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New York Food Trucks

Find Food Trucks, Carts and Pop-Ups in New York

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Top 5 Cuisines in New York

Sandwiches

Find more than 97 mobile sandwich caterers in New York near you today. Start friends and coworkers off with a simple grilled cheese, or stuff as much as you can between two pieces of bread. Roaming Hunger will help you rent or hire the best sandwich trucks and trailers around.

Tacos

Treat yourself to more than 57 unique taco trucks and carts in New York near you. Roaming Hunger helps you hire the best taco caterers around to get the spicy salsa, crispy chips, and fresh, meat and veggie-filled tacos flowing. Rent a truck for your next event today!

Burgers

From Impossible Burgers and mushroom burgers, to bison and elk burgers, you can find any kind of burger from the 47 burger caterers in New York near you. Hire a truck or trailer for your next party or corporate event. They’ll bring the condiments—you bring the company.

Dessert

Nothing is quite so satisfying as sweet treats made fresh in New York. Choose from over 40 dessert trucks and caterers near you today. They’ll bring the cake pops, pecan brittles, brownies, candies, and sorbets—you bring the party people.

Breakfast

Are you craving a delicious start to your day? Discover the diverse and delicious offerings of 19 Breakfast Food Trucks in New York, inspired by the city's vibrant food scene. Savor classic morning favorites like fluffy pancakes, savory breakfast burritos, and perfectly cooked eggs and bacon, or explore unique creations like fusion breakfast sandwiches. Kick off your next event, company meeting, or special occasion on a high note by hiring a New York breakfast food truck, trailer, cart, or pop-up that serves up innovative morning feasts to satisfy every palate.

Bring a Food Truck to Any New York Event

From food service at a corporate park to an intimate backyard celebration, find and book the perfect food truck, cart, or pop-up.

Corporate Catering

Meal Programs, Employee or Client Appreciation, Company Celebrations

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Private Parties

Graduations, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Baby Showers, and more

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Large-Scale Events

Conferences, Festivals, Sporting Events, Employee Events

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Food Trucks for Weddings

Wedding Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Late Night Snacks

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Community Events

School Events, Religious Gatherings, Street Fairs, Neighborhood Parties

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Food Truck Rentals in New York

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Catering

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Marketplace

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Where to Find Food Trucks in New York

New York City’s food scene is unparalleled. It’s one of the only places you can find some of the country’s cheapest eats and most high brow cuisines within a one-block radius. And a real New Yorker equally loves dive bars and white tablecloths. Diverse, concentrated, and a whole lot of fun, the food scene here is a hobby in and of itself.

The first known food vendors in NYC began serving in the mid-1800s, when Oyster vendors began opening stalls in the city’s Seaport and Lower East Side areas of Manhattan. Coupled with an influx of European immigrants, street carts carried everything from bagels and knishes to Italian sausages. As these minimarkets grew, so did calls for social reform and sanitation regulation. Food carts soon became regulated with some of the strictest health regulations in the country, creating the gourmet food truck scene we know and love today.

Finding Food Trucks Near You in New York (Lots & Locations)

For the most updated info about where food carts and trucks are roaming in NYC, check out the food truck map above. It’s constantly updated with the most accurate, up-to-the-minute location info for all trucks listed, alongside countless other options.

The DUMBO Lot

Address 56 Jay St (At water St) Brooklyn, NY 11201

Hours: 11am-11pm daily

If you’re not familiar with DUMBO, allow us to introduce you. This Brooklyn neighborhood gets its acronym from “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass,” meaning that it is easy to get to. With sweeping city views and gorgeous architecture, this food truck lot might just have some of the best real estate in Brooklyn. Mere blocks from the banks of the East River and Brooklyn Bridge Park, this lot is a tourist-in-your-own-city paradise. It’s got just the right vibes for a late night rendezvous before heading back to your respective borough. It’s also, notably, very close to the Dumbo flea market, which runs on weekends April to Novembers — making for the perfect half-day. The trucks rotate pretty often, but you can look forward to crowd pleasing Thai, Mexican, and Southern Barbecue cuisine.

Fan Favorite: Queens Night Market

Address 4701 111th St, Queens, NY 11368

Hours: Saturdays 5PM-12AM April-October

Date night, girls night, you name the kind of night and it’s the perfect night for the Queens Night Market! Located behind the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadow Corona Park Queens, the Queens Night Market is easily navigable by subway and is definitely worth the trek. It does get quite crowded, so our hot tip is to get there right when it opens. With DJ sets and rotating weekly vendors, this might be the best street vendor destination in the city, serving up the most diverse collection of small businesses NYC has to offer. That means everything from Haitian chocolate and Indonesian skewers to Antiguan pudding and Venezuelan cachapas. Seriously, this spot is everything NYC has to brag about.

A Well-Kept Manhattan Secret: Hudson Yards Vendors

Address 20 Hudson Yards New York, NY 10001

Hours: Hours vary

Is Hudson Yards a Secret? Not exactly. Native New Yorkers tend to have mixed feelings about the development on Manhattan’s West side. But, they can’t deny the glorious food trucks that usually line up to feed the corporate luncheons and management consultants working in the area. It might just be the most slept-on food truck location in the city. There are burgers and fries carts, halal carts, Greek gyros, cheesesteaks, and the inimitable Manhattan lunch: a hot dog. You can also go explore the food halls in Hudson Yards itself, if that’s your kind of thing. Plus, in the summer, Backyard at Hudson Yards invites more food trucks to fill out their own programming.

The OGs: Staple NYC Food Trucks

If there’s one thing New Yorkers love, it’s an OG — something originally and quintessentially from New York. Luckily, there are plenty of those to go around. Here are some of New York’s most famous, most beloved, and most delicious vendors. If you ask anyone who’s lived there forever, the ones listed below are the most people-pleasing spots. We included one from every borough, because all of them deserve the love!

Brooklyn: Birria Landia - Birria like someone’s mama made it…super juicy, cheap, and you’ll order twice because it’s that good.

Manhattan: NY Dosas - The hippest guy in Washington Square park is Thiru Kumar. His Instagram is worth a gander all on its own!

Staten Island: Pauls Dogs - Chic and unfancy like Staten Island itself. Humble, cool, and a great treat nearby all the fun local bars.

Queens: This might be the toughest as Queens is the most diverse borough food-wise. Frankies Souvlaki is astounding, but momos or tacos all over the borough also deserve an honorable mention.

Bronx: Patacon Pisao - Unique Venezuelan food from a beautifully colorful food truck on 202nd St.

And if you read this and thought, yeah, I already knew all of that, you can book any of these vendors for catering gigs, which is a pretty cool way to impress the native New-Yorkers at your function. Any trucks you’re interested in are available for private gigs, and are as easy to grab as clicking right Food Truck Catering. No matter which food truck you choose, you’re supporting local, oftentimes immigrant-owned businesses and adding to New York’s long and important cultural and edible history. Consider it a public service!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best food trucks in New York?

New York has some amazing food trucks. Choosing the “best” depends on what you’re looking for (a great lunch truck or a great food truck to cater your wedding). You can explore the top food trucks by going to our New York List page. 

If you’re looking for food trucks that are great for catering, here are the top 5 most booked food trucks on Roaming Hunger:

  1. Tacos El Poblanito
  2. Wraps & Kebabs
  3. Big D's Grub
  4. Stuf'd Truck
  5. Carnivale Donut Bar

What are the most popular food truck cuisines in New York?

Based on the food trucks in our system, here are the cuisines that are most popular with food trucks in New York:

  1. Sandwiches
  2. Tacos
  3. Burgers
  4. Dessert
  5. Breakfast

How many food trucks are in New York?

There are currently 448 food trucks, trailers, carts, and pop-ups on Roaming Hunger in the New York area. Keep in mind this is not a complete list because food trucks manually join Roaming Hunger. Our system may also include food trucks that are no longer operating because we rely on the food trucks themselves to let us know when they are closed.

Are food trucks popular in New York?

Based on the fact that there are 448 food trucks, trailers, and carts in the area, it’s clear that the mobile food culture is thriving in the New York area.

Where can I find food trucks in New York?

You can use the Roaming Hunger map above to see food trucks in the area.

How can I rent a food truck in New York?

If you’re looking for catering, simply go to our New York food truck catering page and fill out a request form.

If you’re looking to rent a food truck for your business, start at our food truck lease page.

If you’re a brand or marketing agency looking to rent a food truck for an activation or promotion, go to our agency page.

How do I book a food truck for my event?

Use Roaming Hunger to book a food truck for any event in New York. Simply go to our New York food truck catering page to get started.

After you fill out your event information, local food trucks will apply based on your event date and budget with a catering package. From there you’ll be able to choose the best package for your event.

If it’s a public event where the food truck is selling to the public, you’ll fill out your event information and local food trucks will apply to learn more about your event. You can choose which food trucks to connect with from there.