Wondering where to get lunch/dinner tomorrow? This Saturday, August 4, over 30 of New York’s best food trucks will gather at South Street Seaport for the 5 year anniversary of PARKED! – a day of outdoor dining and dancing. From lifestyle curators at MeanRed, PARKED! has come a long way since their first years at BKLYN Yard with 5 trucks. Now, with over 20,000 attendees last year, the food truck summer craze has set in.
Dios! It’s a sea of people and trucks and food. How will you ever survive? Just so you don’t get lost, Remezcla highlights the participating Latin food trucks :
Domo Taco Truck: No, they don’t serve Mexican/Japanese tacos. That’s just silly (or is it?). For those who haven’t seen it rolling through Midtown, Domo serves Japanese/Thai food with Mexican Accents. Think something along the lines of Japanese nacho tots and “kare” beef tacos (“kare” as in cuidado con el CURRY).
Nuchas: Also a frequent Times Square truck, these people take the traditional Latin American empanada to new heights. However, they keep it simple with the menu, nothing is more than $3, they have vegan and vegetarian options, and most importantly, their empanadas are fresssh.
Mexicue: Aka, Mexican Barbecue. The Brooklyn natives call themselves the “sweet love child” of Mexican spices and down-home barbecue goodness.
Bongo Bros: A little trip to Cuba on four wheels. You can go for some classics like lechón asado or a cubano sandwich or try out their experiment of a specialty: the Bongo dog, an all beef hotdog topped with your choice of ropa vieja or mojo roasted pork.
Mexico Blvd: The brain child of a father and son from Los Cabos, Blvd brings to New York the Mexican food and culture that the creators grew up with and love, such as pastor tacos (pork tenderloin marinated in three chili sauce, with cilantro & pineapple). In case you miss them, they have an interactive truck finder on their website.
Still want more? If you find yourself to be impatient in lines and cranky when hungry, we suggest the PARKED PASS for $65. This will give you fastest access to your favorite and newly discovered food trucks, 10 small bites from 10 food trucks of your choice, one drink, and a dedicated VIP express line at each truck. It’s like E-Z Pass at Disney, but for grub.
Show some love for your local food trucks this weekend; think beyond the 99¢ hotdog and come see how innovative hand-held food can be.