Roving food trucks have revolutionized the New York street-food scene, taking the al fresco experience from hot dogging to haute dining. This season, we've spotted a crop of newcomers you won't want to miss.
The Red Hook Lobster Pound is the real deal (owner Ralph Gorman makes weekly drives to Maine for the freshest catch), and now, you don't have to schlep to Brooklyn to get the goods. Their new truck, Big Red, will make stops across the city so you can try their renowned lobster rolls ($15), lobster salad ($45 a pound) and bisque ($8). Track the truck at @lobstertruckny.
Tacos are a street-food staple, but we're excited to see some new twists on this old standard. The Fort Green- and Washington Square Park-based Jalapeno Truck, for instance, offers classic yet remarkably fresh fare like al pastor tacos ($3) and succulent goat barbacoa ($2.50). Meanwhile, Korilla BBQ is fusion at its finest, stuffing their Mexican shells with Korean classics like bulgogi and kimchi. Check their handy truck finder or follow them at @korillabbq.
Hungry for dessert? Track down the Cupcake Crew truck, whose My Cousin Vinny confection (vanilla cake with cannoli-cream icing) may be our new favorite indulgence. See where they'll be next at @cupcakecrewnyc.