Food Cart Catering

Give your party a personal touch when you book food cart catering with us. Birthdays, graduations, Happy Hours, company outings—you name the time and place, and we’re there.





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Food Cart Rentals, Made Easy

Let’s face it: planning an event is not an easy task. Leave the hard work to us instead. We can help you find a food cart that exceeds your expectations, curate a divine tasting menu, and hire a capable staff, all in a few clicks. Food cart catering is an ideal inclusion to private events where guests will prefer small bites, treats, and refreshments. And, since NYFTA works with New York’s finest mobile culinary artists, you don’t even have to worry about accommodating allergies or food preferences—our premium vendors have got you covered with plenty of delicious, inclusive, and inspired options. Not sure if a truck or cart is better for your needs? Check out our guide on the pros and cons of food cart vs. food truck catering.




Select From Gourmet Food Carts

No, this isn’t Mario Kart™, but you still get to choose your cart. Our first-rate food carts are the perfect addition to your private event, serving up a straightforward menu of finger foods and shareable bites prepared before arrival. Whether it be an appetizer, dessert truck, or anything in between we have you covered.

Food truck catering brings a unique flare to any catered event, but it isn't always possible to allocate the space for a full-size truck. With the compact nature of our premier food carts, you can bring the exciting menus of food trucks indoors or to more confined spaces!

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Meet the NYFTA Members

Food cart catering is our specialty. Explore our vendors’ menus with ease and find a cart that works with your theme. With so many options, you are bound to find a perfect fit.

Baonanas Baonanas Logo

#Baonanas is a brand new take on an NYC favorite: banana pudding.

Waffle de Lys Waffle de Lys Logo

Waffle de Lys offers delicious Belgian waffles with a French touch, using the finest natural ingredients imported from France and Belgium.

Nitrotaps nitrotaps coffee bar nyc catering logo

NitroTaps is a premier draft coffee caterer leveraging the latest popular coffee trend, nitro-infused coffee.

Nathan’s Famous nathan's famous food cart logo

Nathan’s Famous is an American classic and New York icon serving hot dogs since 1916.


NYFTA can easily customize any food cart to match the mood, whether that means adding a congratulations banner, a handwritten menu sign, or including eye-catching decorations.


Food carts are a great way to test out
some experiential marketing for your
brand. Give potential customers a unique
opportunity to explore your brand in an
up-close and innovative way.

Take Rag & Bone, for example, a clothing
brand that set up a “deli” food cart outside
Nordstrom’s flagship location in NYC. The
brand showcased exclusive clothes, shoes,
and accessories in a creative take on the
classic NYC deli stand, using special
promotions and collecting emails for the
chance to win gift cards. This allowed
customers to experience the brand in a
way they never had before, piquing
interest on the street, a previously
untapped market.

If you’re interested in booking one of our
fabulous food carts for experiential
marketing, you can learn more at


Are there eco-friendly food carts? arrow

Yes! Food carts and food trucks are sustainably driven by less energy consumption and locally sourced ingredients. Many of our food carts and food trucks run on biodiesel, a fuel made from vegetable oil.

Can a food truck serve alcohol at my private event? arrow

Yes, certain specialty vehicles can serve alcohol at your event, but the event needs to meet certain legal requirements (i.e. take place on private property). You’re more than welcome to discuss the logistics and details of this further with a member of the NYFTA team!

Do I tip the food cart staff? arrow

Our vendors work so hard to ensure that your event is spectacular in any way. Any tips and gratuity will be greatly appreciated.

How do I book a food cart? arrow

Booking a food cart with NYFTA is easy! Simply select your service, tell us a little bit about your event or branded promotion, and select your food cart. One of our members will reach out to you ASAP to finalize the details.

How far in advance do I need to book a food cart? arrow

You should book your food cart at least a week in advance to allow our vendors to properly prepare, schedule, and execute your event to perfection.

How far in advance should I book a food truck for my corporate event? arrow

You can try to book a food truck at any point, but we recommend 4 to 6 weeks from the day of the event.

How far in advance should I book a food truck for my private event? arrow

You can book a food truck at any time, but we recommend 4 to 6 weeks before the day of the event.

How far in advance should I book a food truck for my wedding? arrow

You may book a food truck at any time, but we recommend 4 to 6 weeks prior to your special day.

How many food trucks should I book for a large event? arrow

This decision is ultimately yours, but we do recommend multiple food trucks for large events. When cooking and meal prep is involved, the average food truck can serve roughly 100-150 people per hour, so given that estimate, you might want to consider booking multiple vehicles.

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