When you wander around campus after a long day of class, munchies are most likely on your mind. For something uniquely New York, check the curb and you might see a food truck. Food trucks are simply restaurants on wheels, and New York City is full of them. These are some famous and delicious food trucks often found near campus.
Coolhaus takes the ice cream sandwich to a new level. From crazy flavors like fried chicken and waffles to vegan options like dark chocolate sorbet, Coolhaus has something for everyone. Employee James Dee’s favorite sandwich is Red Velvet Cookies with Nutella Almond Toasted ice cream. For the environmentally conscious, the wrapper is also edible and delicious. A typical sandwich costs $6. Typically spotted on Union Square West; follow @COOLHAUSNY for specific locations.
2. Munchie Mobile
Munchie Mobile is the ultimate college snack station. The owners, Jon Gneezy, Jorge Mdahuar and Charlie Knisely, should know because they are all members of the NYU community. They offer many snacks, including burgers, grilled cheese, French fries, pancakes and fried Oreos. Go out on a limb and try the Elvis: a peanut butter, banana, bacon and honey sandwich. Or try the Fat Kitty: a hamburger with mozzerella sticks, curly fries, American cheese and honey mustard. Prices range from $3 to $11. Look out for the purple truck around campus, and follow @MunchieMobileNY.
3. Seoul Food
Seoul Food fuses the tastes of Korean and Mexican food together to create an explosion of flavor that will delight both lovers of traditional Korean cuisine and the curious foodie. Dishes include burritos, Vietnamese-inspired banh mi sandwiches, rice platters, Korean-style tacos and Bimbimbap — a mixture of rice with vegetables, chili paste, egg and meat. Prices range from $3.25 to $9.95. This truck is often parked on Union Square West, but follow @seoulfoodNYC to get updates on its daily location.
4. Gorilla Cheese
For a classic grilled cheese or a variation on the old favorite, visit Gorilla Cheese. The truck has everything from American cheese to Muenster. It also offers daily specials, with additions such as meat, vegetables and dipping sauces to enhance your grilled cheese experience. Prices range from $4.75 to $8. The truck parks on Union Square West, but for its full schedule follow @gcnyc1 or check gorillacheesenyc.com.
5. Wafels & Dinges
This truck sells savory and sweet Belgian waffles. The most popular is the sweet, soft and chewy Liège waffle. Truck employee Brandon Burton’s favorite waffle is “the Liège waffle with spekuloos. Spekuloos is a delicious Belgian gingerbread graham cracker cookie spread. The most common question is what are Dinges? Dinges is Belgian slang for whatchamacallit, and it describes the truck’s assortment of toppings. “It’s like being on the streets of Brussels,” said LSP freshman Maddie Saaf. Prices range from $3 to $8.50. The truck can be found parked in front of the Stern School of Business or outside the Strand Bookstore, but follow @waffletruck for daily locations.
Jamie Kiliany is a contributing writer. Email her at email@example.com.
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