When most people think of NYC street foods, they think ofÂ hot dogs,Â pretzelsÂ and occasionallyÂ nuts. But street foods in New York City have come a long way and some might even say they've become an art. You can find just about every food on the street whether it'sÂ cupcakes,Â Greek food, orÂ crepes.
We've compiled a list of the top 5 street foods in NYC and where to get them! These street food staples are delicious, will satisfy you, and keep you going on to your next adventure for the day.
First up is what New Yorkers commonly know asÂ "chicken and rice". The intersection on53rd and 6th AvenueÂ where there's a Halal food cart on every corner of the street. It's not called "chicken and rice" for nothing. This is where you'll get the best gyros and chicken or lamb platters you can find on the street. There's a long line for a reason. Whether it's hot or cold out; you'll always see a diverse group of people waiting for some tasty Halal food.
If Jamaican food is more your speed, you can tryÂ The Jamaican DutchyÂ on West 51st Street and 7th Avenue. He serves up Jamaican classics like oxtail, curry goat, and jerk chicken. The lines may again be long, but there's a reason this is one of the best street food stops in New York.
If you find yourself in Jackson Heights, Queens, you must pay a visit to theÂ Arepa Lady. Arepas are a street festival favorite andÂ Maria Piedad Cano's have a cult following. She now has aÂ TwitterÂ account to keep you updated on all the happenings. Â If you've never had an arepa, run, don't walk to the nearest arepa cart you can find. The golden brown corn cake is either covered or stuffed with cheese.
If you're in the mood for something sweet, there's absolutely nothing like theÂ Big Gay Ice Cream Truck.Â Douglas Quint and his partner Bryan Petroff took theÂ Mister SofteeÂ concept and added their own special twist to the traditional soft-serve ice-cream cone. Toppings like wasabi pea dust, toasted curried coconut, or pumpkin butter; you can probably try something new every time you go! The truck works on a schedule, they might be inÂ ChelseaÂ one week and theÂ East VillageÂ the next;Â so be sure to check the site!
Last, but not least on our list isÂ Wafels and Dinges. The waffle truck is the idea ofÂ Thomas DeGeest who gives customers a choice between a classic waffle orÂ the star Liege wafel, a denser treat that gets topped with dinges or toppings of your choice. You can create a sweet or savory masterpiece or pick from the pre-selected choices on the menu including BBQ Pulled Pork, a bacon-syrup waffle, or a de verdekke (waffle ice-cream sandwich). The waffles are crispy and fluffy and the truck can be found any where fromÂ TribecaÂ toÂ SoHoandÂ everything in between.
Once you find yourÂ dream location, make sure to give us a call to help you find theÂ condothat's right for you!Â CallÂ 877-852-6636Â to speak with a representative today!