New York Gourmet Food Truck Bazaar.
New-age food trucks are like restaurants on wheels. These aren’t the meal trucks you find on the side of the road or in the back lot of your job. These trucks are more steak and pommes frites than dirty water hot dogs and chips, more crème brulee than ding dongs and yodels. Behind the wheel are innovative, culinary-minded entrepreneurs, and restaurants looking for mobile expansion. Cooking their way through the streets, gourmet food trucks are serving up quality and specialty food items all across the country. To spot one is enough to make a fully grown adult want to run along the sidewalk waving dollars in their hands, as if they were a child who just heard the ice cream man.
BLT Go Burger:
BLT Go Burger is an extension of Chef Laurent Tourondel’s BLT restaurants, with locations across the country. The menu consists of hot dogs, shakes, fries, and juicy burgers made from top-notch ingredients. The burgers range from classic with all the fixings, to the “Lamb Merquez” with Colorado lamb and Mint-Cilantro Yogurt Sauce and the Salmon burger with Atlantic salmon, avocado, baby arugula, and zesty-cayenne tartar sauce. You would never expect to get such a great burger off of a truck. Since May, BLT Go Burger has been primarily stationed at the South Street Seaport but still travels to other neighborhoods four times a month.
Big Gay Ice Cream Truck:
Stated best on their website, The Krave Korean BBQ truck has “One simple mission: Korean BBQ for all.” The truck, which normally resides in Jersey City, had one of the longest lines at the Gourmet Food Truck Bazaar. They actually closed down early. It was so busy, that they easily could have run out of food. I did not get to taste any but I sure wanted to. Listen to this: Korean tacos with a choice of short rib, sesame chicken, or tangy pork, served with sour cream, shredded kimchi, and onion-cilantro relish. My mouth is watering--I don’t know about yours! They also have “kimchidillas,” like a quesadilla but with kimchi, and “kravers” sandwiches with meat, kimichi, and onion-cilantro relish on a brioche bun.
Kelvin Natural Slush Co.:
The gourmet food truck trend is really taking off. In fact, the trucks that were at Gourmet Food Truck Bazaar all range from fairly new to brand spanking new; none are much older than a year. And you know Food Network had to get in on it. The Great Food Truck Race, a competition between gourmet trucks from all over the country, will be running on Sunday nights starting August 15th. Although the show was advertised on a few of the trucks at the Bazaar, none will be competing.