NYC Parks Is Looking For Food Trucks/Carts In Parks

I subscribe to the NYC Parks department website and they do a pretty good job in sending out updates on events happening in and around NYC parks. This morning I received an interesting email from them saying that they were looking for food carts and trucks to park at NYC parks. We’ve already seen them allow Rickshaw Dumping Truck and Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Truck have locations in Central Park by Tavern onf the Green. This must be going over very well if they are looking to add more!
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For those out there that might be looking for a weekend spot or maybe an after hours spot – here is your chance! There is an email address to reach out to included in the email, if you’re interested, drop them a line!
I always say, the more food carts and trucks out the better! Here is the text of the email that I received this morning:

“The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (Parks) is currently seeking suggestions for locations for specialty food carts and trucks on city parkland in all five boroughs.
In New York City, a person can walk down any street and find food from all corners of the globe, to suit all palates. Parks aspires to extend this bounty of flavor into the city’s green spaces. Specifically, Parks is looking to permit mobile food units (pushcarts, processing carts, and mobile food trucks) with menus that are inventive, interesting, and serve a variety of options beyond hot dogs and pretzels, whether it’s an assortment of healthful, fresh salads to people on the go or hot and cold delicacies from a distant homeland.
If you have suggestions for possible locations for specialty food carts and trucks, we’d love to hear from you. Please send your ideas by email to revenue@parks.nyc.gov and make sure to include the name of the park, the exact cross streets (if applicable), and what type of unit (pushcart, processing cart, or mobile food truck) you think would work best for that location. Although we can’t promise that every location suggested will be offered in a future Request for Proposals, we’ll definitely make sure to check out your ideas.
We look forward to hearing from you, and we appreciate your assistance in contributing to the flourishing food culture of New York!”

The Lineup – Thursday, November 4

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NEWS FLASH!! FREE FOOD BEING GIVEN AWAY TODAY AT UNCLE GUSSY’S!

Here is today’s lineup…

Today Wednesday, November 4, 2010 the following trucks and carts have confirmed their location via twitter (as of 11:30AM):

· BIG GAY ICE CREAM- CLOSED FOR THE WINTER

· BISTRO TRUCK- 5th avenue b/w 16th & 17th streets

· CALEXICO MEXICAN CART- Wooster & Prince Street (Village) & Brooklyn Bridge

· COMME CI COMME CA (Chef Samir Truck) – 55th & Park

· CUPCAKE STOP- No Update on location

· DESSERT TRUCK- No Update on location

· EDDIE’S PIZZA- 52nd street b/wPark & Lexington Aves

· EGGSTRAVAGANZA- 52nd street & Park Ave


· FRITES N MEATS – 26th street & Park Avenue


· JAMAICAN DUTCHY – 51st street b/w 6th & 7th aves

· JIANETTO’S PIZZA – 47th street b/w Park & Madison Aves

· JOY RIDE – 52nd street & Lexington Avenue

· KELVIN SLUSH – CLOSED FOR THE WINTER

· KORILLA BBQ – 116th street & Amsterdam

· LA CENSE BURGER TRUCK – 47th street & Lexington Ave


· MALAYSIAN KITCHEN – Park Avenue & 55th street with free food from Bentara Restaurant

· MEXICUE – Water & Broad St.

· MS. SOFTEE – Closed for the winter

· NYC CRAVINGS – , No Update on location

· PAPA PERRONE – 55th Street b/w Park & Madison Aves

· PIZZA TRUCK NYC – No Update on location

· QBA CUBAN -> Jersey City

· QUICK STOP KOSHER – 33rd street & 9th Avenue

· RICKSHAW DUMPLING – Hudson & King streets / Hanover Square

· SCHNITZEL & THINGS – 52nd street b/w 6th & 7th avenue

· SOUVLAKI TRUCK – 21st street & 6th avenue


· STEAK TRUCK – 47th street & Park ave


· STREETS SWEETS – Hudson Street b/w King & West Houston

· TAIM FALAFEL – Coming Soon!

· TREATS TRUCKS – No Update on location

· UNCLE GUSSY’S GREEK CUISINE –51st street & Park Avenue with FREE FOOD TODAY!


· VAN LEEWEN ICE CREAM – No Update on location

· WAFFLES & DINGES – 46th street b/w 5th & 6th avenue

AS ALWAYS, IF WE ARE MISSING ANYTHING OR IF ANYTHING IS INACCURATELY STATED ABOVE, PLEASE DO LET US KNOW!

FINALLY,IF YOU VISIT ONE OF THESE TODAY…LET US KNOW HOW YOUR EXPERIENCE WENT! ENJOY!

Uncle Gussy’s In Hot Water Means Free Food!

Cops in midtown are getting way out of hand! They have been on a rampage lately when it comes to moving food trucks from their daily spots. The recent victim of someone’s agenda is Uncle Gussy’s Greek Cuisine. These guys have always parked on 51 street & Park Avenue and always have alot of customers. Previously they would sell their food from a food cart but over the summer, they upgraded their operation to a truck to get in on the craze of food trucks that has gripped NYC.

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This week, a certain cop in the midtown north precinct has decided to go after Uncle Gussy’s truck in a similar way that they went after Schnitzel Truck and other trucks in the precinct’s territory.

As a result of this and until they figure out how they will proceed with their operation, Uncle Gussy has decided to give away all of the food that they have left. They were told that they cannot vend food from a truck occupying a metered spot. Therefore, UG has decided that they can’t stop him from giving the food away and that is his plan today, Thursday 11/4/10! Anything he has left will be given away! If you want to see what your options are, here is their menu. I will warn however, they may not be giving away everything on the menu – therefore go over to them with a couple of options!
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UG will most likely take resume their operations via the cart that they previously had. This would be their short term fix as their concern is not losing their liscense. This doesnt mean the truck is retired all together. They will be working to look for new spots to park and may just have to start looking outside of midtown north, which of course would be a tragedy for the great lunchers of that area…like me! Will keep you posted as we learn more information, in the mean time…go visit them for free food!

The Lineup – Wednesday, November 3

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NEWS FLASH!! UNCLSE GUSSY’S ANNONCED THAT THEY WILL BE SERVING FREE FOOD TOMORROW! PLAN AHEAD!

Here is today’s lineup…

Today Wednesday, November 3, 2010 the following trucks and carts have confirmed their location via twitter (as of 11:00AM):

· BIG GAY ICE CREAM- CLOSED FOR THE WINTER

· BISTRO TRUCK- 5th avenue b/w 16th & 17th streets

· CALEXICO MEXICAN CART- Wooster & Prince Street (Village) & Brooklyn Bridge

· COMME CI COMME CA (Chef Samir Truck) – 56th street & Lexington Aves

· CUPCAKE STOP- 98th street & Madison Ave / 58th street & 8th ave

· DESSERT TRUCK-

· EDDIE’S PIZZA- 46th street & 6th avenue

· EGGSTRAVAGANZA- 52nd street & Park Ave


· FRITES N MEATS – Water & Broad sts


· JAMAICAN DUTCHY – 51st street b/w 6th & 7th aves

· JIANETTO’S PIZZA – 47th street b/w Park & Madison Aves

· JOY RIDE – Hudson St b/w King & Charlton Sts

· KELVIN SLUSH – CLOSED FOR THE WINTER

· KORILLA BBQ – 116th street & Amsterdam Ave

· LA CENSE BURGER TRUCK –


· MALAYSIAN KITCHEN – 26th street & Park Ave – free samples from New Malaysia Restaurant

· MEXICUE – 18th street & 5th avenue

· MS. SOFTEE – Closed for the winter

· NYC CRAVINGS – Water st b/w Vietnam Vets Plaza & Broad St,

· PAPA PERRONE – 55th Street b/w Park & Madison Aves

· PIZZA TRUCK NYC –

· QBA CUBAN -> Jersey City

· QUICK STOP KOSHER – 33rd street & 9th Avenue

· RICKSHAW DUMPLING – Columbus Circle – 8th ave & 57th st. / 59th street & 6th ave

· SCHNITZEL & THINGS – Park Avenue b/w 26th & 27th street – Has Chicken Stroganoff available in limited quantities!

· SOUVLAKI TRUCK – 21st street & 6th avenue


· STEAK TRUCK –


· STREETS SWEETS –52nd street & Lexington Ave from 8am-4pm / 59th street & 9th ave after!

· TAIM FALAFEL – Coming Soon!

· TREATS TRUCKS –

· UNCLE GUSSY’S GREEK CUISINE –Not on Streets Today Due To Police


· VAN LEEWEN ICE CREAM –

· WAFFLES & DINGES –47th street & 3rd avenue

AS ALWAYS, IF WE ARE MISSING ANYTHING OR IF ANYTHING IS INACCURATELY STATED ABOVE, PLEASE DO LET US KNOW!

FINALLY,IF YOU VISIT ONE OF THESE TODAY…LET US KNOW HOW YOUR EXPERIENCE WENT! ENJOY!

The Lineup – Tuesday November 2

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Sorry we didn’t post a lineup yesterday but our servers were down and trying to do this on a blackberry just wasn’t happening! But that’s behind us…its time to eat NYC!!

Today Tuesday, November 2, 2010 the following trucks and carts have confirmed their location via twitter (as of 11:00AM):

· BIG GAY ICE CREAM- CLOSED FOR THE WINTER

· BISTRO TRUCK- 5th avenue b/w 16th & 17th streets

· CALEXICO MEXICAN CART- Wooster & Prince Street (Village) & Brooklyn Bridge

· COMME CI COMME CA (Chef Samir Truck) – 56th street & Lexington Aves

· CUPCAKE STOP- 29th street & 7th avenue / Madison Avenue & 98th st.

· DESSERT TRUCK- No Update on location!

· EDDIE’S PIZZA- 52nd street & 6th avenue

· EGGSTRAVAGANZA- 52nd street & Park Ave


· FRITES N MEATS – 52nd street b/w Park & Lexington Ave


· JAMAICAN DUTCHY – 51st street b/w 6th & 7th aves

· JIANETTO’S PIZZA – 47th street b/w Park & Madison Aves

· JOY RIDE – 64th street b/w West End Broadway

· KELVIN SLUSH – CLOSED FOR THE WINTER

· KORILLA BBQ – .55th street & Lexington Ave.

· LA CENSE BURGER TRUCK -No Update on location!


· MALAYSIAN KITCHEN – Broadway & 58th street giving away free samples from New Malaysia Restaurant

· MEXICUE – 45th street & 6th avenue

· MS. SOFTEE – Closed for the winter

· NYC CRAVINGS – 24th street b/w Park & Madison Aves

· PAPA PERRONE – 55th Street b/w Park & Madison Aves

· PIZZA TRUCK NYC – No Update on location!

· QBA CUBAN -> Jersey City

· QUICK STOP KOSHER – 33rd street & 9th Avenue

· RICKSHAW DUMPLING – No Update on location!

· SCHNITZEL & THINGS – 46th street b/w 5th & 6th aves

· SOUVLAKI TRUCK – 21st street & 6th avenue


· STEAK TRUCK -No Update on location!


· STREETS SWEETS – Columbia Univ – Broadway b/w 114th & 115th st

· TAIM FALAFEL – Coming Soon!

· TREATS TRUCKS – 45th street & 6th avenue

· UNCLE GUSSY’S GREEK CUISINE –Not on Streets Today Due To Police


· VAN LEEWEN ICE CREAM – No Update on location!

· WAFFLES & DINGES – 52nd street b/w 3rd & Lexington Ave – Mini Trucks 60th Street & Columbus Ave

AS ALWAYS, IF WE ARE MISSING ANYTHING OR IF ANYTHING IS INACCURATELY STATED ABOVE, PLEASE DO LET US KNOW!

FINALLY,IF YOU VISIT ONE OF THESE TODAY…LET US KNOW HOW YOUR EXPERIENCE WENT! ENJOY!

The Lineup – Monday November 1

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Sorry we didn’t post a lineup yesterday but our servers were down and trying to do this on a blackberry just wasn’t happening! But that’s behind us…its time to eat NYC!!

Today Monday, November 1, 2010 the following trucks and carts have confirmed their location via twitter (as of 11:00AM):

· BIG GAY ICE CREAM- CLOSED FOR THE WINTER

· BISTRO TRUCK- 5th avenue b/w 16th & 17th streets

· CALEXICO MEXICAN CART- Wooster & Prince Street (Village) & Brooklyn Bridge

· COMME CI COMME CA (Chef Samir Truck) 55th street & Lexington Ave–
· CUPCAKE STOP- Madison & 98th street / 52nd street & Lexington Ave

· DESSERT TRUCK-

· EDDIE’S PIZZA- No Lunch today, only dinner @ 32nd st & 3rd ave from 3-9pm

· EGGSTRAVAGANZA- 52nd street & Park Ave


· FRITES N MEATS – 46th street b/w 5th & 6th ave


· JAMAICAN DUTCHY – 51st street b/w 6th & 7th aves

· JIANETTO’S PIZZA – 47th street b/w Park & Madison Aves

· JOY RIDE – Not on the street today

· KELVIN SLUSH – CLOSED FOR THE WINTER

· KORILLA BBQ – . Amsterdam Ave & 116th street

· LA CENSE BURGER TRUCK – Not on the streets Today


· MALAYSIAN KITCHEN – Last Week in Manhattan – Canal st. b/w Mott & Elizabeth streets

· MEXICUE – 55th street b/w Park & Madison

· MS. SOFTEE – Closed for the winter

· NYC CRAVINGS – 50th street b/w 6th & 7th ave

· PAPA PERRONE – 55th Street b/w Park & Madison Aves

· PIZZA TRUCK NYC –

· QBA CUBAN -> Jersey City

· QUICK STOP KOSHER – 33rd street & 9th Avenue

· RICKSHAW DUMPLING – 41st street b/w Lexington & 3rd avenue / 6th avenue & 59th street.

· SCHNITZEL & THINGS – Hudson & King Streets.

· SOUVLAKI TRUCK – Not on the street today.


· STEAK TRUCK – 47th street & Park Avenue


· STREETS SWEETS – Hudson St. b/w King & W. Houston

· TAIM FALAFEL – Coming Soon!

· TREATS TRUCKS –

· UNCLE GUSSY’S GREEK CUISINE – 51st street & Park Avenue


· VAN LEEWEN ICE CREAM –

· WAFFLES & DINGES – Main Truck – Broadway & 114th street / Mini Trucks @ 58th street b/w 3rd & Lexington aves & Central Park – 5th avenue & 60th st.

AS ALWAYS, IF WE ARE MISSING ANYTHING OR IF ANYTHING IS INACCURATELY STATED ABOVE, PLEASE DO LET US KNOW!

FINALLY,IF YOU VISIT ONE OF THESE TODAY…LET US KNOW HOW YOUR EXPERIENCE WENT! ENJOY!

Friday Night & Weekend Edition!

I’ve gotten several requests and emails about Friday night spots and weekend eats from our beloved trucks and carts. Believe it or not they do exist! I will try and keep up with them over the weekend by posting them here. This post will be the lead post all weekend til Monday morning. I will just keep updating it throughout the weekend.

As always if anyone has any questions or suggestions (like this one) feel free to email me or tweet me and I will try my best to get right back to you!

Enjoy!

FRIDAY NIGHT::

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Big Gay Ice Cream is in the Lower East Side celebrating the close of his successful 2010 campaign wit ha huge party at Destination Bar! Here’s the info:
October 29, 2010
7pm-9pm
Avenue A and 13th Street, based around Destination Bar.
Sovlaki Truck and Treats Truck will also be alongside Big Gay Ice Cream at the same time!

Eddie’s Pizza Truck will be serving Friday night dinner on 5th avenue b/w 18th & 19th streets til 8:00pm!

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Frites & Mites will be serving dinner from 4-8pm at Greenwhich & Chambers streets:
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SATURDAY:
-Mimi & Coco NY while they aren’t officially a truck or cart will be slinging their famous Teriyaki Balls at the Madison Avenue Street Fair. These girls are aspiring to start their own food cart but what better way to get into the swing of things than a food fair! Look for the red tent and these girls on Madison Ave b/w 52nd & 53rd streets to try their yummy teriyaki balls! You can also follow them on Twitter – @MimiandCoco_NY
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Mexicue will be serving up yummy tacos at the End of Season Hester St. Food Fair on the corner of Hester & Essex in the Lower East Side!
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