The 27 Best Dessert Food Trucks in NYC
If you’re looking to satisfy a sweet craving, take a look at the 11 best dessert food trucks in NYC.
Ice cream and donuts and cookies, oh my! As New Yorkers face the dog days of summer, there’s nothing better than a sweet treat to beat the heat.
And, New York’s food trucks boast some of the finest desserts across the U.S. Check out the best food truck desserts in NYC.
1. AN AUTHENTIC TASTE OF ITALY AT ANDY’S ITALIAN ICES
Derived from Sicilian granita, which was brought to the United States by Italian immigrants, Italian ice has become a quintessential “icy,” summertime New York dessert. And, Andy’s Italian Ices is serving up some of the most mouth-watering Water and Crème Ices from their dessert truck across the New York City area.
Andy’s Italian Ices uses only the finest and freshest ingredients (without any syrups or fructose) in their homemade ices, with over 45 flavors to choose from, including their “Special Flavor of the Week” and even sugar-free options.
But, if you grew up in the Tri-State Area, there isn’t a more classic Italian Ice than Andy’s signature red, white, and blue “USA Rainbow.”
So, when you need to cool down, check out Andy’s Italian Ices for a dessert that’s sure to make you say, “that’s amore!”
2. INDULGE YOUR INNER HOMER SIMPSON AT CARNIVALE DONUT BAR
Do you love donuts? How about milkshakes? If so, Carnivale Donut Bar is about to become your match made in heaven.
Since 2015, they’ve gone “Over the Top” with their shakes and decadent donuts. And, nothing beats their signature Oreo “Over the Top” cookies and cream milkshake, with an Oreo cookie donut drizzled with Hershey’s chocolate syrup, and vanilla frosted rim sprinkled with Oreo cookie crumbles.
Drooling yet? Well, Carnivale Donut Bar also offers stuffed mini donuts and even ice cream donut sandwiches. From weddings to corporate events, their dessert truck will shake up your next event with delicious desserts your guests will keep talking about long after the party’s over.
3. CURB YOUR SOFT-SERVE CRAVING WITH CARVEL
In 1929, Tom Carvel’s ice cream truck broke down on a hot summer day and his ice cream started to melt. But, Carvel hit upon something special that day as customers fell head over heels for his soft-serve ice cream.
Nearly a century later, and the frozen treat that bears his name is more popular than ever. With over 500 franchise locations in 25 states across the U.S., Carvel has become synonymous with “soft-serve.”
From their classic “Flying Saucers” to signature “Fudgie the Whale” ice cream cakes, plus classic shakes, cones, and more, it’s easy to understand why Carvel leads the industry as “America’s Freshest Ice Cream.”
4. OOEY GOOEY DELICIOUS COOKIES AT CHIP NYC
What’s better than a freshly baked, straight from the oven, Insta-worthy cookie? Probably not much, and that’s why Chip NYC is one of the most popular dessert trucks in New York City.
But, Chip NYC isn’t just baking your average chocolate chip cookies. Their treats are stuffed with unique and creative flavors that are taking cookies to the next level.
Their “Peanut Butter & Jelly” cookie, featuring a peanut butter cookie with peanut butter chips and filled with homemade jelly, is a fan favorite and puts a whole new spin on the classic childhood snack.
With over 30 flavors to choose from, and more than 25,000 cookies baked each week, Chip NYC brings an unforgettably delicious experience for kids of all ages.
5. GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES AT GLAZED AND CONFUSED
The mini donuts at Glazed and Confused may be small in size, but these popable delights are bursting with some serious flavor.
Fresh, made-to-order, lightly crisped on the outside, and soft and pillowy on the inside, their mini-donuts are blanketed in delicious flavors and toppings that’ll satisfy any sweet tooth.
Glazed and Confused (along with their colorful dessert truck) specializes in 10 tasty varieties (along with seasonal creations), like their “American Pie” mini-donuts, featuring a homemade apple pie filling, cinnamon, graham cracker, and caramel glaze.
For those 21+, Glazed and Confused even has boozy, mini donut options that’ll definitely steal the show and impress all your guests.
6. THE CITY OF LOVE MEETS THE BIG APPLE AT LEILA’S CREPE STATION
When you want to take a European vacation, but can’t leave home, venture over to Leila’s Crepe Station instead, where they’ll make you feel like an “American in Paris.”
Featuring a variety of sweet and savory crepes, this mobile dessert truck will have you hooked from the first bite. Try their crowd-pleasing “Very Berry,” made with locally-sourced fresh strawberries and blueberries, sweet cream cheese, raspberry sauce, and topped with shaved almonds.
If you’re in the mood for a dessert that’s unique, elegant, and delicious, transport yourself without the cost of a plane ticket and take a bite out of Leila’s Crepe Station.
7. ICONIC ICE CREAM CONES FROM MISTER SOFTEE
From its signature jingle to its blue and white dessert truck, there are few treats that are as memorable as a classic Mister Softee ice cream cone.
If you’re in NYC and need a cool treat on a hot summer’s day, chances are you’ll find your neighborhood Mister Softee truck nearby. And, it’d be hard not to. With over 600 trucks, it’s the largest franchisor of soft-serve ice cream in the U.S.
Having an office or birthday party? Your event wouldn’t be complete without a Mister Softee vanilla cone with rainbow sprinkles. With over sixty years of putting smiles on ice cream lovers’ faces, Mister Softee reigns supreme at the favorite summertime treat of the Northeast.
8. VAN LEEUWEN’S EARTH-INSPIRED ICE CREAM
Ice cream that’s equal parts delicious and leaves you feeling guilt-free? It’s true, and it’s been the passion of Van Leeuwen Ice Cream since their dessert truck started cruising the streets of New York in 2008.
Their ice cream is made without stabilizers, gums, corn syrup, milk powder and condensed milk, and only churned with natural ingredients.
Their commitment to high-quality ice cream inspired their limited-edition flavor, “Green Planet,” celebrating “National Earth Month.” Made with raw cashew milk, coconut cream, organic coconut oil, cocoa butter, and organic cane sugar, this “feel-good” ice cream is also accented with matcha and an almond cake spiked with the green superfood, spirulina.
Van Leeuwen has a wide-range of options available for all pallets and with that kind of variety, everyone will be singing Van Leeuwen’s praises.
9. A BELGIAN DESSERT FOR AMERICAN APPETITES AT WAFELS & DINGES
With their yellow dessert truck and award-winning desserts, Waffles & Dinges has helped to make Belgian waffles find a home right here in America.
This Vendy Award winner for “Best Mobile Vendor” and winner of Food Network’s “Throwdown with Bobby Flay,” Waffles & Dinges has the hardware to back-up their status at one of the best dessert trucks for authentic Belgian waffles.
Next time you’re in the NYC area, try their famous “Waffle of Mass Destruction” (or “WMD”). Loaded with fresh bananas, strawberries, Belgian chocolate fudge, and whipped cream, it’s no secret why Wafels & Dinges has become American’s new national treasure.
10. A EUROPEAN ADVENTURE IN NYC AT WAFFLE DE LYS
Fusing the sweet cuisines from France and Belgium, Waffle de Lys creates Belgian waffles with ingredients sourced from the two European nations. With waffles that are golden brown on the outside and fluffy on the inside, they are a delicious canvass for a host of decadent toppings.
For a truly sensational experience, try the L’Exotique, topped with fresh bananas, mango and raspberry coulis, caramelized hazelnut crumbs, and homemade whipped cream.
With homemade Belgian waffles and scrumptious toppings, Waffle de Lys makes for a perfect dessert truck that’ll impress and have your guests coming back for seconds.
11. PICTURE-PERFECT DESSERTS FROM BAKED IN COLOR
Baked in Color is definitely not your average food truck. This NYC staple serves up rainbow desserts that perfectly match the truck’s colorful exterior, making for a delicious, fun-loving, and one-of-a-kind dining experience. From chocolate chip cookies to brownies, Baked in Color offers Insta-worthy baked goods that are as tasty as they are pretty.
Their classic chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy, with just the right amount of sweetness, and don’t even get us started on their Oreo-stuffed brownie squares! No matter what you choose, you’re sure to be delighted by the bright colors and delicious flavors.
12. INDULGE IN AWARD-WINNING CUPCAKES FROM HOUSE OF CUPCAKES
House of Cupcakes is known for their freshly baked cupcakes that come in a variety of flavors, like Red Velvet Coco, Peanut Butter Cup, and cream-filled cupcakes like Strawberry Shortcake and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!
From classic favorites to inventive new creations, the truck’s menu is a fun and convenient way to make sure you or your party guests get their dessert fix.
Not convinced? House of Cupcakes won Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, so you know for sure their cupcakes can’t be beat! Stop by today to experience NYC‘s best cupcakes on the go, or book the truck for your upcoming birthday party, corporate event, wedding, and more!
13. COMBINE SALTY AND SWEET WITH 1-800 POPCORN
If you‘re looking for a unique and delicious food experience in New York City, you should definitely pay a visit to the 1-800 Popcorn truck.
With over 20 different flavors of popcorn, ranging from classic favorites like Salt and Caramel to more exotic flavors like Hot Jalapeño and Cheesy Dill, you‘re sure to find something that puts your hanker for a fun dessert at rest.
In the mood for something refreshing? Try their Hawaiian shaved ice! Flavors include Blueberry, Raspberry, Cotton Candy and more, so no matter what route you go, the 1800 Popcorn Truck is the perfect dessert truck to visit or book for your next event.
14. ADVENTURE AWAITS WHEN YOU TRY COLD STONE’S CREATIVE ICE CREAM CONCOCTIONS
Cold Stone is a household name, and there’s a reason why. They take classic flavors like Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry and concoct unique and elaborate creations, making for a menu that is unlike any other ice cream truck’s.
Whatever toppings you want, Cold Stone delivers: you can get your favorite ice cream flavors blended with candy, nuts and other mix–ins for a truly unique treat.
Plus, the truck is open late so you can satisfy your ice cream cravings late into the night. With its delicious treats, friendly staff, and convenient location, the Cold Stone truck is the perfect place to indulge in a cold treat!
15. TAKE YOUR FROY0 ON-THE-GO FROM YOGO
The YoGo frozen yogurt truck is a lighter, more nutritious, yet equally delicious way of satisfying even the biggest health nut’s sweet tooth.
The YoGo food truck opened in 2009, when there was a growing demand for healthy food as an opportunity; and now, whether it be a summer event out in the Hamptons or a large corporate event in Midtown, YoGo has been able to deliver tasty, healthy frozen yogurt to satisfy even the health nut’s sweet tooth.
If you simply want to pay the truck a visit, YoGo is in a different location every day, so you can explore different parts of New York City while enjoying a delicious treat!
16. DIPPIN’ DOTS
The Dippin’ Dots truck is a true New York favorite.
Open 7 days a week, the truck offers delicious and refreshing Dippin’ Dot ice cream in a variety of flavors, along with milkshakes, sundaes, and other yummy treats.
The Dippin’ Dots truck is also conveniently located near many popular attractions, making it the perfect stop for any tourist looking for a sweet treat. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing snack or a unique souvenir, the Dippin’ Dots is the perfect place to go.
17. BONA BONA ICE CREAM
The Bona Bona ice cream truck is owned and operated by husband and wife team, serving up soft serve ice cream, gelato, and specialty desserts.
Customers have the opportunity to choose from a variety of flavors including Chocolate, Vanilla, and seasonal favorites like Pumpkin, Strawberry, and Cookie Dough. The truck also features an assortment of toppings and mix–ins like sprinkles, nuts, and candy.
Whether it‘s a hot summer day or a cold winter night, the Bona Bona ice cream truck is a great way to cool off!
18. ENJOY THE WILDEST SELECTION OF CANDIES AT CANDY ZOO
Aptly named, the Candy Zoo truck has the largest selection of candies, chocolates, and every other treat you can imagine!
From the bright colors and delicious scents to the friendly staff, the Candy Zoo Truck offers a fun, interactive way to indulge your sweet tooth.
Plus, with special events and promotions happening all the time, you can enjoy your favorite treats and try new ones at the same time.
So come on down and experience the sweetest spot on the NYC streets!
19. VISIT KONA ICE FOR A SWEET DEAL
Kona Ice is the coolest way to beat the heat in New York City.
Stop by for a refreshing, tropical treat from the Kona Ice truck, and enjoy a range of delicious shaved ice flavors, like Mango, Piña Colada, and Strawberry.
Not satisfied? You can even customize your order with a variety of toppings!
Whether you‘re looking to cool down or just want a tasty snack, Kona Ice has you covered. So don‘t miss out on this sweet deal.
20. WHEN YOU WANT AN EMPANADA, YOU REALLY WANNA EMPANADA
In the mood for a juicy empanada? Wanna Empanada is the perfect truck to enjoy delicious Latin–American inspired cuisine in New York City.
Empanadas are baked to perfection and stuffed with a variety of fillings, including Beef, Chicken, Pulled Pork, and Vegan options, all of which are served with one of the truck‘s signature sauces, adding an extra layer of flavor.
The truck also offers a selection of desserts, including churros and tres leches cake.
Stop by the Wanna Empanada truck for an authentic taste of Latin–American cuisine in the heart of NYC.
21. SIP ‘N SWIRL
Sip ‘N Swirl is an ice cream truck that serves up delicious, hand–crafted treats in the heart of New York City. Founded by two passionate entrepreneurs, Sip ‘N Swirl has been delighting customers for over 10 years with their unique and imaginative creations.
The truck specializes in homemade ice cream, shakes, sundaes, and more. From traditional flavors like Chocolate and Vanilla to the more adventurous combinations like S’mores and Red Velvet Cake, the possibilities are endless.
Customers can also choose to customize their order with a variety of add–ons such as cookie crumbles, sprinkles, and chocolate chips.
No matter what the occasion, Sip ‘N Swirl is sure to provide a delicious and memorable experience.
22. #BAONANAS ICONIC BANANA PUDDING
#BAONANAS specializes in creating unique and delicious banana pudding. Beginning as just a small pop-up shop in 2016, the banana pudding was met with so much adoration that they eventually expanded into multiple locations throughout New York City.
Overall, #BAONANAS banana pudding has become a popular and beloved dessert option in NYC, known for its delicious flavor and unique twist on a classic dessert.
23. HOLD MY KNOTS
Hold My Knots is a couple-owned truck in New York City that serves delicious savory snacks, like Chicken Fingers, Gourmet Fries, and Mozzarella Sticks.
If you’re looking for something sweet to top it all off, the food truck serves Dessert Milkshakes.
Whether you pay Hold My Knots a visit or you book the truck as your event caterer, you won’t be let down with plenty of delicious Instagram-worthy food.
24. CREPE IT
The Crepe It food truck is another visit you can make if you want to satisfy your dessert craving. This New York favorite has gotten its spotless reputation by serving different flavored crepes that are all thin, buttery, light, and slightly crisp around the edges.
All equally delicious, Crepe It dessert truck offers all different sweet options with Nutella, Fruit, and Whipped Cream, as well as savory options made with Cheese, Ham and other delicious fillings.
The excitement, aroma, and appeal of watching delicious Greek crepes being prepared from the Crepe It food truck will create a memorable impression and a truly priceless experience for your upcoming events.
Stop by the next time you’re in the city and get your crepe fix!
25. GREY’S DONUTS
Grey‘s Donuts is a family-owned mobile donut shop that many New Yorkers have grown to love for its sweet, fluffy creations like the Cinnamon & Suga and Funfetti Donuts.
Plus, it doesn’t hurt that these donuts are made from scratch, giving customers the option to opt into a variety of toppings, including sprinkles, chocolate chips, and crumbled bacon.
Need a drink to wash down your sweet treat? Try their Coffee, Hot Chocolate, or Espresso! Rest assured, Grey’s Donuts has something for everyone.
26. NYC SOFT ICE CREAM FOR THE BEST OF THE CLASSICS
The NYC Soft Ice Cream is a great way to cool down and enjoy a delicious treat, especially in the summer months.
If you like classic, soft-serve flavors like Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Mint Chip, and Cookies ‘N Cream, then this dessert truck is definitely a great option for you.
You can even turn things up a notch with their array of toppings to choose from!
27. WHOLE LE CREPE
Last but not least, there’s Whole Le Crepe, delivering freshly made crepes to hungry New Yorkers!
This menu includes both sweet and savory crepes, ranging from Apple Cinnamon to the Croque Madame a famous crepe made with sliced ham, cheese, and topped with a sunny-side-up egg.
One thing’s for sure: when you visit Whole Le Crepe, won’t be disappointed by the authentic French flavors and the friendly service. Bon appetit!
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