The 11 Best Dessert Food Trucks in NYC
If you’re looking to satisfy a sweet craving, take a look at the 11 best dessert food trucks in NYC.
Ice cream and donuts and cookies, oh my! As New Yorkers face the dog days of summer, there’s nothing better than a sweet treat to beat the heat.
And, New York’s food trucks boast some of the finest desserts across the U.S. Check out the top 11 best food truck desserts in NYC.
1. AN AUTHENTIC TASTE OF ITALY AT ANDY’S ITALIAN ICES
Derived from Sicilian granita, which was brought to the United States by Italian immigrants, Italian ice has become a quintessential “icy,” summertime New York dessert. And, Andy’s Italian Ices is serving up some of the most mouth-watering Water and Crème Ices from their dessert truck across the New York City area.
Andy’s Italian Ices uses only the finest and freshest ingredients (without any syrups or fructose) in their homemade ices, with over 45 flavors to choose from, including their “Special Flavor of the Week” and even sugar-free options.
But, if you grew up in the Tri-State Area, there isn’t a more classic Italian Ice than Andy’s signature red, white, and blue “USA Rainbow.”
So, when you need to cool down, check out Andy’s Italian Ices for a dessert that’s sure to make you say, “that’s amore!”
2. INDULGE YOUR INNER HOMER SIMPSON AT CARNIVALE DONUT BAR
Do you love donuts? How about milkshakes? If so, Carnivale Donut Bar is about to become your match made in heaven.
Since 2015, they’ve gone “Over the Top” with their shakes and decadent donuts. And, nothing beats their signature Oreo “Over the Top” cookies and cream milkshake, with an Oreo cookie donut drizzled with Hershey’s chocolate syrup, and vanilla frosted rim sprinkled with Oreo cookie crumbles.
Drooling yet? Well, Carnivale Donut Bar also offers stuffed mini donuts and even ice cream donut sandwiches. From weddings to corporate events, their dessert truck will shake up your next event with delicious desserts your guests will keep talking about long after the party’s over.
3. CURB YOUR SOFT-SERVE CRAVING WITH CARVEL
In 1929, Tom Carvel’s ice cream truck broke down on a hot summer day and his ice cream started to melt. But, Carvel hit upon something special that day as customers fell head over heels for his soft-serve ice cream.
Nearly a century later, and the frozen treat that bears his name is more popular than ever. With over 500 franchise locations in 25 states across the U.S., Carvel has become synonymous with “soft-serve.”
From their classic “Flying Saucers” to signature “Fudgie the Whale” ice cream cakes, plus classic shakes, cones, and more, it’s easy to understand why Carvel leads the industry as “America’s Freshest Ice Cream.”
4. OOEY GOOEY DELICIOUS COOKIES AT CHIP NYC
What’s better than a freshly baked, straight from the oven, Insta-worthy cookie? Probably not much, and that’s why Chip NYC is one of the most popular dessert trucks in New York City.
But, Chip NYC isn’t just baking your average chocolate chip cookies. Their treats are stuffed with unique and creative flavors that are taking cookies to the next level.
Their “Peanut Butter & Jelly” cookie, featuring a peanut butter cookie with peanut butter chips and filled with homemade jelly, is a fan favorite and puts a whole new spin on the classic childhood snack.
With over 30 flavors to choose from, and more than 25,000 cookies baked each week, Chip NYC brings an unforgettably delicious experience for kids of all ages.
5. GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES AT GLAZES AND CONFUSED
The mini donuts at Glazed and Confused may be small in size, but these popable delights are bursting with some serious flavor.
Fresh, made-to-order, lightly crisped on the outside, and soft and pillowy on the inside, their mini-donuts are blanketed in delicious flavors and toppings that’ll satisfy any sweet tooth.
Glazed and Confused (along with their colorful dessert truck) specializes in 10 tasty varieties (along with seasonal creations), like their “American Pie” mini-donuts, featuring a homemade apple pie filling, cinnamon, graham cracker, and caramel glaze.
For those 21+, Glazed and Confused even has boozy, mini donut options that’ll definitely steal the show and impress all your guests.
6. THE CITY OF LOVE MEETS THE BIG APPLE AT LEILA’S CREPE STATION
When you want to take a European vacation, but can’t leave home, venture over to Leila’s Crepe Station instead, where they’ll make you feel like an “American in Paris.”
Featuring a variety of sweet and savory crepes, this mobile dessert truck will have you hooked from the first bite. Try their crowd-pleasing “Very Berry,” made with locally-sourced fresh strawberries and blueberries, sweet cream cheese, raspberry sauce, and topped with shaved almonds.
If you’re in the mood for a dessert that’s unique, elegant, and delicious, transport yourself without the cost of a plane ticket and take a bite out of Leila’s Crepe Station.
7. ICE CREAM SANDWICHES THAT’LL “MELT” YOUR HEART
Cookies? Ice Cream? What could be a better combination? Since 2010, NYC’s Melt Bakery has been lovingly perfecting the ice cream sandwich.
Known as “New York’s First Ice Cream Store,” their desserts are pushing boundaries and taste buds. From “The Seduction” (double chocolate cookies with espresso ice cream) to “The S’Most” (graham cracker cookies and chocolate marshmallow ice cream), this Vendy Award winner for “Best Dessert” is celebrated for their adventurous creations.
Anything but basic, their ice cream sandwiches are the perfect compliment to your next event.
8. ICONIC ICE CREAM CONES FROM MISTER SOFTEE
From its signature jingle to its blue and white dessert truck, there are few treats that are as memorable as a classic Mister Softee ice cream cone.
If you’re in NYC and need a cool treat on a hot summer’s day, chances are you’ll find your neighborhood Mister Softee truck nearby. And, it’d be hard not to. With over 600 trucks, it’s the largest franchisor of soft-serve ice cream in the U.S.
Having an office or birthday party? Your event wouldn’t be complete without a Mister Softee vanilla cone with rainbow sprinkles. With over sixty years of putting smiles on ice cream lovers’ faces, Mister Softee reigns supreme at the favorite summertime treat of the Northeast.
9. VAN LEEUWEN’S EARTH-INSPIRED ICE CREAM
Ice cream that’s equal parts delicious and leaves you feeling guilt-free? It’s true, and it’s been the passion of Van Leeuwen Ice Cream since their dessert truck started cruising the streets of New York in 2008.
Their ice cream is made without stabilizers, gums, corn syrup, milk powder and condensed milk, and only churned with natural ingredients.
Their commitment to high-quality ice cream inspired their limited-edition flavor, “Green Planet,” celebrating “National Earth Month.” Made with raw cashew milk, coconut cream, organic coconut oil, cocoa butter, and organic cane sugar, this “feel-good” ice cream is also accented with matcha and an almond cake spiked with the green superfood, spirulina.
Van Leeuwen has a wide-range of options available for all pallets and with that kind of variety, everyone will be singing Van Leeuwen’s praises.
10. A BELGIAN DESSERT FOR AMERICAN APPETITES AT WAFELS & DINGES
With their yellow dessert truck and award-winning desserts, Waffles & Dinges has helped to make Belgian waffles find a home right here in America.
This Vendy Award winner for “Best Mobile Vendor” and winner of Food Network’s “Throwdown with Bobby Flay,” Waffles & Dinges has the hardware to back-up their status at one of the best dessert trucks for authentic Belgian waffles.
Next time you’re in the NYC area, try their famous “Waffle of Mass Destruction” (or “WMD”). Loaded with fresh bananas, strawberries, Belgian chocolate fudge, and whipped cream, it’s no secret why Wafels & Dinges has become American’s new national treasure.
11. A EUROPEAN ADVENTURE IN NYC AT WAFFLE DE LYS
Fusing the sweet cuisines from France and Belgium, Waffle de Lys creates Belgian waffles with ingredients sourced from the two European nations. With waffles that are golden brown on the outside and fluffy on the inside, they are a delicious canvass for a host of decadent toppings.
For a truly sensational experience, try the L’Exotique, topped with fresh bananas, mango and raspberry coulis, caramelized hazelnut crumbs, and homemade whipped cream.
With homemade Belgian waffles and scrumptious toppings, Waffle de Lys makes for a perfect dessert truck that’ll impress and have your guests coming back for seconds.
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