Women Food Truck Business Owners You Can Support During Women’s History Month
Ms. Spudz is an all potato-based food truck founded by a woman entrepreneur named Pippi. Pippi dreamt for a long time about starting a french fry cart, but she had her doubts, thinking “who would buy just fries?” However, when she saw other food truck owners living her dream, she decided to trust her gut; now, what began as a fry cart has expanded into an ‘everything potato’ food truck. Today you can visit the food truck for everything from Buffalo Sliders and Fries, Seafood Nachos, and so much more— including, of course, their Signature Fries that started it all.
Makina Cafe is the first and only New York food truck of its kind, distinguished for bringing the rich heritage and flavors of Ethiopia to communities across the tristate area. Eden, Makina Cafe’s owner, is now living out her dream of sharing special Ethiopian dishes from her childhood with people from all walks of life, and goes to great lengths to find the right spices and foods that pay homage to her cultural background. Visiting and supporting this authentic Ethiopian food truck is one of the best ways to celebrate New York’s Black women business owners.
Candy Zoo food truck was co-founded by three moms who all shared the dream of opening a candy store that satisfied their sweet tooth.
Since 2022, the three have worked together to operate this one-of-a-kind food truck serving up a variety of the sweetest treats to the streets of NYC. Their menu features every possible type of candy you can imagine, from classics like Sour Patch Kids and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to nostalgic candy like Razzles, Pop Rocks, Hubba Bubba, and Ring Pops.
Add a little more sweetness to life while supporting women business owners with the Candy Zoo Truck!
Graziella’s is the premier food truck for authentic Italian food— but more so, the food truck business is the epitome of the American dream realized. Owner Gracie DiFeo immigrated from Italy in the 70s, and she began in the restaurant industry by washing dishes; through her work ethic and passion, she was able to work her way to chef and then go as far as to open her own business, Graziella’s. Support a 25 year-old woman-owned business this March.
LEILA'S CREPE STATION & LEILA'S EMPANADAS
Leila is a self-taught chef armed with years of home baking and cooking experience. It was always her life-long dream to open her own cafe, but it wasn’t until after many crepe dates with co-owner and fiancé Nick that she realized she was destined to start a food truck business. Together, Leila and Nick stumbled upon a vintage trailer and converted it into a mobile crepe truck, offering a variety of sweet and savory crepes perfect for any occasion. Now, Leila has expanded her food truck empire with her Empanadas food truck, Leila’s Empanadas. Leila’s Empanadas serves up steak, beef, chicken, cheese, and even vegan empanadas, as well as a variety of juicy arepas that are sure to make your mouth water.
Looking for authentic Venezuelan food? You’ve found it. Founded by native Venezuelan, Vanessa Cuartas, Caripito’s food truck is aptly named after her hometown Caripito, Venezuela. The mobile restaurant gives New Yorkers the chance to taste traditional Venezuelan flavors, while giving Vanessa the opportunity to make a name for herself as a woman food truck owner and empowered female immigrant. Show your support for the female, entrepreneurial spirit while enjoying the best arepas in the city.
BAKED IN COLOR
Baked in Color is New York’s most festive dessert truck, founded by business woman and entrepreneur Julie Waxman. After two decades of working in corporate retail, the idea for Baked in Color came when Julie noticed that people were increasingly gravitating towards rainbow-colored desserts; observing this trend, she used the chocolate chip cookie recipe she had honed over her college years and combined it with rainbow dough to create the “Happiest Cookie in the Market.” Baked in Color has been a New York favorite food truck ever since.
THE OYSTER LOVER
Inspired by her husband’s dedication to his oyster farm, Brittany Buffaloe became determined to ensure his hard work paid off, while at the same time, guaranteeing that New York had access to fresh seafood. That’s what led her to eventually open The Oyster Lover food truck: New York’s premium source of locally farmed oysters. Visit or book this one-of-a-kind, woman-owned food truck to enjoy a fresh, delicious raw bar of oysters, shrimp, caviar, pico de gallo, and so much more.
A California native, Akeelah grew up around some of the most delicious taco trucks in the country, later inspiring her to open and run the Kinky Taco truck. Over the years, Kinky Taco has become one of New York’s most beloved food truck businesses; by combining Akeelah’s mother’s Louisianian roots and her father’s Texan background, Akeelah was able to create a unique culinary fusion that New Yorkers have grown to love so much. Visit the truck during Women’s History Month to support a true Black, woman-owned, local business.
Annalee Schlossberg is a 24-year-old woman entrepreneur who has dedicated her adult life to perfecting Belgian fries and artisanal sauces, bringing the popular Belgian street food to the streets of New York with the Bel-Fries food truck. Bel-Fries is the new standard for fries, bringing the long-perfected Belgian frying traditions together with the iconic American spirit and modern standards. Their cones of trendy Belgian fries are truly the perfect snack for any occasion.
WHOLE LE CREPE
Whole Le Crepe was founded in 2013, when on maternity leave from teaching, Tina Paola had a craving for authentic crepes from only the best ingredients. Tina searched far and wide across Long Island, and with no luck, she decided, if you want something done right you have to do it yourself. Once she learned the craft of making a crepe, she began serving them to friends and family, and after receiving so much positive feedback, Tina made crepes her part-time job after being a full-time mother of three. Tina, now known as “The Crepe Lady,” is passionate about what she’s created and upholds the highest standards to make her customers satisfied and delighted with her crepes, with no regrets.
Street food is a staple part of New York’s culture, and Women’s History Month is an excellent time of year to place an emphasis on supporting women-owned businesses, especially within the food truck industry.
We hope the list above has given you insight into some of the top-tier, women-owned food trucks in New York for you to visit in March. Bon appetit!