I found out serendipitously (my favorite way) when I went to run a lap at Prospect Park last Sunday and saw a couple of food trucks just setting up.
I had my eyes set on a favorite sandwich from the Red Hook Lobster Pound and was ecstatic to see their truck parked at the Grand Army Plaza.
I was so happy to see the rest of the trucks gathered outside the park when I was done with my run. They started piling up and by the time they were all done setting up, there were 16 trucks on site, including the following:
Frites & Meats
Kimchi Taco Truck
Pera Turkish Tacos
Red Hook Lobster
Vanleeuwen Ice Cream
Wafels & Dinges
After a brief deliberation, a decision was made to try something new, particularly where our friends were already in front of the line 🙂 Kimchi Taco Truck delivered two plates of goodness: beef and pork tacos, and spicy rice rolls. How comforting was it to find Korean-esque food among the selections?
After lunch we headed over to Cool Haus and had a nice ice cream sandwich. The varieties stuck on the side of the truck are the cookie and ice cream flavors you can choose from. They have cookies ranging from chocolate chip, peanut butter, and red velvet, and ice cream flavors such as browned butter and bacon, and fried chicken and waffles! Excellent idea.
Others in our group opted for a waffle from the Wafels and Dinges Truck. Yum.
I love food trucks. It’s a great and creative twist to New York City dining. It must be so challenging to serve great food at affordable prices from such a small and portable space. I particularly enjoy the surprise element of it all, seeing a truck on my block would totally make my day 😀 If you do need to locate them to satisfy a craving, all of them post their locations via their websites and Twitter.
Future dates for the Prospect Park Food Truck Rally are as follows:
Trucks serve food from 11-5 every third Sunday (except May – it will be on the 27th instead of the 20th) from April through October. Hope to catch you there!