Thanks to a diverse ethnic mix and the entrepreneurial spirit of its inhabitants, New York City has a plethora of quality street food vendors.
Check out our list of 15 street foods to try in New York City…
1. The NY Pretzel
You’re never too far away from a pretzel cart in New York and that is why we are starting off this list with a classic. The New York pretzel is a solid choice for those looking for a salty snack that can be eaten on the move.
2. The Halal Guys
The Halal Guys serve up a range of traditional Halal food, from simple chicken and rice to lamb gyros.
3. Taïm Falafel & Smoothie
Classic middle-eastern fare with the added draw of fresh smoothies including some interesting flavour combinations such as strawberry, raspberry & Thai basil.
Image Source: Taïm Falafel
4. Waffles & Dinges
Not only sweet Belgian waffles but savoury ones too! Classics such as strawberries and cream and not so classic salmon & cream cheese salad.
5. Kwik Meal Cart
This food cart is owned by a former executive chef – Muhammed Rahman – who does amazing things with lamb, including marinating the stuff overnight in various blends of herbs and spices. If there is one street food you try in NYC, make sure its the Kwik Meal Cart.
6. Korilla BBQ
Superb Korean dishes that are customizable. From grilled meats to noodle bowls and soups Korilla BBQ has a fine selection for fans of Korean food.
Image Source: Instagram @Korillabbq
7. Uncle Gussy’s
Serving stuffed pita breads using only the freshest ingredients, Uncle Gussy’s is a Midtown favourite.
Image Source: Twitter @UncleGussys
8. The Union Square Juice Cart
Selling freshly blended fruit juices for half the price of the big organic shops, if you’re on Broadway be sure to check it out.
9. NY Hot Dogs (Sabrett)
There are plenty of hot dog carts to choose from but Sabrett Hot Dogs are the real deal.
10. Banh Mi Cart
Traditional Vietnamese Banh Mi prepared to order using those soft French baguettes. Delicious and reasonably priced.
11. NY Dosas
The owner of this cart, Thiru, prepares vegetarian crepes that make for the perfect light bite.
Image Source: Twitter @nydosas
12. Melt Bakery
Cakes made from combining cookies with ice cream. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth.
Image Source: Instagram @meltbakery
13. Domo Taco
A fusion of Asian and Mexican cuisines producing interesting dishes such as kimchi falafel quesadillas.
Image source: Twitter @DomoTaco
14. The Cinnamon Snail
For the vegans among us, the Cinnamon Snail produce baked goods from vegan donuts to vegan cookies among other treats.
Image Source: Instagram @cinnamonsnail
15. Morris Grilled Cheese
A varied selection of sandwiches that all have one thing in common – plenty of melted cheese.
Image Source: Twitter @eatmorris
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