• Chow down on New York's best street food

    2016-10-14

    From elegant restaurants and exclusive menus to every fast food joint imaginable, the streets of the Big Apple are swarmed with so many possibilities that even the most experienced foodie would have a hard time choosing where to dine.

    As you decide where to stop for a bite, don't rule out the food trucks and vendors on the corners of many of the city's bustling streets. A lot of New York's street vendors are far more than your traditional hot dog stand, delivering some of the most delicious international cuisine. Whether you're looking for a quick meal or want to eat like a true New Yorker, try something off the menu at one of these top food trucks.

    1. Milk Truck, Various locations
    New York's popular Milk Truck may not have a regular location, but when you see it parked on a nearby corner, you'll know. After all, aside from the crowds that gather during the lunch hour, the truck's head-turning yellow hue is hard to miss. However, if you aren't lucky enough to stumble upon it as you explore the city, you can track it online with the help of the map found on its website which lists the daily locations. You can also find its whereabouts through popular social media sites, as the truck has developed quite a fan club over the years and can be seen covering the pages of sites like Instagram.

    According to USA Today, this vendor specializes in mouth-watering comfort food, including mac and cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches and chili. Its milkshakes are also noted as one of the vendor's best beverages. Breakfast sandwiches are served all day along with the soup of the day as well.

    2. Tacos Guicho, Roosevelt Avenue at Gleane Street, Jackson Heights
    If you don't happen to be in the area, it may be worth the trip to try what many consider some of the best Mexican food in the city. New York magazine noted that locals and tourists alike gather nightly at Tacos Guicho, some grabbing something to eat as they pass and others settling in for a while on their lawn chairs.

    Tacos aren't the only meal dished out to the sea of hungry New Yorkers, as the truck also offers carnitas and sopes, which include piles of salsa, beans, your preferred meat and plenty of other ingredients on a flour tortilla to keep your hands full and your stomach happy. For the amount of food you get, and its impressive quality, the menu is also very affordable, offering dishes starting at just $2.

    3. Waffles & Dinges, Brooklyn
    Travelers will find Waffles & Dinges parked along the streets of Brooklyn, with its daily locations tweeted to its loyal Twitter followers each day. Every waffle lover needs to try one of the unique waffle combinations, made to taste exactly like authentic Brussels, Belgian and Liege waffles. The "dinges," or toppings, range from walnut-brown sugar crumbles to bananas and chocolate syrup. According to Roaming Hunger, if you're stopping by for lunch, they also have barbeque pulled pork waffles and corn waffles topped with chili and sour cream.

    4. Bolivian Llama Party, Kent Avenue and Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn
    Are you looking to step outside your comfort zone and taste something new? Try traditional Bolivian food in Brooklyn for a one-of-a-kind experience. Bolivian Llama Party sells sandwiches packed with pork, beef, hibiscus-pickled onions and carrots. CNN also recommended the saltenas, which are pastry-like delights stuffed with vegetables and meats. You'll find that the majority of their meals aren't considered complete without a topping of kolla cheese and parsley.

    As far as beverages go, foodies have raved about the hibiscus lemonade soda and the mango Maracuya soda that put a tasty twist on traditional drinks.

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