5 Food Trucks to Follow Around New York City


There are days when you'll walk out onto the streets of New York City and a delicious smell coming from a nearby food truck just bats you in the nose.

Be it salty, spicy, tangy or sweet, you can't ignore it, and you shouldn't—especially if it's lunch or dinner time and it's one of these five food trucks known for hitting your taste buds in all the right places. Heck, follow these food trucks around New York City if you have the means:

Nio's Trinidad Roti. Although customers can't stop complaining about the fact that Nio's never updates the public via web as to where the truck is parked for the day, they've got nothing but great things to say about the food. You'll most likely find the truck in the Financial District near the Duane Reade on Broad and Beaver Street serving beef roti, oxtail roti, sorrel drink and more.

Palenque. If you're craving some homemade Colombian sabor, look no further than Palenque. Their food truck parks at several locations in Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn serving delicious arepas, yucca fries, empanadas, and chorizo.

Sisig City. This Filipino food truck's flavor is one to chase. Most recently seen parked in Woodside, Staten Island, and the Upper East Side, the truck serves sisig tacos, chicken adobo, sisig nachos, and other savory delights.

Uncle Gussy's. Forget about Uncle Sam, because Uncle Gussy is waiting on Park Avenue in Midtown to fill your tummy with best Greek cuisine on wheels. Platters from the truck include fresh grilled onions, saffron rice, chicken, black beans, tomatoes, lettuce, and just the right amount of white sauce.

Phil's Steaks. Philly cheese steak on the brain? This truck, known as Lil Jawn, travels around New York City on weekdays. Check the truck's social media accounts to find out where they're parked. You can get your steak with provolone, peppers, sautéed mushrooms, marinara sauce and tons of other toppings.

Dana Gibbs is a multimedia journalist and blogger in New York. She loves all things pop culture and entertainment.

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