one of New York’s most popular and go-to food trucks. Lines of people still wait to get their hands on their warm and hearty Greek food. Greek fries, pork sausage, and Greek salads are among the most popular bites that are sold. The exquisite taste and flavor coupled with their menu’s affordability are what makes Gussy’s patrons come back all the time.
Tzatziki Sauces, Cheese Steaks, Burgers, Salads, and Platters
Address: 345 Park Ave, New York, NY 10154
Phone: (929) 600-1111
Super friendly English-speaking folks. Good and Plenty full serving for the money. Hot and tasty with hardly any wait at the truck. – Brian Schmitt
Hard Times Sundaes
Hard Times Sundaes has a cult following among burger lovers that made it stand out as one of New York’s best food trucks. They serve the burgers hot with free grilled or raw onions and other sides. for an extra $1.25 they’ll also add in some crispy bacon that will make your mouth water more.
Burgers, Hotdogs, Sides, Sodas
Address: 5700 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11234
Phone: (718) 282-2400
Slammin’. A bit spendy, but so is everything in this food hall. I was more than satisfied with my Signature Burger. Defo coming back after I go back to the gym. – Jared Witbeck
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