NYFTA https://nyfta.org NYFTA Fri, 14 May 2021 17:10:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Pros and Cons of Booking a Birthday Food Truck https://nyfta.org/2021/5/14/the-pros-and-cons-of-booking-a-birthday-food-truck https://nyfta.org/2021/5/14/the-pros-and-cons-of-booking-a-birthday-food-truck#respond Fri, 14 May 2021 17:07:36 +0000 https://nyfta.org/?p=7438 Whether you're turning five or 50, a birthday food truck is a unique way to celebrate your big day. But is a food truck right for your birthday party? Let's take a closer look at the pros and cons.

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Whether you’re turning five or 50, a birthday food truck is a unique way to celebrate your big day. Food trucks add instant excitement and pique hungry appetites with mouthwatering menus. Plus, food trucks add Instagram-worthy decor. Whether Airstream trailers for a retro look or a cute tuk-tuk when space is limited. But is booking a birthday food truck right for you? Sure, it’s a fun idea, but the logistics can be tricky. So let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons and what they offer. Oh, and we’ll reveal some insider tips so you can— literally and figuratively— have your cake and eat it too!

Blanc By Abeetz Mobile Tap Truck

The Pros of Booking a Birthday Food Truck

In 2021, more and more people are booking food trucks to hosts their parties— both large and small. Today’s food truck caterers serve high-quality eats and treats at a reasonable price. And that’s given them the advantage over conventional caterers. Here are a few more reasons they’re perfect for your upcoming birthday party:

  • Birthday food trucks are stress relievers. Sure, it’s rewarding to serve home-cooked dishes, but it’s also time-consuming and expensive to purchase, prepare, cook, and serve all that food. Besides, wouldn’t you rather focus on elements like music and decorations instead of spending all your time cooped up in the kitchen?
  • Your cuisine options are endless. Catering to the tastes and cravings of your guests is no easy feat, but you want to make everyone happy. From trucks offering a self-serve taco bar to customizable personal pizzas, your menu is only limited by your imagination!
  • Fast set-up and fast clean-up. The pressure’s on the day of your birthday party, making sure all loose ends are tied up. And, what about cleaning up after everyone leaves? A birthday food truck removes the hassle of setting up and cleaning up, leaving you more time to entertain your guests.

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  • They look great! Food trucks are as aesthetically pleasing as they are delicious. They’re a charming part of your party’s decor and come in all shapes and sizes. Regardless of your party’s theme, chances are there’s a food truck that’ll match its style. 
  • Food trucks fit any budget. The best part of your party might be when you see how much you saved by booking a birthday food truck versus a traditional catering company. While prices vary between where (and when) your party is, and what kind of food (and how much of it) you’re serving, the average range is between $10 and $35 per person.  

The Cons of Booking a Birthday Food Truck (and How To Solve Them)

There are so many reasons to move forward with booking a birthday food truck. However, as with anything, there are potential obstacles to consider. We’re going to dive deeper with simple solutions so you can throw the best birthday bash on the block!

  • The venue. If you’re hosting a party on someone else’s property— like a catering or banquet hall— determine whether they can accommodate space and parking for one or more food trucks. 
  • The season. Most people love throwing outdoor parties in the summer, but that means hot weather. Even if the food’s impeccable, your guests won’t be too thrilled baking in the hot sun. So consider booking your birthday food truck party in spring or early fall instead.
  • The weather. Regardless of the time of year, planning for inclement weather is a must. But even with a food truck outside, you can invest in a tent or have tables stationed in shaded areas. That way, your guests will be comfortable and have a respite from uncooperative weather. 

Anything Else?

  • The guest count. As we said previously, pricing for food trucks is set “per person.” And some can only accommodate a maximum number of people. If you want to book a food truck, but your budget is tight, you may need to trim down your guest list. Likewise, consider booking additional food trucks like a BBQ food truck for entrees and an ice cream truck for desserts.
  • To seat or not to seat? Think of a birthday food truck as a hip, modern take on buffet service. That means you’ll have to consider seating options, as you’ll most likely be responsible for deciding that. You can either set up formal tables so guests can enjoy a sit-down meal, or you can have a station for utensils and napkins, encouraging guests to walk around and mingle.
Abeetz Pizza Birthday Food Truck

Birthday Food Truck Cuisine Ideas 

If you’re ready to roll and throw a birthday food truck party, here are a few ideas that everyone will love!

  • Throw the coolest party by making Italian ices the star of the show. These frosty treats are a childhood throwback and a top choice for summertime gatherings.
  • Ice cream sandwiches? Yes, please! Great for kids of all ages— and another warm-weather favorite— these super sweet birthday food trucks are sure to have everyone scream for ice cream!
  • If savory dishes are more your speed and you want to be adventurous, try a Greek food truck. You can’t go wrong with charcoal-grilled souvlaki and spit-roasted gyros. And don’t forget those crispy, golden Greek fries loaded with feta cheese!
  • If you want a great meal but are health-conscious, there are plenty of healthy and organic options at your disposal. Try cuisines that offer fresh, colorful, and customizable creations that taste good and will leave you feeling even better.
  • Celebrate turning 21 (again) with a boozy birthday bash that has the bar coming right to your door. Alcohol trucks and carts are both popular and offer premium wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails. 
Carnival Donut Bar Dessert Food Truck

Celebrate in Style by Booking a Birthday Party Food Truck

The food truck craze is here to stay and it’s now hugely popular for private events. So make your birthday party special and take one (or more) out for a test drive. Just make sure your guests’ dietary and nutritional needs are taken care of and you communicate with your food truck vendor about costs, the menu, and how many people are attending. With professionals sweating the small stuff, you’re free to sit back, relax, and enjoy a delicious meal as the host with the most!

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2021’s Coolest and Most Creative Food Truck Names https://nyfta.org/2021/5/13/2021s-coolest-and-most-creative-food-truck-names https://nyfta.org/2021/5/13/2021s-coolest-and-most-creative-food-truck-names#respond Thu, 13 May 2021 18:39:10 +0000 https://nyfta.org/?p=7391 Your food truck name can immediately pique potential customers' interests. And that interest can lead to money in the bank. Let's look at some of the cutest, most clever, cool, and creative food truck names.

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In big cities and small towns alike, food trucks are all the rage. In 2021, there are over 24,000 cruising the streets of America, generating nearly a billion dollars worth of business each year. That sure sounds like a recipe for success if you want to start your own food truck business. But with that popularity comes a lot of competition. So how do you get started? While there’s a lot of know-how involved, we’re going to put on our thinking caps and talk about food truck names. 

You might be asking yourself, “What’s in a name?” Well, hold on Shakespeare, because your food truck name can immediately pique potential customers’ interest. And that interest can lead to money in the bank. Let’s look at some of the cutest, most clever, cool, and creative food truck names in America.

Choosing The Right Name For Your Food Truck

Before we check out some of the best, let’s discuss strategies for naming your food truck. There are plenty of tips you can use, but the name of your food truck should be catchy and memorable. Here are a few more tricks you can use:

  • Make it about you! It’s your business, right? There’s nothing wrong with putting yourself out there!
  • Talk about the food! The easiest way to get customers to visit you is to tell them the type of food and/or cuisine you serve right off the bat.
  • Celebrate your roots! Endear yourself to your community (and beyond) by representing your hometown. 

Just make sure that once you have your name settled, register it at the state and local levels. Not only is it necessary for tax-reporting purposes so you can run your food truck legally, but it’ll also prevent anyone else from stealing your million-dollar idea.

Be More Pacific (Austin, Texas)

Since 2011, Be More Pacific has delighted Austin-area residents with Filipino cuisine. And, as a play on the phrase “be more specific,” this food truck is also dedicated to educating customers about Filipino culture through its food, drinks, and hospitality.

Be More Pacific Food Truck

Serial Grillers (Tucson, Arizona)

Featured locally and nationally on The Cooking Channel and Food Network, Serial Grillers puts unexpected twists on American eats. They’ve also really leaned into their heart-pounding name with menu options paying homage to horror movie classics like the “Hannibal” cheesesteak, “Candyman” salad, and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” pizza.

Serial Grillers Food Truck

The Dump Truck (Portland, Oregon)

The Dump Truck might have a— mildly— offputting name, but it’s a cute take on a “trashy” subject. Oh, and they’re also serving some of Portland’s tastiest steamed dumplings.

Dump Truck Food Truck

Sloppie Joe’s (Yonkers, New York)

Remember our list of tips for choosing a great food truck name? Well, New York’s Sloppie Joe’s hits so many of those notes. Since 2017, Joseph Defeis (Sloppie Joe himself) has been taking the old-fashioned staple to new culinary heights. With his name and his signature creation front-and-center, customers know exactly what they’re getting. And trust us, it’s the best of the best.

The Munchy Machine (Delaware Co., Pennsylvania)

The Munchy Machine rocks for its eclectic menu (like the Pork Dumpling Burger), but this Pennsylvania-based food truck celebrates the classic 70s cartoon “Scooby-Doo.” Decked out like the show’s “Mystery Machine” van, The Munchy Machine is creating groovy snacks that would surely make Scooby and Shaggy proud.

Munchy Machine Food Truck

Food Truck Names Dos and Don’ts

Before we wrap up, let’s break down some helpful advice you can use when deciding the right name for your food truck. 

  • DO choose a name that’s easy to understand and pronounce. Your customers will thank you for it!
  • DON’T choose a name because it’s “trendy.” Fads come and go, and you don’t want your food truck to become outdated. 
  • DO think of how your name will look visually, whether on the truck itself, on social media, business cards, advertisements, etc.
  • DON’T select a name that’s too long. Keep it short and sweet, so customers aren’t confused. 
  • DO come up with a name that’s original and unique, so it’s distinguishable from competitors.
  • DON’T feel rushed to come up with a name. Take your time, so you get it right.

Get Your Business Moving With the Right Food Truck Name

Whether your food truck is ultimately successful comes down to your operations: the food, the service, the quality, and the value. But having a great name will help you get your foot in the door. 


So whether you want to name it after the owner or chef, your signature dish, or even want to create a little wordplay controversy, your food truck name should always represent your business and your mission to serve great food and keep customers coming back for more.

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It isn’t known as “the best part of waking up” for just any reason. Early birds and night owls alike love a good cup of coffee to add a jolt to their mornings. And with the weather getting warmer, being outdoors is where it’s at. So if you’re planning a morning meeting, take it outside with a coffee food truck to perk up your team. 

We’re here to break down how you can rent a coffee food truck and answer those brewing questions you have. All you need to do is sit back, relax with your favorite java, and read on so you can plan your a.m. affair.

Caffe Aronne Coffee Truck

Coffee Food Trucks Are More Than Your Average Cup of Joe

You might be thinking, “how can coffee take my meeting to the next level?” Fair enough, but that Mr. Coffee in the break room has seen more miles than you might think. Let’s say you have a big presentation later in the day or need your staff to bring their ‘A’ game for a new client you’re trying to win over. Instead of those run-of-the-mill conference room huddles, think outside the box and add some buzz!

Besides, coffee food trucks are more than just coffee. In 2021, coffee is anything but basic with trend-setting options including:

  • Snapchilled coffee, which takes cold brew coffee to the next level.
  • Ready-to-drink coffee that’s pre-made in bottles.
  • Nitro Coffee, which uses nitrogen gas and adds richness and sweetness without the sugar.
  • Butter Coffee, which has become a popular diet trend.
  • Fair Trade and sustainably grown coffee.

People Love Coffee— Here Are Buzzworthy Event Ideas for All Ages

It’s true! And a 2019 Statista report dissected the stats. 69% of adults consume at least two cups per day. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers with ideas to host a coffee food truck event for your target audience. 

  • 48% of those 18 to 24 years old say they drink coffee. They also tend to stay up later. Be the professor or RA that’s the envy of the entire campus with a late-night or early-morning coffee food truck for students who are pulling all-nighters, cramming for upcoming finals. 
  • 63% of those 25 to 39 love coffee even more. Millennials crave healthy options and are eco-conscious. So when you’re booking a coffee food truck— and your guests trend toward that demographic— offer them menu options that include organic coffees and locally-made baked goods. And it doesn’t hurt if your coffee food truck is also zero-emission.

66% of coffee lovers are 40 to 59 years old. Like we said before, now is a great time to grab them before they stop by their local coffee shop by hosting an outdoor morning meeting near the office or a local park for an informal setting to talk business.

Blank Street Coffee Food Truck Brooklyn

Examining the Cost of Renting a Coffee Food Truck

To analyze how much you’ll spend when renting a coffee food truck, it’s crucial to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. Let’s take a look at some “must-haves” for your event:

  • Well-known roasters who serve delicious brews. 
  • High-quality products that are good to the last drop.
  • Professional baristas who are knowledgable and provide service with a smile.
  • Coffee food trucks that are self-operational and offer easy set-up.  

As with most catering, whether it be traditional or food trucks, there isn’t a one-size fits all answer to overall cost. It takes time, research asking the right questions, and having a clear vision for your meeting, party, or event.

Espresso Guys Coffee Truck

The Most Common Questions To Ask

  1. “What is the price you charge per person?”
  2. “For how long are you able to provide your services?”
  3. “Is their minimum/maximium group size you’re able to serve?”
  4. “Is it self-serve or will staff be provided? If so, will that be at an additional cost?”
  5. “Do you offer alternative kinds of milk and/or sweetner? If so, will that be at an additional cost?”
  6. “Is menu personalization available? If so, will that be at an additional cost?”
  7. “Do you provide cups, plates, napkins, flatware? If so, will that be at an additional cost?”

You may see a trend in the questions. Some coffee food truck vendors will provide you with a flat rate that includes elements like staffing and menu customization, but make sure. Likewise, it’s a good idea to find out more about a prospective vendor’s products, if you feel so inclined. So feel free to ask questions like, “Who roasts your coffee?,” “Is it locally/ethically-sourced?,” “Do you grind your coffee on-site?,” etc…

Wake Up Your Next Meeting With Coffee Food Trucks 

Spring is in the air and summer’s less than two month away. Why be cooped up indoors when you can be outside? Coffee food trucks are there to give your next event an enjoyable energy boost when your guests, staff, or loved ones need it most. Whether they’re in the mood for premium coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, mochas, or delectable pastries to fill their stomachs, these mobile vendors are the perfect blend to make your next meeting brew-tiful. So book one today!

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Great Catering Foods. Our Tasty Picks That Are Easy To Eat https://nyfta.org/2021/5/3/great-catering-foods-our-tasty-picks-that-are-easy-to-eat https://nyfta.org/2021/5/3/great-catering-foods-our-tasty-picks-that-are-easy-to-eat#respond Mon, 03 May 2021 13:55:17 +0000 https://nyfta.org/?p=7154 There are plenty of companies, vendors, and mobile kitchens serving great catering foods that will take care of your culinary needs.

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When planning a catered event, the quality of the food—naturally— comes first and foremost. But what if your party is, let’s say, a standing cocktail hour? Sure, it’s a great transition between— for example— a wedding ceremony and a wedding reception. It can also be a logistical nightmare between keeping guests well-fed and entertained with minimal table space and even less seating. No one wants to walk around trying to mingle while holding cumbersome plates of hors d’oeuvres. That’s a recipe for disaster! But great catering foods that are equally delicious and easy to eat exist in spades. Let’s check out a few and the right parties they’re perfect for!

Hit a Home Run With Sliders on Opening Day

April means the start of baseball season— and that also means hosting family and friends for a tailgating party complete with all-American foods. But those classics are also messy, like BBQ ribs, chili dogs, nachos, and more. Sliders may be small in stature, but they pack a flavorful punch. 

These comfortably-sized, customizable bites mean personal preference isn’t sacrificed. Plus, they allow your guests to keep one hand free to root for their favorite team— or hold their favorite beer.

Sliders Catering Foods

Serve Employees Empanadas During a Working Lunch

Great catering foods mean meals and snacks that satisfy appetites. But what can you serve if you’re also trying to get work done at the same time? You want to keep employees engaged and productive without the risk of stained clothes, messy hands, and crumbs on the floor. Empanadas are the quintessential handheld food, and they’re also highly versatile. 

So whether you call them Jamaican patties, calzones, samosas, or pierogies, the concept is the same around the world—folding dough over a savory or sweet filling— and baking or frying it. But we just like to call them delicious.

Nuchas Empanadas Catering Foods

Poke Bowls For a Healthy (and Flavorful) Bridal Shower

For many brides-to-be, bridal showers are just as important as saying “I do.” Also important is staying on track to look and feel great on the big day. But staying healthy doesn’t have to mean boring and ho-hum. There are plenty of great catering foods that are as good to eat as they are good for you. 

Whether ahi tuna, salmon, or octopus, poke bowls combine a fresh catch with fresh veggies and toppings and can be served in cups or small bowls. Why not add a classy touch to your bridal shower without breaking the bank or any waistlines. 

Mini Donuts for an Extra Sweet School Fundraiser

Have a football team car wash or alumni reunion coming soon? School fundraisers are tried and true for injecting fun into a good cause. But if you want to make it that much more successful, attract students, faculty, and parents alike with some sweet offerings that’ll make for a nice break during a long school day. Morning, noon, and night, people love donuts. They’re lightly crisped on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. 

And great catering foods like mini donuts mean attendees can socialize with ease. Oh, and they can eat more donuts too! With various flavors to choose from, some catering companies even offer special fundraiser discounts and packages. So you can be sure you’ll host an event that passes the test with flying colors.

Helpful Tips for Serving Great Catering Foods Year-Round

No matter the reason you’re throwing a party, there are smart strategies to finding great catered foods that can fit your budget and make your event low-maintenance:

  1. Lifestyle blog Fun Cheap or Free has a handy chart that will help you determine what type of foods you should serve based on what time your party is. For example: if your baby shower starts at 12:30, provide guests a full lunch. Or, if your graduation party kicks off at 3, offer light snacks as opposed to a three-course lunch or dinner.
  2. Buffets aren’t a four-letter word. They may have a less than stellar reputation but done right; they can save you money and impress your guests. Think about buffets not only for your party’s main course but for appetizers and desserts also. 
  3. We’ve been talking about foods that are easier to hold and eat. What about the hardware? Big plates are bulky and not great for carrying. Plus, big plates means guests may maximize plate space and serve themselves more food they may not even eat. Opt for smaller plates instead so guests can hold them with ease— and help you save on food costs.
  4. Now that the weather’s getting warmer host your party outdoors. And you can enhance what you serve with smaller, round tables with plates of small bites that’ll give the illusion of a smorgasbord without guests noticing your budget-friendly approach.

Now that we’ve given you some ideas and helpful tips to help you start the party planning process, what are you waiting for? There are plenty of companies, vendors, and mobile kitchens serving great catering foods that will make your party stress-free and mess-free.

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Mediterranean Food Trucks in NYC To Book For Your Event https://nyfta.org/2021/4/26/mediterranean-food-trucks-in-nyc-to-book-for-your-event https://nyfta.org/2021/4/26/mediterranean-food-trucks-in-nyc-to-book-for-your-event#respond Mon, 26 Apr 2021 13:20:23 +0000 https://nyfta.dev.fluidweb.io/?p=7119 Leave the ordinary behind and escape to the Mediterranean with the top food trucks in NYC.

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Leave the ordinary behind and escape to the Mediterranean. With its idyllic climate and sumptuous cuisine, it’s an irresistible destination. With countries including Spain, France, Italy, Greece, the Middle East, and more, that means there’s a huge variety of foods to sink your teeth into. And there are plenty of Mediterranean food trucks across New York showcasing the best eats this region has to offer.

Souvlaki GR

From its blue-and-white food truck, Souvlaki GR whisks customers to the picturesque Greek island of Mykonos. Owned by Kostas Plago– a first-generation Greek immigrant– Souvlaki GR is a Mediterranean food truck that serves authentic and fresh Greek fare. 

Perfect for private events or large-scale catering, Souvlaki GR offers Greek dishes like pita souvlakis piled high with charcoal-grilled meat. And you can’t forget to grab a plate of their hand-cut Greek fries drizzled with homemade tzatziki sauce. With reverence to the tastes and ambiance of Mykonos, Souvlaki GR soaks up the best of Greek culture.

King Souvlaki

King Souvlaki keeps things all in the family. And this Mediterranean food truck has taken NYC by storm with four trucks cruising the streets of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. Why does King Souvlaki reign supreme? Because they’re taking Greek street food to the next level served with a smile that makes you feel like one of the family. 

Of course, we recommend you sample King Souvlaki’s entire menu. But their hand-skewered souvlaki served with hand-cut fries fried in extra virgin olive oil is a match made in heaven. So, book King Souvlaki’s delicious Mediterranean food– cooked the old-fashioned way– for your fast-approaching summer event. 

Moshe’s Falafel

Moshe’s Falafel isn’t known as “the best falafel in town” for nothing. For almost 40 years, this Mediterranean food truck has been a New York landmark. Their falafels are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Many devotees of Moshe’s Falafel say they nearly melt in your mouth. So, get those crispy chickpea balls on a pita, in a sandwich, or by themselves. 

Stationed in Midtown Manhattan, you’re sure to find a hungry crowd nearby. But why wait when you can skip the line and get some of the best Mediterranean food truck catering in NYC. You can’t go wrong with these versatile and poppable delights.

Toum

Since 2012, Toum has been serving delicious Lebanese food across New York City, the Hamptons, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Founded by husband-and-wife team Rodrigue and Christine in 2012 after noticing that New York– one of the world’s culinary meccas– lacked authentic Lebanese cuisine. 

And that’s how Toum was born. Fast-forward nearly a decade later, and Toum’s classic cooking techniques combined with simple ingredients elevate Lebanese food as you’ve never tried before. Their Mediterranean food truck has a menu packed with delights like crispy falafel, chicken shawarma, and beef kafta. Make sure when you book them to cater your next party, you ask for extra servings of their world-famous “Toum garlic whip.”

Uncle Gussy’s

For 50 years, Uncle Gussy’s has been an institution in Midtown Manhattan. Each day, you can find this Mediterranean food truck feeding hungry crowds on West 51st Street and Park Avenue. Now with multiple food trucks, an online store, and full-scale catering, Uncle Gussy’s is built to feed any crowd, any size. 

Serving staples from recipes created by Uncle Gussy himself, make sure you try the gyros, keftedes, and spanakopita. And Uncle Gussy’s dishes feature its signature, secret seasoning that uses premium ingredients imported from Greece. If you have a wedding on the horizon or a child’s graduation coming soon, Uncle Gussy’s Greek cuisine will deliver big portions with even bigger taste.

RAISE THE BAR FOR YOUR NEXT CELEBRATION WITH MEDITERRANEAN FOOD TRUCKS

The Mediterranean is one of the cradles of civilization. And its exotic tastes, textures, and colors combine the best of global gastronomy. To indulge in this fare also means taking a journey toward better health. Study after study shows Mediterranean cuisine is nutritious and heart-healthy

So, get in touch with experts who know the best Mediterranean food trucks in New York and beyond and serve your guests food that satisfies, is good for you, and takes you on a summer vacation without leaving home.  

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Pizza Food Trucks With Real Pizza Ovens to Rent in NY https://nyfta.org/2021/3/29/pizza-food-trucks-with-real-pizza-ovens-to-rent-in-ny https://nyfta.org/2021/3/29/pizza-food-trucks-with-real-pizza-ovens-to-rent-in-ny#respond Mon, 29 Mar 2021 15:33:00 +0000 https://nyfta.org/?p=6846 Operating a successful food truck is challenging work. Try feeding hundreds of hungry customers in a limited space, with limited refrigeration and climate control. Now, bring an 800-degree wood-fired oven into the equation. But that’s just another day’s work for the best pizza food trucks in New York, and they’re masters of the pizza game.  … Continue reading "Pizza Food Trucks With Real Pizza Ovens to Rent in NY"

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Operating a successful food truck is challenging work. Try feeding hundreds of hungry customers in a limited space, with limited refrigeration and climate control. Now, bring an 800-degree wood-fired oven into the equation. But that’s just another day’s work for the best pizza food trucks in New York, and they’re masters of the pizza game. 

Pizza also has a long history as a street food staple. It’s food for the people, by the people, whether you’re eating a slice or sharing an extra-large pie with friends. 

Let’s check out pizza food trucks in New York that you can rent featuring wood-fired ovens. So, you and your crew can enjoy an authentic taste of the Old World in every crispy-crunchy, ooey-gooey bite.

ABEETZ

Named one of Westchester County’s best food trucks, Abeetz has taken New York by storm since opening in 2017. Owned-and-operated by Dave D’Amico, Abeetz’s pizza is inspired by how pies are prepared and made in Sicily and Naples, just like his family’s Italian roots. 

But you can’t call any pizza food truck one of the best unless it has the hardware inside to back it up. On-board, Abeetz features a gold-tiled brick oven imported directly from Italy. And that’s the secret to their award-winning specialty pies like the “Roni” (mozzarella, tomato sauce, and crispy pepperoni) and the “Sawzeech” (crumbled sweet Italian sausage, spicy pickled chiles, mozzarella, and tomato sauce).

And like Abeetz says, “no party is too small or large,” so you know they’ll cater a delicious event and bring the party to you! 

GROUNDLING PIZZA CO.

Groundling Pizza Co. promises to give you the best slice of pizza on the go, and they definitely deliver on that bold statement. So, what makes their pizza so delicious and one of New York’s finest? Groundling’s uses traditional wood-fired pizza-making techniques and cooking methods. Danny and Luke Bruckert, Groundling Pizza Co.’s owners, built their pizza food truck from the ground up and even drove it all the way from Portland to NYC. 

What does that mean for pizza connoisseurs like you? Hot, fresh, and authentic wood-fired pizza, of course! We recommend you try the “Salumi” with salami from Brooklyn’s Ends Meat, chili oil, fresh mozzarella pecorino cheese, and sauce made with locally-grown tomatoes and herbs. 

So, step outside, hit the streets, and grab yourself a couple of slices. Or go ahead and book Groundling’s wood-fired oven and food truck to really heat up your next pizza party!

PIZZA MOTO

Pizza Moto is in the business of throwing pizza parties. And since 2009, they’ve been making wood-fired pizzas that are some of Brooklyn’s finest. But, get a load of Pizza Moto’s industrial wood-fired oven mounted on a doubled-hulled, 12-gauge insulated steel trailer.   

All that horsepower gives its tangy dough a crispy yet chewy bite. If you want to elevate your pizza, try Pizza Moto’s “Eggs in Hell” loaded with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, bacon, soft-cooked eggs, and drizzled with chili oil. 

With pizza food trucks stationed across New York and a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Brooklyn, Pizza Moto feeds thousands of hungry customers every day. So, you can rest assured if you’re hosting a large-scale event, they’ll take care of all your pizza needs.  

PIZZA VITA

Authentic Neapolitan pizza in the heart of New York City? Bestill our pizza-loving hearts! Chef Adele DiBiase and her pizza food truck Pizza Vita have been winning over pizza-lovers of all ages since 2011. 

But, Pizza Vita’s pride and joy is its wood-fired oven that stays nice and toasty at a steady 900-degrees. That’s hotter than the surface of Venus if you want some perspective. That piping hot temperature allows Pizza Vita to cook their delicious pies in just 90 seconds!

Take a bite of the “Drunken,” with homemade vodka sauce, ricotta, fresh mozzarella, and basil. Featured on NBC’s Today Show and The New York Times, you’ll be sure to impress your guests with critically-acclaimed, nationally-recognized pizza when you book Pizza Vita for your upcoming office lunch or summer party.

PIZZA VITALE

Speaking of Neapolitan pizza, there’s a “little silver box” on wheels roaming the streets of Mamaroneck serving big pies with even bigger flavor. For over 30 years, chef Francesco Vitale has worked as a professionally trained pizzaiolo, honing his skills in Naples, London, and New York. 

And chef Francesco takes his pies seriously. His dough is made daily with Mulino Caputo 00 flour that gives his wood-fired crust a chewy crust. And Pizza Vitale only uses tomatoes grown in the Sarno Valley, fresh fior di latte mozzarella, and other locally-sourced ingredients.

If you’re a cheesehead, make sure you order Pizza Vitale’s “Quattro Formaggi” with fresh mozzarella, ricotta, fontina, and gorgonzola cheeses. Rain or shine, Pizza Vitale delivers pizza catering that’s great for private events, weddings, and more!

Serve Your Guests Only the Best With Wood-Fired Pizza Food Trucks

Sure. You could go for pizza from those big chains that we won’t name here, but why? You’re in New York! Arguably the pizza capital of America! So skip those other guys and take a bite into authentic pizza made by the best pizza food trucks bar none. This handy list will get you started, but there’s dozens more cruising around NYC and beyond. Get in touch with those in the know who will make sure your next pizza party is simply deliziosa!

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Breakfast Catering Ideas Beyond Bacon and Eggs https://nyfta.org/2021/3/24/breakfast-catering-ideas-beyond-bacon-and-eggs https://nyfta.org/2021/3/24/breakfast-catering-ideas-beyond-bacon-and-eggs#respond Wed, 24 Mar 2021 15:14:00 +0000 https://nyfta.org/?p=6819 Every morning, 31 million Americans skip breakfast. But there are delicious and nutritious breakfast catering ideas that will upgrade those donuts and fast food sandwiches. Whether you’re looking to cater a satisfying breakfast for an office meeting, school fundraiser, or wedding brunch, there are plenty of tasty, energizing, and affordable options available. Let’s check out … Continue reading "Breakfast Catering Ideas Beyond Bacon and Eggs"

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Every morning, 31 million Americans skip breakfast. But there are delicious and nutritious breakfast catering ideas that will upgrade those donuts and fast food sandwiches. Whether you’re looking to cater a satisfying breakfast for an office meeting, school fundraiser, or wedding brunch, there are plenty of tasty, energizing, and affordable options available. Let’s check out five of the most inspired breakfast catering ideas that’ll fuel your next morning event.

1. A SIMPLE AND CHIC EUROPEAN-STYLE BREAKFAST BAR 

Europeans do breakfast differently than their American brethren. While lighter, they’re just as delicious. Traditionally, European-style breakfasts feature different types of rolls, croissants, and pastries paired with an assortment of jams, butter, cheeses, and sliced meats. But, European-style breakfasts aren’t the continental breakfasts we’re used to seeing in hotel lobbies or at work conferences. 

But we here in the States forget they also offer made-to-order hot items. Sweet or savory crepes lend a Parisian twist to your breakfast. And for a proper English/Irish breakfast, crispy hashbrowns or fried potatoes are a must. European-style breakfast bars are breakfast catering ideas where you can offer your guests a little bit of everything, from Scandinavian cuisine (yogurt and granola) to Polish fare (scrambled eggs with kielbasa sausage) and everything in between.

2. BRING OUT YOUR INNER KID WITH A BUILD YOUR OWN WAFFLE STATION

Who doesn’t love a golden-brown waffle fresh off the griddle? Topped with warm syrup and a pat of butter, waffles make for a heavenly breakfast. It’s easy to bring that same energy with breakfast catering ideas that are equal parts delicious and fun. Build-your-own waffle stations are great for all ages and informal events. Aside from satisfying everyone’s appetites, they can customizing their waffles the way they want with whipped cream, fresh fruits, chocolate chips, and more. From boardroom brunches to breakfast bridal showers, waffles are the perfect morning pick-me-up.  

3. KEEP FIT WITH CUSTOMIZABLE ACAI BOWLS AND SMOOTHIES

Who isn’t on a health kick these days? We all know someone who’s cutting calories or on the latest fad diet. But if you’re planning a breakfast catering event, you can help everyone stick to their resolutions. Açaí bowls taste as smooth and silky as ice cream but are deceptively great for you. 

Made with açaí berry puree, fruits, and all your favorite toppings, made-to-order açaí bowls, and smoothies are packed with vital nutrients that make an energizing yet satisfying breakfast. So, if you want to treat your workout group to a healthy and delicious meal after working up a sweat, breakfast catering ideas that feature healthy options, like açaí bowls and smoothies, will put a new spin on “a complete and balanced breakfast.”

4. ADD BUZZ TO YOUR EVENT WITH AN ARTISAN COFFEE CART

For many people, an essential part of breakfast is coffee. It’s also an office staple, and there’s always a pot brewing. But, if you have an early-morning meeting, skip those stale supermarket grounds and elevate your coffee game with a mobile espresso bar. Artisan coffee carts brew and serve craft lattes, macchiatos, espressos, and cold brews that’ll perk up co-workers’ taste buds. And these caffeine-centric breakfast catering ideas will also give them a much-needed morning jolt that’ll help fuel their day.

5. HAND-HELD OPTIONS FOR A WORKING BREAKFAST

As much as you’d like to host a formal, sit-down breakfast for your catered event, chances are it might be supplemental to a meeting or presentation. With laptops open and pens and paper out, it’ll be tough for guests to balance plates and silverware. Breakfast catering ideas featuring portable eats aren’t just delicious; they’re also practical. Try hand-held foods like breakfast tacos, burritos, and empanadas that are handmade and homemade with fresh ingredients.  

BREAKFAST CATERING IDEAS TO MAKE YOUR MORNING DELICIOUS

Starting your day off with a great breakfast isn’t just delicious; it’ll also make your coworkers, clients, friends, and family happy. These breakfast catering ideas are just some of many, so get creative and shake up expectations. So, if you’re looking for fantastic breakfast catering, think outside the box and do your research. Or contact culinary professionals who’ll connect you with the best caterers and vendors that’ll make your event shine.  

7. ENJOY THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER WITH A LABOR DAY PARTY

You know the rules, no wearing white after Labor Day, or so the fashion gods say. Before the weather cools, say goodbye to summer in style with a chic party that’s all-white. And it doesn’t have to be limited to everyone’s fashion choices. You can have fun with company holiday party ideas like these by incorporating color-coordinated decorations, like white linen tablecloths and white flowers, and desserts like a fondue station with marshmallows and angel food cake dipped in white chocolate. 

8. PUMPKIN CARVING PARTY FOR SPOOKY HALLOWEEN

Halloween costume parties at work are a given by now. So, what else is there to do? Hosting a pumpkin carving party may be a little messy, but your staff will enjoy showing off their artistic side or at least providing some laughs. Maniac Pumpkin Carvers offers team-bonding virtual classes that’ll teach your team the ins and outs of pumpkin carving while having a great time in the process. You can even hold a “Best Pumpkin” contest and award the winner some fabulous prizes.

9. SKIP THE TURKEY AND HOST AN INTERNATIONAL THANKSGIVING

Your employees are about to get a major dose of tryptophan on Thanksgiving Day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t whet their appetites with a smorgasbord of your own around a Thanksgiving cornucopia. Take a trip around the world without using up your vacation time with Thanksgiving catering celebrating different cultures and cuisines. From Asian-fusion to Greek and everything in between, there are plenty of vendors and caterers ready to feed your employees.

10. HOLIDAY MOVIE MARATHON FOR YOUR OFFICE PARTY

Everyone in your office is different, and some celebrate Christmas, while others may celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. Plan a party that’s festive and inclusive, so all employees feel welcomed. It’s safe to say everyone has a favorite holiday movie. Whether “It’s a Wonderful Life” or “Die Hard,” let your staff choose a couple of classics. While major theater chains currently rent private screenings for as little as $100, turning your office into a movie theater is also cheaper than you might think. Projectors and beanbag chairs or comfy couches can all be rented at reasonable prices. And there are a host of companies that will take care of the popcorn and other classic movie snacks.

THESE COMPANY HOLIDAY PARTY IDEAS WILL INSPIRE AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENT

No matter your budget, there are company holiday party ideas perfect for your employees. If you’re still unsure of what kind of party you should throw, ask your staff. They’d enjoy a party more if they had a say in it. And, if you don’t know how to make your fun festivities a reality, there are professional companies across the U.S. who make good times happen every day. But the most important thing to remember for your party is to spend quality time with your team and celebrate all that they do for your business.

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Company Holiday Party Ideas To Surprise Your Staff https://nyfta.org/2021/3/18/company-holiday-party-ideas-to-surprise-your-staff Thu, 18 Mar 2021 20:42:00 +0000 https://nyfta.org/?p=6743 As businesses reopen, employees are returning to the office. We’ve got 10 company holiday party ideas that aren’t just fun; they’ll also bring your team together.

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As businesses reopen, employees are returning to the office. With 2021 in full swing, that means another calendar packed with holidays to celebrate. But, company holiday parties have a dubious reputation of being clichéd and unimaginative. Have no fear! There are plenty of ideas that are creative and original. Need some help? We’ve got 10 company holiday party ideas that aren’t just fun; they’ll also bring your team together. So, let’s take a closer look at how you can make your next company holiday party an event to remember.

Company Holiday Party Ideas

1. GAME DAY AT THE OFFICE

February may be in the books, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning for 2022. Other than Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl is the most anticipated event in the shortest month of the year. For next year’s Super Bowl, host a pre-game party at the office with classic tailgating food and let your employees dress up in jerseys and t-shirts representing their favorite teams and players. And for staff who aren’t football fanatics? The Flair Exchange offers free printable Bingo cards based on those must-watch Super Bowl commercials.

Game Day at the Office

2. VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT EXCHANGE

Valentine’s Day isn’t just a romantic holiday but an opportunity to show love for your employees. “Secret Cupid” works the same as “Secret Santa,” allowing co-workers to give each other gifts. Online company Draw Names has a Secret Valentine Generator that will help get you started. After sending invitations and everyone completes their wish list, names are drawn out of a virtual hat. You can anonymously access the recipient’s wish list and ask them questions, so you choose the perfect gift.

3. REWARD YOUR TEAM ON EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY

Your staff works hard for you all year long. Creating an annual office tradition with a day that’s just about them will go a long way toward winning them over. The first Friday in March is Employee Appreciation Day. Time and again, research shows employees who feel appreciated are more productive and likelier to stay with their company longer. San Francisco-based company Blueboard specializes in developing meaningful and exciting employee recognition experiences that are creative and engaging.

4. ADD INSTANT IRISH TO YOUR ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY

St. Patrick’s Day is a ready-made holiday party primed for good times. Deck your office in green streamers, confetti, and plastic shamrocks, and let your employees decorate their workspaces too. If you allow alcohol, ditch that green beer and upgrade with craft brews. And Spotify’s St. Patrick’s Day playlist will have your staff feeling the luck of the Irish all day long.

St. Patty's Company Holiday Party

5. NACHO AVERAGE CINCO DE MAYO

Celebrated each year on May 5, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory at the Battle of Puebla. Here in the U.S., it’s also a day to have fun and enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine. And Mexican food is perfect for parties because most Mexican staples are easy on your company budget. Try celebrating this year’s Cinco de Mayo with build-your-own nachos and margaritas bars.

6. FESTIVE 4TH OF JULY TREATS

Bustle offers seven 4th of July company holiday party ideas that are sure to bring fireworks to your event. One that we love? Colorful desserts that get everyone in the holiday spirit. If you’re a whiz in the kitchen, whip up a batch of your famous homemade cookies and make them red, white, and blue. But, if you’re not the next Martha Stewart, there are dessert companies that offer freshly baked goods that are equally colorful and mouthwatering.

Red White and Blue Dessert

7. ENJOY THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER WITH A LABOR DAY PARTY

You know the rules, no wearing white after Labor Day, or so the fashion gods say. Before the weather cools, say goodbye to summer in style with a chic party that’s all-white. And it doesn’t have to be limited to everyone’s fashion choices. You can have fun with company holiday party ideas like these by incorporating color-coordinated decorations, like white linen tablecloths and white flowers, and desserts like a fondue station with marshmallows and angel food cake dipped in white chocolate. 

8. PUMPKIN CARVING PARTY FOR SPOOKY HALLOWEEN

Halloween costume parties at work are a given by now. So, what else is there to do? Hosting a pumpkin carving party may be a little messy, but your staff will enjoy showing off their artistic side or at least providing some laughs. Maniac Pumpkin Carvers offers team-bonding virtual classes that’ll teach your team the ins and outs of pumpkin carving while having a great time in the process. You can even hold a “Best Pumpkin” contest and award the winner some fabulous prizes.

9. SKIP THE TURKEY AND HOST AN INTERNATIONAL THANKSGIVING

Your employees are about to get a major dose of tryptophan on Thanksgiving Day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t whet their appetites with a smorgasbord of your own around a Thanksgiving cornucopia. Take a trip around the world without using up your vacation time with Thanksgiving catering celebrating different cultures and cuisines. From Asian-fusion to Greek and everything in between, there are plenty of vendors and caterers ready to feed your employees.

Greek Thanksgiving

10. HOLIDAY MOVIE MARATHON FOR YOUR OFFICE PARTY

Everyone in your office is different, and some celebrate Christmas, while others may celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. Plan a party that’s festive and inclusive, so all employees feel welcomed. It’s safe to say everyone has a favorite holiday movie. Whether “It’s a Wonderful Life” or “Die Hard,” let your staff choose a couple of classics. While major theater chains currently rent private screenings for as little as $100, turning your office into a movie theater is also cheaper than you might think. Projectors and beanbag chairs or comfy couches can all be rented at reasonable prices. And there are a host of companies that will take care of the popcorn and other classic movie snacks.

THESE COMPANY HOLIDAY PARTY IDEAS WILL INSPIRE AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENT

No matter your budget, there are company holiday party ideas perfect for your employees. If you’re still unsure of what kind of party you should throw, ask your staff. They’d enjoy a party more if they had a say in it. And, if you don’t know how to make your fun festivities a reality, there are professional companies across the U.S. who make good times happen every day. But the most important thing to remember for your party is to spend quality time with your team and celebrate all that they do for your business.

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Mexican Food Truck Catering in NYC: 2021 Industry Forecast https://nyfta.org/2021/3/11/mexican-food-truck-catering-in-nyc-2021-industry-forecast Thu, 11 Mar 2021 20:24:29 +0000 https://nyfta.org/?p=6725 As food truck catering trends evolve, so do the cuisines being served to hungry customers. Let's take a look at the tastiest and trendiest Mexican food trucks from the Bronx to the Bowery and beyond.

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When we think of the best Mexican food trucks in the U.S., our map usually takes us out west. California’s even the birthplace of the first popular Mexican food truck. But, New York’s come a long way and has finally caught up with its West Coast rival. 

As food truck catering trends evolve, so do the cuisines being served to hungry customers. Fortunately for you, we’ve road-tested the latest and greatest Mexican food trucks in New York. So, let’s take a ride and find the tastiest and trendiest Mexican eats from the Bronx to the Bowery and beyond.

Mexican Food Trucks New York

MARKET TREND #1: MEXICAN FOOD TRUCK CATERING WITH PLANT-BASED OPTIONS

With the rise of plant-based options, you can find vegetarian items on your local Burger King’s menu. It doesn’t look like this trend is going anywhere as the demand for meatless options grows. But, Mexican food truck catering has been “going green” for years. Check out NYC’s Los Viajeros — with its bright fuchsia food truck, hand-painted mural of Carmen Miranda — serving some of the best Latin fusion fare, including vegetarian choices

Can’t miss dish: La Flaca Burrito

Los Viajeros’ vegetarian burrito is stuffed with brown rice, sautéed peppers, onions, sweet plantains, Monterey Jack and Cotija cheese, and homemade chipotle aioli. It’s so good; you won’t even miss the meat while savoring an authentic taste of Latin culture with every bite.

Los Viajeros Mexican Food Trucks

MARKET TREND #2: FOOD TRUCKS SERVING SWEET TREATS

Dessert trucks are nothing new in the food truck industry, but experts say churros are taking 2021 by storm. Not only are they cost-effective and easy to make in bulk, but they’re also decadently delicious. Carlitos Barbecue Taqueria brings Tex-Mex eats to NYC streets. While known for its menu featuring mouthwatering pit-smoked tacos and Mexican platos, Carlitos’ dishes are simple yet dynamic. But, take a closer look, and you’ll find you can indulge in a few orders of Carlitos’ homemade churros that are heavenly.

Can’t miss dish: Chocolate Churros 

The only downside to Carlitos’ homemade churros is that you get two because you’ll want more. These perfectly crisp pastries are perfectly piped with chocolate or dulce de leche. We love the Chocolate, but we suggest you try both and then come back for seconds!

Carlitos Tacos Churros

MARKET TREND #3: ALCOHOL QUALITY OVER QUANTITY 

Because we’ve spent the past year primarily in our homes, it’s given us time to explore hobbies. And one of those is becoming amateur mixologists. The food truck industry is adjusting because we’ve become more willing to pay for premium drinks over happy hour specials. With Mexican cuisine, nothing beats washing down a plate of tacos with a margarita. And Disco Tacos is serving good eats, fresh beats, and ice-cold drinks. Come for the spicy braised lamb tacos, but stay for their handcrafted cocktails. 

Can’t miss dish: Smokey & Spicy Margarita

One of Disco Tacos’ most popular drinks, the Smokey & Spicy is made with premium tequila, mezcal, kicked up a notch with serrano peppers, cooled down with homemade cucumber syrup, and garnished with fresh lime juice and a Tajín rim. They also serve their drinks by the pitcher that’s perfect for catered events and another popular trend in the industry this year.

Disco Tacos Margaritas

MARKET TREND #4: CELEBRATING HERITAGE COOKING

As society explores new cultures to be better educated, heritage cooking is one trend we hope stays. But, celebrating cuisines rooted in culture and family ties is nothing new for the food truck industry. Food trucks are family-operated, and feature recipes vendors grew up. One food truck doing that is El Toro Rojo. Founded by Gabriel Apreza, an immigrant from Guerrero, Mexico, and his son Dennis, El Toro Rojo serves native Mexican dishes in Midtown Manhattan and Long Island City. Known for simple meals that pack a flavorful punch, this food truck is where you can find some of the most authentic Mexican food in New York.

Can’t miss dish: Birria de Res Tacos

El Toro Rojo specializes in this traditional Mexican beef dish, taking a Californian classic to NYC. And its Birria de Res Tacos is something worth savoring. These tacos feature handmade soft nixtamal corn tortillas and topped with cheese, onion, cilantro, and homemade salsa featuring imported Mexican dried chilis. Once you try it, you’ll want every catered party you throw to be Taco Tuesday-themed.

Birria Tacos El Toro Rojo

HEAT UP YOUR NEXT FIESTA WITH MEXICAN FOOD TRUCKS

It’s safe to say most people love Mexican food. We can’t seem to get enough of this delicious cuisine. You can’t go wrong with Mexican food truck catering, and the forecast is bright in 2021. Leading all the hottest trends, they’ll make your wedding reception, birthday party, or office lunch special. If you’re ready to start planning, take a look and book the best Mexican food trucks in NYC

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Delicious Food Truck Designs You Didn’t Expect to See Today https://nyfta.org/2021/3/4/delicious-food-truck-designs-you-didnt-expect-to-see-today Thu, 04 Mar 2021 20:03:18 +0000 https://nyfta.org/?p=6684 Food truck designs play a critical role in your branding strategy, how customers see the quality of the food you serve, and how you separate yourself from your competitors.

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The popularity of food trucks has exploded in recent years. In addition to the mobility they offer, their cuisine ranks as some of the finest in the world. But, a lot of their attitude and flare comes from food truck designs and branding. Food trucks should look as fun and quirky as the food they serve to attract diners. Need ideas on how you can upgrade your food truck?  We’ve gathered the seven best food truck designs in America that are as eye-catching as their menus are delicious.

7 STUNNING FOOD TRUCK DESIGNS

THE CHAIRMAN –  SAN FRANCISCO 

The Chairman is a popular Asian fusion food truck bringing gua bao – or bun sandwiches – to San Francisco. Come for the food, but stay for the truck’s vivid branding. Designed by Taiwanese-American artist James Jean, best known for his work with DC Comics and Prada, The Chairman’s big red bun truck is a fan-favorite for Bay Area foodies.

TACEAUX LOCEAUX – NEW ORLEANS

Taceaux Loceaux is known for its killer tacos, like the slow-roasted brisket “Messin’ With Texas” and slow-cooked pork “Carnital Knowledge.” And Taceaux Loceaux’s food truck design features striking “Día de los Muertos” artwork that turns heads and satisfies stomachs throughout New Orleans’ famed Bourbon Street.

EAST SIDE KING – AUSTIN, TEXAS

East Side King is an Asian fusion food truck known as the darling of Austin’s food scene. It’s easy to see why it always draws crowds with delights like green curry fried chicken sandwiches. East Side King’s food truck design also matches its personality, inspired by Asian cultures and Austin’s fun-loving soul.

LOS VIAJEROS – NEW YORK

Los Viajeros’ dishes celebrate Latin America’s cuisines and cultures. Specializing in tacos, burritos, and quesadillas, Los Viajeros boasts one of the most colorful food truck designs in New York City. It features a hand-painted mural of actress Carmen Miranda. It’s hard to miss Los Viajeros stand-out bright fuchsia food truck.

BITE INTO MAINE – CAPE ELIZABETH, MAINE

Bite Into Maine delivers fresh seafood with laid-back vibes on the edge of the Atlantic. Famous for its lobster rolls made with fresh-caught Maine lobster, Bite Into Maine’s stainless steel trailer adds to its distinct personality. Moreover, the trailer’s stamp logo is both eye-catching and memorable, so Mainers always remember who’s serving the delicious eats they’re savoring.

BLANK STREET – WILLIAMSBURG, NEW YORK

Your food truck design doesn’t have to be big and bold. It can also be subtle and sleek. New York’s Blank Street is warm and inviting, just like the premium coffees and pastries they serve. Along with taking the traditional coffee shop experience on the road, Blank Street’s coffee carts and pick-up windows are zero-emission. So, you can feel good about where you’re getting your fresh-based croissants and fresh-brewed cappuccinos when you visit Blank Street.

ROXY’S GRILLED CHEESE – BOSTON

Boston’s Roxy’s Grilled Cheese serves childhood classics for your adult palate. “The Allston” takes herbed goat cheese, fig jam, caramelized onions, and arugula and upgrades your run-of-the-mill grilled cheese sandwich. Roxy’s food truck is the perfect partner for its classic sandwiches too. Its innovative design is retro and nostalgic, taking you back to those after-school days snacking on a cheesy, gooey grilled cheese.

MAXIMIZE SALES WITH YOUR FOOD TRUCK DESIGNS

  • Food truck designs should make a clear connection between your values and brand. Importantly, developing branding, like a logo, is critical to have in mind before you start designing your truck. 
  • Your food truck is like a blank canvass. So, consider all of its features, like the windows, bumpers, and roof, when designing your truck’s aesthetics. 
  • Alternately, keep in mind that features like sliding doors and windows can obscure your branding. Make sure they’re always visible to customers. 
  • Be creative with your color palette, but think about how they relate to your branding. Making your colors relevant to your customers will help you always stay on-message. 
  • If you’re on a budget, vinyl wraps are a viable alternative to painting your food truck. Wraps are durable, easy-to-clean, and considered a useful marketing tool. 

STAND OUT AND MAKE AN IMPRESSION WITH UNIQUE FOOD TRUCK DESIGNS

Having a food truck that attracts many customers and paying close attention to its design will help you reach your goals. Food truck designs play a critical role in your branding strategy, how customers see the quality of the food you serve, and how you separate yourself from your competitors. When your food truck, rich in color, text, logo, or structure, is seen on the streets, you can be sure customers will want to see the delicious food you have to offer.

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