It’s no surprise that New York is a food lover’s paradise. For example, we’ve highlighted a few great spots, which you can see here. And with NYC warming up, you should start by taking advantage of the city’s food trucks and markets.
Whether you’re on a lunch break or want to grab a bite after work or on the weekend with your friends from The Webster Apartments, the options are endless.
So if you’re new to NYC or here for a summer internship, then be sure to check out our guide below on the best food trucks and markets NYC has to offer.
Taste Test The Best Food Trucks
Food trucks have come a long way in recent years. And if you’re tight on time during your lunch break, street food is the ideal go-to. In other words, no need to pack a boring sandwich when you can try any kind of cuisine, on any NYC street corner.
Because NYC has the best food trucks, it’s hard to narrow them down to just a few, but we’ll give it our best shot!
King of Falafel & Shawarma has been an NYC staple since 2002. They offer traditional and new interpretations of Middle Eastern food.
Jiannetto’s Pizza Truck. The best pizza in the world can be found in NYC. And Jeannetto’s Pizza Truck brings the pizza to the streets. (Tip: Try their Grandma thin-crust Sicilian pie. You’re welcome!).
Wafels & Dinges serves up the best Best Belgian waffles you can get out of their easy-to-spot yellow trucks. Winners of Throwdown With Bobby Flay and named one of the Top 5 Best Quick Serve Restaurants in New York by Time Out.
[Source: Wafels & Dinges]
Stuf’d Food Trucks have a variety of stuffed sandwiches, stuffed french toast, and stuffed snacks like mozzarella sticks. Certainly, you won’t be left hungry with this one.
The Famous Food Festival returns this year and will continue to provide food truck vendors with the opportunity to share their creative cuisines. Because this festival is free to enter, the hard part is deciding how many items you’ll want to try!
Considering there are so many food trucks in NYC, you can view Roaming Hunger’s extensive food truck list here. Most importantly, anything you’re craving, you can find!
The Best Markets In NYC
Speaking of finding any cuisine you’re in the mood for – NYC’s markets are no exception. The markets below are the most well-known to NYC residents. Bon appetite!
Turnstyle Underground Food Market is located under Columbus Square. They are a full city-block establishment that hosts eateries, food vendors, and retail shops. It’s a pretty cool experience!
[Source: Turnstyle Underground Market]
Urbanspace Lexington Food Hall is an indoor market that is located in the historic General Electric building at 570 Lexington Avenue. Grab a bite to eat and a drink from one of their local vendors.
Farmers Markets are sprinkled throughout NYC and have the freshest finds. Why not pick up some fresh fruits and veggies, artisanal bread, or flowers?
Smorgasburg is one of the most popular NYC outdoor markets. While they have not yet reopened for 2021, they are promising to make an announcement soon. You can follow them on their Instagram account here for updates.
Take A Bite Out Of NYC
Food trucks and markets in NYC are the best because they’re big on taste, but not on price! You’re supporting local businesses hit hard in 2020 that are hoping to regain their footing.
In short, grab your friends from The Webster Apartments and enjoy your different menu selections in the outdoor garden or rooftop terrace.