Catalyzed by TV shows like Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race and various food truck festivals, the NYC food truck obsession is only growing. An on-the-go treat, food trucks offer a quick alternative to a sit-down, restaurant meal with all the same flavor. Whether you are looking for a light bite or a heavy meal, these top trucks will send your mouth watering and your stomach yearning for more. As summer is reaching full-throttle and food truck season is reaching its peak, here are the food trucks you shouldn't miss.
The menu isn't huge, but a taste of anything on it will transport you to the beaches of Mykonos, and for a very affordable price. Since it won food truck rookie of the year back in 2010, Souvlaki continues to deliver charcoal-grilled, tzaziki-filled Greek delicacies.
Korilla delivers Korean BBQ at an affordable price. They specialize in Korean tacos and burritos exploding with rice, veggies and a filling of beef, chicken, pork or tofu. The line is often long, but the wait is worth it.
Now you can get Luke's Lobster rolls, arguably the best of their kind in NYC, on wheels at the Nauti Mobile. Careful — these generous portions of lobster fresh lobster meat and buttery rolls may enduce a food coma.
The Big Gay Ice Cream truck can usually be found in Grammercy and Flatiron dishing out portions of soft serve ice cream and unique topings. Creative specials like "The Salty Pimp" and "The Mermaid" set this truck apart from your everyday ice cream treat.
If you're in the mood for something something sweet, savory or a little bit of both, look no further than Wafels and Dinges truck. They offer an eclectic selection from waffles with pulled pork and cole slaw to desert wafels topped with ice cream and fruity toppings. You can usually find them on the outskirts of Central Park.
Contrary to notions of food trucks spewing out greasy and caloric fast food, this "falafel & smoothie truck" is a nutricious street food option. And it tastes just as delicious as it is good for you. You don't have to travel to Israel for a killer falafel with all the works.