The Village Voice's 3rd Annual "Choice Streets" Food Truck Tasting Event took place on May 7th at The Intrepid at Pier 86, featuring over 20 of some of the city's favorite and highly sought after food trucks. Attendees enjoyed food, drinks and an amazing view of the city and Hudson River.
The tasting event included over 20 participating food trucks: Big D's, Carl's Steaks, Comme Ci Comme Ça, Coolhaus, Dub Pies, Hibachi Heaven, Kelvin, Korilla BBQ, Mamak & Lucky, Luke's Lobster, Luzzo's, Mike N' Willie's, Moo Shu Grill, Nuchas, Shanghai Sogo, Solber Pupusas, Souvlaki GR, Sweet Chili, Taipan Fusion, The Treats Truck, Toum, Uncle Gussy's and Valducci's.
This year's Choice Streets event featured a new passport system to help ensure that all attendees had the chance to sample every food truck. Upon arriving, guests received a passport card attached to a lanyard, to wear and get stamped as they sampled each food truck. The new system also made it easier for guests to keep track of which food trucks they went to and how many more they had to sample. For me it was more than enough to sample - I only got through half of the food trucks before I was officially full! I found it much easier to skip around and go to the food trucks with the less longer lines, as the lines dwindled down as it neared closer to the end of the event.
My favorite of the night was Solber Pupusas serving up Pupusas - Corn Patties with Cheese & Fillings and Sides of Curtido (Pickled Cabbage) & Homemade Tomato Sauce. Other favorites include Moo Shu Grill's Tofu Wrapped in a Toasted Moo Shu Wrap with Hoisen Sauce and Filled with Cucumber, Cilantro, Pickled Daikon & Carrots, topped with their famous Ginger Scallion Aioli, Korilla BBQ's Korean Tacos and Shanghai Sogo's Chive and Pork Dumpling and Five Spiced Egg. I ended the night with Coolhaus' Dirty Mint Chip made with fresh mint plus a Salted Cookie.
Take a look below at highlights from Choice Streets. It was another successful year and turnout! What are some of your favorite food trucks?
Solber Pupusas: Pupusas - Corn Patties with Cheese & Fillings and Sides of Curtido (Pickled Cabbage) & Homemade Tomato Sauce
Yankee Doodle Dandy's
Yankee Doodle Dandy's
Mike N' Willie's: Lil Piggie - Slow Roasted Pulled Pork Marinated in Homemade Chipotle BBQ Sauce Topped with Chipotle Lime Slaw on a Brioche Bun
The Treats Truck: Mexican Chocolate Brownies, Pecan Butterscotch Bars, Crispy Bars
Shanghai Sogo: Chive and Pork Dumpling and Five Spiced Egg
Nuchas: A Variety of Empanadas - Argentine, Spicy Chicken or Portobello Mini Empanadas
Toum: Mini Felafel Pita Pocket and Mini Chicken Pita Pocket
Barefoot Wine & Bubbly
Taipan Fusion: Thai and Chinese Appetizers Cooked in Indian Spices
Souvlaki GR: Chicken Skewers
Carl's Steaks: Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks
Hibachi Heaven: Vegetables and Fried Rice
Korilla BBQ: Korean Tacos
Moo Shu Grill: Your Choice of Protein Wrapped in a Toasted Moo Shu Wrap with Hoisen Sauce and Filled with Cucumber, Cilantro, Pickled Daikon & Carrots, Topped with their famous Ginger Scallion Aioli
Moo Shoo Grill: Tofu version
Uncle Gussy's: Mini Pitas, Pork Souvlaki and Chicken Gyro
Luke's Lobsters: Main Shrimp Rolls
Coolhaus: Dirty Mint Chip made with fresh mint plus a Salted Cookie
- Kim Weling