Meet the New Food Trucks For Rent at NYFTA

Foodies and food truck aficionados have even more reason to get excited with these great additions to the already amazing lineup of innovative and delicious food trucks that are members of the NYFTA.

three people in front of deploy coffee

It’s already been an exciting year for the New York Food Truck Association, and we’re just getting started!

Foodies and food truck aficionados have even more reason to get excited with these great additions to the already amazing lineup of innovative and delicious food trucks that are members of the NYFTA.

We’re excited to highlight these new members not just for their amazing menus, but also for how they inspire and give back to the community through minority, women, and veteran ownership. They’re all available to book for your next corporate or local event.

Let’s take a look at some of our newest members, and what makes them so tasty and unique!

The Oyster Lover

Looking for fresh oysters? You’ll definitely want to book The Oyster Lover for your next event. This minority and woman-owned truck locally sources their oysters, so they are ocean fresh. 

Owner Brittany Buffaloe operates on a “sea to truck” model, ensuring the oysters are harvested and shucked just before being served to customers.

Of course, you’ll find traditional raw oysters served in a friendly to-go format. If you’re feeling more adventurous, they also have some fresh takes like garlic parmesan, jerk, mango, and four-cheese.

They can be booked for a four-hour service which includes east and west coast raw oysters and cooked oyster options. Don’t have a spot for their truck to park? They have mobile raw options as well.

If you are looking for a really immersive and experiential event, book them for an oyster shucking class, where you can learn the ins and outs of oyster shucking, as well as oyster health benefits, recipes, and more!

The Oyster Lover food truck

Nao's Caribbean Flavors

NYFTA is proud to welcome the first Haitian food truck to our list of members: Nao’s Caribbean Flavors! Carline and Tony Jean have been building a loyal following, so much so that they required a bigger and upgraded food truck to serve all their hungry customers.

Nao’s Caribbean menu features several succulent Haitian favorites. These dishes are often impossible to get anywhere else, such as:

  • Griyo a Diri Djon Djon (Fried Pork shoulder with Black Rice)
  • Griyo a Banan Peze (Fried Pork shoulder with Fried Plantains)
  • Traditional meat patties in a delicious, flaky crust.

Nao’s offers both pickup and delivery options of their thoughtfully prepared Haitian menu items throughout the Westbury area.

nao's caribbean flavors

No Good Burger

Once found only in a brick-and-mortar joint on Long Island, No Good Burger is now available to book for parties and catering with their new food trucks. Brothers Marcello and Anthony started No Good Burger 5 years ago, injecting new life into the traditional burger place.

On their menu, you’ll find their signature blend of ground beef paired with a crazy number of variations, such as: 

  • The TBJ PBJ, which pairs a burger with their specially created sweet and spicy PB&J spread, is served on cinnamon raisin toast. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and savory.
  • The Mac Daddy takes a burger and tops it with homemade mac and cheese, served on a pretzel bun
  • The Chicken Chimi Chimi is made with a chicken burger, topped with bacon, tortilla strips, and a chimichurri sauce.
no good burger food truck

Fatty's

One of the things that make the New York area so special is the convergence of different cultures from all over the globe. Fatty’s food truck celebrates this as both its owners and their dishes come from all different backgrounds.

It’s owned by the same team that brought us Cento Percento, which can be found in the Financial District, Citi Field, and all over NYC with their food truck.

Fatty’s is your spot for a mix of fun and unique burgers and sandwiches celebrating a wide range of regions and cuisines like:

  • The Dirty Bird – Buttermilk fried chicken, hot honey and chimi slaw.
  • The Tony Cubano – Pulled pork with ham and black garlic mustard
  • The $9.99 – A smash burger with onions, pickles, cheese, and signature “Fatty” sauce

They have hot dogs, sides, vegan options, and a great selection of homemade sauces as a compliment to just about any of their items.

Ms. Spudz

NYFTA is excited to welcome this unique woman- and minority-owned place to get french fry creations you thought only existed in your dreams.

Owner Pippi built on her original idea of a simple french fry cart, and eventually created a full-fledged food truck that’s much more than just a spot for fried potatoes.

The centerpiece of the Ms. Spudz menu is, of course, the fries! You can pair these fries with several sauces. Her signature sauce is “Grandma’s original,” which was created by her very own grandmother, many years ago.

You’ll also find seafood fries, potato nachos, fried fish, sliders, and, when it gets chilly outside, hot and comforting soup!

ms. spudz food truck

Deploy Coffee

Veteran-owned and “deployed” throughout New York City, this compact food cart will prepare you for whatever battle you may face during the day. They source all their beans from some of the best roasters all over the globe. 

They are available to cater just about any type of event. They’d make an absolutely great addition to a corporate event, wedding, brunch, or any other function where people will appreciate coffee drinks.

Deploy is more than just drip coffee (though it is some of the best around). They have an extensive selection of matcha, teas, and specialty drinks as well. Our favorite? You have to try the “MOAB,” which combines matcha, espresso, chocolate, and steamed milk for an explosion of flavor.

deploy coffee cart at night

Bay Steaks

Were you under the impression that steak and cheese sandwiches were just found in that city a couple of hours south of New York? Think again.

Vinny and Owen, Brooklyn-born brothers, are doing cheesesteaks the NYC way. Bay Steaks is their latest creation, joining the already very successful Empire Barbeque.

Vinny and Owen’s focus is on the meat and cheese. Their menu is based on tender, thin sliced beef on a hoagie roll.

From there, you can choose different cheeses, onions, mushrooms, peppers, and more for the absolutely perfect combo. Speaking of combos, don’t forget the fresh fries, with or without cheese whiz.

bay steaks food truck nyc

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Book one of NYFTA’s newest members today to get the best food, culture, and diversity that New York has to offer!

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Catering Food Trucks for Parties: Ideas and Tips

With a food truck available for any kind of cuisine the human mind can conceive, it’s no wonder that more and more people are using catering food trucks for parties.

With a food truck available for any kind of cuisine the human mind can conceive, it’s no wonder that more and more people are using catering food trucks for parties. The convenience factor alone pays for itself–you don’t have to set aside space for a kitchen or cooks. Everything comes straight to you. Not to mention the popularity and wow factor of hiring a food truck. 

In this article, we’ll share some of the ways that food trucks can be used for events, as well as the best way to organize an event around them. Make your next gala a success with the help of a food truck or two!

Food Truck Catering For Parties

What Kinds of Occasions Can a Food Truck Serve?

The short answer here is…really anything. Now, realize that you’ll want to have a pretty big crowd for your event. It wouldn’t do to have an amazing BBQ truck for a party of ten people (although if you have a ton of disposable income that you want to spend, don’t let us tell you how to live your life). For a food truck to turn a good profit, they require about 40 to 60 customers per hour.

Here are some common events that hire a food truck:

  • Graduation parties
  • Quinceneras
  • Block parties
  • Parades
  • Town events
  • Concerts or music festivals
  • Wedding or baby showers 

Honestly, anything that brings a large group of people together is an appropriate event for food truck catering. 

A food truck may also be able to offer a pre-set menu to cater to your needs. If you’re doing an outdoor festival that has other food trucks, you may have them offer limited menus so that people are encouraged to pick and choose among them. (For example, one truck offering a variety of appetizers, another covering desserts). 

Tips for Organizing a Food Truck Event

Okay, let’s say you’re sold on using food trucks for your next occasion, but are wondering “how do you organize a food truck event?” It’s not as difficult as you might think, as long as you follow a few simple tips. 

Make Your Booking Early

Food trucks can be extremely popular, and many are booked months in advance. To be sure of securing your desired food truck, give them a call and ask how early you need to book, as well as how far in advance you are permitted to book them.

Communicate with the Owner(s) on Your Catering Needs

Give the food truck owner a good idea of what your event is all about. Find out how they serve:

  • Are they creating fresh food on site, or heating previously created meals? 
  • Will they be offering a full or partial menu for the event?
  • How long does it take them to get food out to the customer?
  • What forms of payment do they accept? (make sure that you communicate this to your event-goers, as well)
  • Do they accept orders ahead and allow for pickup?

Spend a little time to make sure that you’re on the same page about crowds, service speed, and availability. 

Know Your Audience

Whether you’re using food trucks to cater a neighborhood block party or a corporate event, have an idea of what people want. Is the timing such that a brunch or breakfast truck may be more appropriate?

If you have a big mixed crowd, it may also be a good idea to book two or more different food trucks to offer a variety. For example, a truck for Mexican food, a truck for dumplings, and a truck for desserts. 

Using food trucks for birthday parties may allow for a better chance at consensus. A wood-fire pizza truck will likely be a hit here…especially for kids. 

Do a Little Research and Find a Food Truck For Your Event

It’s always a best practice to find out what’s popular for specific events. For example, when planning a graduation party it doesn’t hurt to do a search on “the best food trucks for graduation parties.” Or for whatever the event may be. By doing a food truck search to find out what is popular for other big events, you stand a pretty good chance of making your own food truck occasion a success.

Make Accommodations in Advance

When planning a food truck for party time, make sure that you can accommodate the necessary space. You’ll need to get parking approval from the location manager, as well as any permits required for use of public or private space (that is not your own). 

How will the flow of the crowd work? Map out your area, especially if you will have several food trucks on hand. You don’t want them spaced too close, if possible. Allow for plenty of room for lines, and for the folks that will be standing and waiting for their food. Don’t crowd the standing room with picnic tables or other seating. 

Follow these simple rules, and hiring catering food trucks for parties or events will be a breeze. 

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