The team at New York Food Truck Association believes that food brings people together. And, their roster of premium food trucks is always growing. From pit-smoked barbecue tacos and wood-fired oven pizza, to empanadas and even a unique take on banana pudding, check out NYFTA’s five newest members that’ll take your event to the next level.
1. #BAONANAS: BANANA PUDDING
You’d be hard-pressed to find a more classic Southern comfort food than banana pudding. But, what happens when you put a New York twist on the most popular dessert south of the Mason-Dixon line? Meet #Baonanas, the food truck that’s taking New York by storm with banana pudding unlike any other.
Founded in 2015 by self-proclaimed “Bao Bears” Trisha and Lloyd, they’re spreading happiness with a brand new way to dessert. Featured in Business Insider, Thrillist, Buzzfeed, and more #Baonanas packs their over 30 flavors of cream-based, homemade mousse with sumptuous layers of softened wafers, fresh fruits, and more. Want to really indulge your sweet tooth? You can’t beat #Baonanas popular “S’mores,” vegan-friendly “Coconanans,” or signature “OG #Baonana.”
So, next time you want to really treat your guests to something truly special, go bananas with #Baonanas!
2. CARLITO’S BARBECUE TAQUERIA: AUTHENTIC TEX-MEX
Looking for Tex-Mex eats on the streets of New York? Look no further than Carlito’s Barbecue Taqueria because once you get a taste of their mouthwatering pit-smoked tacos, no other taco will do.
Led by friends Carlos, Fernando, and Martin, since 2017 Carlito’s Barbecue Taqueria has been a fan-favorite thanks to their hand-pressed tortillas stuffed with an assortment of slow-cooked meats, “platos” bursting with flavor, and classic Mexican street eats.
Combining a passion for Mexican culture and premium-quality ingredients, Carlito’s Barbecue Taqueria is sure to elevate your next fiesta!
3. GROUNDLING PIZZA CO.: WOOD-FIRED PIZZA
Wood-fired pizza that’s ready to eat in a New York minute? Groundlings Pizza Co. is the best New York slice you’ll find when you’re on-the-go. And, they’re one of the city’s most popular pizza spots for a reason. Pairing local and seasonal ingredients with a custom-built mobile pizza trailer, Groundlings Pizza Co. is serving up slices of the freshest and most authentic wood-fired pizza in the five boroughs.
The brainchild of twin brothers (and pizza connoisseurs) Danny and Luke Bruckert, their pizzas have become renowned across New York. From classics like their “Re-Gu-Lah” and “Margherita” to artisan creations like their (tomato-less) “Milk and Honey,” one bite and you’ll agree that Groundlings Pizza Co. will definitely fire up your next pizza party!
4. WANNA EMPANADA: “NOT YOUR MAMA’S EMPANADAS”
Wanna Empanada’s motto is simple: They’re “empanadas done different.” They’re also empanadas done right! A family-owned and operated food truck, the Gioios’ are whipping up the best fried and flaky empanadas you’ll find in Westchester Co. (and beyond).
And, their portable treats are a hometown favorite with locals and visitors alike. With over 50 savory and sweet empanadas to choose from, you’re sure to satisfy any craving. Whether you want a “Classic Chicken” or vegan-friendly “Black Bean and Mushroom,” or it’s time for dessert with a “Rainbow Cookie” or “Dulce de Leche,” Wanna Empanada has you covered.
With so many options to choose from, the last thing you’ll need to worry about when planning your next event’s menu is variety!
5. PIZZA VITALE: NEAPOLITAN PIZZA
Want to transport yourself to the picturesque landscape and warm Meditteranean climate of Naples, but can’t leave home? Pizza Vitale’s “little silver box” on wheels holds a big secret inside: an authentic Italian wood-burning pizza oven that turns out the best Neapolitan-style pizza you’ll find in New York.
Born and raised in Napoli, Francesco Vitale has spent a lifetime honing his culinary skills around the world and has brought his more than 30 years of experience to creating the finest artisan pizzas, made from ingredients like Caputo 00 flour straight from his hometown, imported tomatoes and mozzarella, and locally-sourced toppings.
Whether you’re in the mood for their classic “Mushroom” or want to spice things up with their “Diavola” (made with spicy pork Soppressata and chopped Calabrese chilis), Pizza Vitale’s savory slices will have your guests talking long after the party’s over.
MAKE YOOUR NEXT EVENT FULL OF FLAVOR WITH NYFTA’S NEWEST MEMBERS
Planning an event can be a challenge, but when you have the right food truck partner by your side, you’re creating instant success with your guests. And, with New York Food Truck Association’s newest members, there’s a culinary delight that’s sure to satisfy every hungry appetite.
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