The Best Street Food In NYC

The Best Street Food In NYC

New York City is a melting pot of diverse cultures. It is easy to find traces of that diversity in some of the street food in NYC. You can find food trucks and carts all over, which are convenient since they’re mobile and easily accessible. 

We’ve created a list of our favorites that are considered among the best street food in New York City. Here are our top picks:

The Halal Guys 

There is no food cart like this one. As The Halal Guys build their own empire, they can now be found all over New York City. Their shop is even located inside a mall in the Philippines.

You can find the original spot at 53rd Street and 6th Avenue. There is typically a long line that moves quickly. Among all the halal cart options in the city, this one is undoubtedly the best. Portion sizes are always too big (to a good extent), and their white sauce is unbeatable.

Fat Ni BBQ Cart 

Queens’ Flushing Chinatown is not to be overlooked. It is home to some of the best restaurants, but many people are unaware of them. The Fat Ni BBQ Cart can be found on Prince Street and 39th Avenue in Flushing. 

There’s no doubt that they are experts in their field. There are several kinds of meat and vegetables on their menu, and their food can be smelled from a distance. Best of all, they stay open late. I mean quite late, even past midnight.

Wafels & Dinges

Here is a food truck you should check out if you want dessert. You won’t be disappointed. They serve Belgian waffles that are simply amazing. A variety of toppings are available, such as chocolate syrup, ice cream, fresh strawberries, and others. 

Korilla BBQ

NYC is well-known for its extensive selection of infused cuisine. A city like New York is a melting pot of different cultures, so it only makes sense that various cuisines would come together. The Korilla BBQ combines Mexican and Korean cuisine. And the combination works.

The ordering process is also fast. There are bowls, salads, and wraps to choose from. Afterward, you select your toppings, and your meal is ready.

Gorilla Cheese NYC

Take an American classic, like grilled cheese, and make it better. If you don’t know, grilled cheese is nothing more than two slices of bread grilled with American cheese. Basically, it’s easy and delicious.

However, there’s no reason not to upgrade. Fortunately, Gorilla Cheese is here to help. The food truck takes your favorite childhood sandwich and enhances it.

This is just a small sampling of the best street food in New York. We have chosen our favorites, but there are many more. Hopefully, you will also enjoy them. 

Would you like to know the best restaurants on Lower East Side? Read our blog to find out. 

Scott is the editor-in-chief of Spice Market New York. He is also an author and publisher of his own craft.