Tasting New York City is the best way to get to know it. If you want to step away from the eggs Benny at the Mariott, you should take a stroll through the streets of New York and try some street food! So, let's get on with the best street food in New York City!
Makina Ethiopian Food
Influenced by her Ethiopian and Italian descent, the owner of Makina Ethiopian food creates a unique set of tastes. Instead of going with the classics, you should taste some of the fantastic Ethiopian specialties served in her cart. In Makina Ethiopian Food, you will find a lot of different combinations that you have probably never tried. As a bonus, everything made there is gluten-free and vegetarian or vegan friendly! This place is an example of some of the best street food in New York City!
Dosa Man has been building his reputation among the best street vendors in NYC since 2001, and he has it all. NY Dosas cart, located near Washington Square Park, is often visited by both tourists and locals. NY Dosas offers a wide variety of different types of Dosas which are similar to crêpes. They are all vegan-friendly and filled with different spiced vegetables. We can also recommend the samosas if you are a fan of very, very hot food.
One of the Brooklyn gems that allows you to explore the neighborhood and get to know it after moving is no other than Solber Pupusas. The owners have made a fantastic place out of their food truck. Here, you will find a wide variety of different fillings for their pupusas. From Italian tomato sauce to hot pickled jalapenos and coleslaw, this place has it all. There are also vegetarian options if you don't like pork. Pupusas are a famous dish from El Salvador, and you can find them at the Brooklyn Flea market or their popups.
Joe’s Steam Rice Roll
Steamed rice rolls can be found anywhere around Chinatown. However, some of the best can be found at Joe's Steam Rice Roll - one of the places only known by locals. We recommend this to anyone ready to get their mind blown. The fantastic Joe's rice rolls are certainly one of the best street foods in New York City. So, go to Chinatown, you won't regret it!
Ling’s Fresh Made Sweet Mini Cakes
After Joe's Steam Rice Rolls, you will need to get some dessert. That is where Ling steps up. The fresh-made sweet mini cakes are a must on your NYC street food tour. A pack will cost you only a dollar, and they are worth every penny (and more). You can get them plain, but you can get them covered in chocolate if you are in the mood for something sweeter
King of Falafel
Experts from TB Moving & Storage recommend King of Falafel as the perfect place to recover and recharge after moving to NYC. The home of award-winning falafel, shawarma, and kebabs can be found in multiple locations in New York City. Thinly sliced meat wrapped in a flatbread will take you straight to the middle east with its aromas. There are many different meals you can find at the King of Falafel, and you won't make a mistake no matter what you order.
Los Tacos No.1
The battle between the east and west coast regarding the Mexican food scene is constantly present. Los Tacos No.1 is an excellent example of a great Mexican place in New York City. It is located in the Chelsea Market, and its primary focus is old traditional recipes from Mexico. This is one of the places that should be in every guide on eating in NYC. Lots of different classic Mexican dishes can be found in this restaurant, and there is a lot of competition. Los Tacos No.1 has rightfully earned its place on this list of the best street food in New York City.
If you love grilled cheese sandwiches, this place will make your dreams come true. The grilled goodness made fresh with multiple different kinds of cheese and tomato is hard to describe with words. Doc's Grill is owned by a Navy veteran, so it is your patriotic duty to go and try his amazing food!
Divine Flavored Food Truck
West African-themed food truck parked next to the Nigerian Embassy will make you fall in love with African dishes. You can ditch the cream cheese bagel and stop by the truck to try some breakfast akara. Traditional African dishes come in many different shapes and sizes, and you can taste many of them in the Divine Flavored Food Truck. This place even got a Vendy Award in 2017.
Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches
Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwich trucks are a gift from Los Angeles. Most of the well-known flavors can be found in both LA and NYC. Many different size variants will satisfy even the hungriest amongst us. There are also some non-traditional options like chili chocolate and salty caramel.
If you like Indian food, Mysttik Masaala is here to make your wishes come true. Their curry and biryani will take you straight to the streets of India. They offer lots of different garnishes and make their own fresh naan. The menu changes every day, but the food is always perfectly spiced.
You're undoubtedly hungry for New York after all of this culinary talk. You won't make a mistake if you wish to go to New York and blend in with the natives. The Big Apple is full of things to see and do, and many NYC hidden gems are only known by locals, so becoming one is the best way to discover them. That was our review of the best street food in New York City - we hope you enjoyed it!