5 Reasons Why Food Trucks are the Best Catering Choice in NYC

Just like at your local street fair or festival, food trucks are a must-try highlight and always a crowd pleaser. And with so many benefits, food trucks are the best catering option in NYC.

Just like at your local street fair or festival, food trucks are a must-try highlight and always a crowd pleaser. And with so many benefits, food trucks are the best catering option in NYC.  

So, why should you ditch traditional catering and choose a food truck instead? From their popularity, versatility, convenience and more, food trucks can elevate your next event by making it a deliciously unique and memorable experience.

Food Truck Catering New York

 

FOOD TRUCK CATERING IS PERFECT FOR OUTDOOR EVENTS

With Labor Day just around the corner, hosting a food truck-catered outdoor event is a great way to enjoy those waning summer days with loved ones. 

While traditional catering services prefer the ease and control of indoors events in hotels, banquet halls, or inside homes, food truck vendors are uniquely equipped to successfully cater outdoor events. 

Plus, with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines still in effect, hosting a food truck-catered outdoor catered event makes it even easier to have a good time, while knowing you’re keeping you and your loved ones safe.

 

Food Truck Catering New York

 

FOOD TRUCK CATERING IS A BOOMING BUSINESS

With delightful culinary creations and millions of fans sharing mouthwatering pics all over social media, the food truck industry is booming. Across the U.S., food truck catering is an estimated $2 billion industry. 

Needless to say, the number one reason why food trucks are such a hit with consumers is because of the cuisine. These mobile kitchens are perfectly positioned to prepare, cook, and serve orders faster and more efficiently, ensuring your guests receive a five-star meal. From pizza and hot dogs, to lobster rolls and even Asian-fusion street tacos, food trucks serve food that’s always fresh and always convenient. 

And, rarely will you ever see a food truck at an event that’s “boring” or “dull.” Another reason why food trucks are such a popular choice for catering events is because they add an element of color and excitement that’s sure to liven up a party

Asian Fusion Food Truck Catering

 

FOOD TRUCK CATERING IS BUDGET-FRIENDLY 

Say, you’re planning the reception for your upcoming wedding. Of course, booking the right caterer is at the top of your list. But, did you know that most couples will spend anywhere between $1,800 and $7,000 on catering alone? 

On the other hand, booking food truck catering in NYC costs between $1,500 and $3,000 or $10 to $35 per guest if you’re planning to feed 100 guests. 

But, saving money doesn’t mean sacrificing quality and service. Along with experts who’ll handle all logistics, they’ll help you craft a personalized menu, take care of any issues before they happen, and make sure you choose the right food truck that’s best for your needs and your budget. 

And, the convenience of having a professional and friendly staff available the day of your event means you can focus on your guests and actually enjoy yourself!

Food Truck For Wedding

FOOD TRUCK CATERING IS VERSATILE

Unlike traditional catering companies, food truck catering offers a variety of food and menu options. In New York alone, there are an estimated 12,000 food trucks in operation. 

Food trucks offer a level of versatility you won’t find with traditional catering. With mobile kitchens, commercial-grade equipment, and a talented staff who feed and serve hungry crowds everyday, food truck catering can customize any event, big or small. 

 

FOOD TRUCK CATERING PROVIDES A FIVE-STAR, NO-STRESS EXPERIENCE

When you hire a catering service, you may have the food taken care of, but what about the rest? Servers? Clean-up? There’s a lot to think about, and a lot of moving parts that would normally require your undivided attention. 

Food truck catering is tailor-made for you to forget the mess and stress. Premium food truck vendors eliminate the hassle and food truck catering professionals have the experience and know-how to handle all the cooking and even the serving and cleaning for you.

Mexican Food Truck Catering

FOOD TRUCK CATERING MAKES EVENTS MEMORABLE

There are plenty of reasons why food trucks are the best catering choice in NYC. From hosting a party where you want (even in the great outdoors) and a price that’ll make your wallet happy, to a wide-range of menu options and service that’ll “WOW” your guests, you can say “so long” to traditional catering when you book a food truck to handle all your catering needs. 

SHARE
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
MORE POSTS

Thinking Beyond Brick-and-Mortar: How Mobile Kitchens Can Help Your Brand

Mobile kitchens have seen a significant rise in popularity over the past year, thanks in large part to the expansion of restaurants looking to increase their reach in creative ways as the world continues to navigate the effects of COVID-19.

Mobile kitchens have seen a significant rise in popularity over the past year, thanks in large part to the expansion of restaurants looking to increase their reach in creative ways as the world continues to navigate the effects of COVID-19.

The sudden popularity of these “virtual restaurants” has led to success for businesses that once seemed out of reach. 

Mobile kitchens offer an array of possibilities to enhance your business. Whether you want your “virtual restaurant” to deliver to customers faster, experiment with different locations short-term to see where you’ll be primed for success, or you’re looking for a stress-free, temporary location to help you prepare for any culinary challenge, mobile kitchens are your personal food truck that goes anywhere you want. 

Mobile Kitchen Rental Example

 

THE BOOMING BUSINESS OF MOBILE KITCHENS

Amid local and state guidelines as well as the individual precautions Americans have taken to help prevent the spread of and risk from COVID-19, “mobile kitchens” have become more popular in 2020 than ever before.  

Between trimming the costs of physical real estate and labor, restaurants have the ability to stay in business by optimizing the conventional restaurant model to accommodate sales and transactions without traditional dine-in spaces that, in many states, are limited or not permitted due to “stay-at-home”/”shelter-in-place” ordinances.  

By placing a priority on “delivery services,” mobile kitchens have parlayed their operations into a niche service that’s created an economic boom for the industry, which may very well outlast the pandemic itself. 

Projections released in April found that the on-demand food delivery services market is poised to grow by almost $105 billion in the next three years. It’s this reason that’s caused operators across the U.S. to look at the multi-faceted benefits of investing in mobile kitchens for both the short and long-term.

Ghost Kitchen Example NYC

 

THE VERSATILITY OF MOBILE KITCHENS

If you’re unfamiliar with “mobile kitchens,” you may know them by their other names: “virtual kitchen,” “virtual restaurant,” and “ghost kitchen.” While used almost interchangeably, there are subtle differences. 

Virtual restaurants offer an alternative way for your business to supplement it’s revenue. How so? A virtual restaurant with “mobile cloud” capabilities allows your mobile kitchen to be closer to your customers. Want to attract more orders from a centrally located corporate location, like Wall St.? With a virtual restaurant, your business is perfectly positioned to prepare, cook, and deliver orders faster and more efficiently, ensuring your customers receive a five-star order, every time. 

Say you want to expand your business; perhaps open a new restaurant. Mobile kitchens offer the opportunity to “test drive” locations before you commit to spending hundreds of thousands of dollars. In Big 7 Travel’s “The Future of the Restaurant Industry in 2020” report, the average rent in New York City alone for a restaurant in a “semi-trendy location” can cost upwards of $120-per-square-foot. Just as with virtual restaurants, “mobile cloud” technology helps businesses use data to learn which areas yield the highest customer demand and most success.  

Mobile kitchens are also great for events, allowing your brick-and-mortar restaurant to hit the road and reach new markets and consumers with a fully-equipped, temporary kitchen that can be stationed in a location that’s most advantageous for your needs and goals. 

Mobile Kitchen Rentals

 

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM MOBILE KITCHENS: 

  1. Caterers: travel with ease with an on-the-go and fully-equipped kitchen 

  2. Virtual restaurants: run a delivery-only business model, parking closer to where your customers are 

  3. Brick-and-mortar restaurants: break out of your four walls and explore new concepts and locations without the financial commitment and risk 

By forgoing the stress of having to build your own mobile kitchen from scratch (i.e. renting a truck and individual pieces), you can focus on what matters most: serving the best food and making the best impression with customers.

Citroen Interior

 

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT FOR MOBILE KITCHENS

In 2020, restaurants have taken more control over how they operate and how they reach more customers. Mobile kitchens are self-sufficient, offer easy and effective solutions, and are designed to maximize profitability, while reducing barriers in the way of your business’ needs. 

From experimenting and testing, to refining and expanding, mobile kitchens create an experience that enhances the traditional aspects of a restaurant with the minimalistic effectiveness of providing delicious meals to an ever-expanding audience.

SHARE
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
MORE POSTS

The Tastiest Looking Food Trucks in America

Let’s take a look at food trucks in America that have turned their mobile eateries into art, becoming just as acclaimed as the delicious food they’re slinging. 

Food trucks are known for serving some of the best eats in America. But, more and more they’re becoming works of art all on their own. Check out these five head-turning and eye-catching food trucks cruising across America. 

When we think of food trucks, the cuisine is always foremost in our minds. But, the aesthetics of a food truck is becoming just as important as the food because perception has always been nine-tenths of the law. 

With that in mind, let’s take a look at food trucks in America that have turned their mobile eateries into art, becoming just as acclaimed as the delicious food they’re slinging. 

Best Food Trucks in America

 

DEL POPOLO’S $180,000 PIZZA TRUCK

Widely considered one of the best places for pizza in San Francisco, Michelin-rated Del Popolo got its start as a humble mobile eatery in 2012, but with a seriously attention-grabbing food truck to serve up it’s now-legendary pies. 

Del Popolo’s traditional, Italian-made, wood-fired oven is housed in a 20-ft. Transatlantic shipping container, repurposed into a glass-front kitchen on wheels. But, Del Popolo’s $180,000 truck is much more than just a head-turner. With it’s 5,000 lb. wood-fired oven inside, they’re creating Neapolitan-style pizza perfection cooked in 90-seconds or less in order to keep hungry crowds satisfied. 

Del Popolo’s truck became so well-known and beloved across the Bay Area, receiving national attention, a brick-and-mortar location was opened in 2015. Today, you can even order their signature pies from anywhere in the country. 

Del Popolo Food Truck

 

SANTO CEVICHE: A TASTE OF LATIN AMERICA WITHOUT LEAVING HOME

Founded by two siblings who love food, and inspired by the sun-soaked shores of Perú and Columbia, Santo Ceviche believes in serving authentic Latin American dishes made from the freshest ingredients. 

Known for their eponymous “ceviche” {filled with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins (like, D and B12) and minerals (like, calcium and iron), Santo Ceviche brings their passion for Peruvian and Columbia cuisine right to the tri-state area. 

Whether you’re in the mood for their variety of ceviche, fish tacos, or want to sample their “catch of the day,” Santo Ceviche has your cravings covered. 

From lunch on-the-go to catering events large and small, Santo Ceviche is more than a food truck, it’s “an  outdoor experience with a kitchen on wheels.”

Santo Ceviche Latin American Food Truck

 

SOUPED UP’S POP ART TRUCK

For three years running, Buffalo, New York’s Souped Up has been awarded Mobile-Cuisine’s “Best Food Truck Graphics” and there’s a reason why they’re a fan-favorite. 

Aside from being Buffalo’s only gourmet soup and sandwich food truck, their truck’s homage to the Pop Art movement of the mid-to-late 1950’s (think, Andy Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Cans” and the work of Pop Art artist Roy Lichtenstein) is just as beloved as their signature weekly menu.

“We spent a lot of time and effort trying to design something unique, said Souped Up founder Matt Carlucci. “Our throwback ‘50s style is artistic, colorful, and appeals to both the young and old.”

Souped Up Food Truck

 

ALCHEMY COFFEE CART’S MOBILE LABORATORY

When Eric Spivack moved from Portland, Oregon to Richmond, Virginia he noticed the city was seriously lacking in a consistently good cup of coffee. Hailing from one of the country’s foremost coffee cities, Spivack founded Alchemy Coffee in 2012, taking a scientific approach to the art of brewing a perfect brew. 

With a 4×8 mobile trailer featuring a dichotomy of stainless steel, rustic wood, and a commercial espresso machine, Alchemy Coffee’s goal is for its loyal customers to find, what they like to call, “Brewing Enlightenment.”

Alchemy Coffee Food Truck

 

BEATS AND EATS AT BOOMBOX TACO

Foodies across Texas are flocking to Houston’s family-owned, Boombox Taco. And, not just for their signature al pastor tacos. Boombox Taco’s eclectic food truck, designed to look like a classic-80s boombox has become known as Houston’s hippest hangout. 

According to co-owner Alex Martinez who, before opening Boombox Taco was a local musician and promoter, “It’s all about helping to enrich the city through art and music, while at the same time maintaining a sense of community.”

Combining a colorful mix of Central American and African sounds and the cuisine of traditional Mexican taquerias, Boombox Taco has “remixed” and put its own “spin” on the best tacos in the “Lone Star State.”

Boombox Taco Food Truck

 

RAISE YOUR GLASS TO BUBBLES & BREWS

What could be better than enjoying a warm summer day, relaxing with a chilled glass of prosecco? Only if you’re enjoying that cold drink while gazing at Bubbles & Brews beautifully elegant beverage vehicles.  

Fully restored, vintage “mobile bars,” like their 1949 Cushman scooter dubbed “The Creamsicle” and 1983 Piaggio Ape scooter, are the perfect addition for any event, large and small. 

Plus, Bubbles and Brews serves up delicious concoctions that’ll satisfy all taste buds. From prosecco and wine, to craft beers, signature cocktails, and even non-alcohol drinks, you’ll be able to sip on your next drink in style. 

Bubbles & Brews Mobile Bar

 

FOOD TRUCKS THAT LOOK DELICIOUS

While the most important aspect a food truck brings to the table is the quality of its food, how a food truck looks as its cruising down the street is just as important to bring customers to your window. With so many aesthetically-pleasing options to choose from, and many right here in New York, why not hit the road and check out these “tastiest food trucks in America.”

SHARE
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
MORE POSTS