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4 October 2010 3,734 views 7 Comments

While my previous post focused on food trucks that were parked on weekdays during lunchtime on Park between 26 and 27, I’ll cover some other food trucks around the great metropolis known as New York in this one.

The day I met Perry of New York Street Food at Wafel & Dinges (see previous post if you missed it), Adam and our friend Josh met us, and Perry recommended that we walk over to the Desi Truck parked at 27th and 5th Avenue since they were in the mood for Indian food.

Desi Truck - 5th and 27th in NYC

Desi Truck - 5th and 27th in NYC

Below, Josh and Adam discuss what to order.

Josh and Adam discuss what to order

Josh and Adam discuss what to order

They decided on the Chicken Anda Kati Roll, a very spicy, very drippy, and from what they tell me, very delicious, small meal.

Chicken Anda Kati Roll

Chicken Anda Kati Roll

We later walked to the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, parked at Broadway and 17th. I checked their website for this post and saw that they will be on the Rachael Ray Show today. Also, their last day of the season is Friday, Oct. 31.

Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

I ordered the Salty Pimp, which is vanilla ice cream, dulce de leche, and sea salt dipped in chocolate. Big Gay himself recommended the Salty Pimp when I asked him about his favorite flavors and he did not steer me wrong.

Salty Pimp

Salty Pimp

On Saturday, we rented bikes in Brooklyn and joined friends in cycling around the borough. What a great way to explore!

I’ve never seen a rap video being shot before so I had to stop when I saw this shoot outside of Junior’s in Brooklyn. They are known for their amazing cheesecake so I’m thinking these guys must really have a sweet tooth ;-)

Rap Video about Cheesecake, Maybe?

Rap Video about Cheesecake, Maybe?

We also poked around Brooklyn Flea in Ft. Greene. Around a third of the vendors sell food and some of our friends went straight for People’s Pops and shaved ice.

People's Pop at Brooklyn Flea

People's Pop at Brooklyn Flea

Lenny and Jackie each ordered watermelon lemon grass and they tasted so refreshing. I had a mango sorbet from Blue Marble Ice Cream.

Lenny and Jackie enjoy People's Pops treats

Lenny and Jackie enjoy People's Pops treats

We stopped in D.U.M.B.O. for a Jacques Torres ice cream sandwich. It was delicious and memorable to say the least. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has also done a beautiful job with the Brooklyn Bridge Park. There’s lots of green space, walking trails, bike paths, and kids play areas to enjoy that wasn’t there the last time we were in Brooklyn just a year and a half ago.

Jacques Torres Ice Cream Sandwich

Jacques Torres Ice Cream Sandwich

On Sunday, we checked out the New York Gypsy Festival at Summer Stage in Central Park. There were more mobile vendors to check out there. Many of those sold out by the time I got hungry for a late lunch so I decided to check out Pizzamoto, a mobile, wood-burning pizza oven a la Austin’s Bola Pizza.

Pizzamoto Oven Trailer

Pizzamoto Oven Trailer

I ordered a margherita and pepperoni to share with Adam. They were delicious and well-priced at $5 each per humongous slice.

Pizzamoto Pizza

Pizzamoto Pizza

We also stopped by Levain Bakery (ok, not a food truck but I wanted to include). Our friend Emily casually mentioned over Twitter that she would end her friendship with us if we didn’t visit Levain on the trip. The cookies are huge as you can see below so we decided to split a chocolate chip walnut. It was both crunchy on the outside and melty and cookie-dough consistency on the inside. We loved it and are glad to still have Emily as a friend. That was a close one!

Levain Bakery Cookies

Levain Bakery Cookies

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  • Tyechris

    I LOVE the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck – check out this video of the truck scooting around NYC: http://ourscenetv.com/main/show/id/165

  • jodibart

    Thanks for sharing that video. I have to say that Doug was the thing that really set apart my visit to the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. I started getting nervous when the cone cost more than what I had taken out of my wallet and started scrambling in my wallet. He told me to relax, take a deep breath, and it totally helped. Doug is so nurturing — the best kind of Gay!

    Also, one of my favorite lines from this interview is when the host asks Doug what makes ice cream gay. He responds, “I guess in this case, it's just me that makes it gay.”

  • Tyechris

    I LOVE the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck – check out this video of the truck scooting around NYC: http://ourscenetv.com/main/show/id/165

  • jodibart

    Thanks for sharing that video. I have to say that Doug was the thing that really set apart my visit to the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. I started getting nervous when the cone cost more than what I had taken out of my wallet and started scrambling in my wallet. He told me to relax, take a deep breath, and it totally helped. Doug is so nurturing — the best kind of Gay!

    Also, one of my favorite lines from this interview is when the host asks Doug what makes ice cream gay. He responds, “I guess in this case, it's just me that makes it gay.”

  • Tyechris

    I LOVE the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck – check out this video of the truck scooting around NYC: http://ourscenetv.com/main/sho

  • jodibart

    Thanks for sharing that video. I have to say that Doug was the thing that really set apart my visit to the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. I started getting nervous when the cone cost more than what I had taken out of my wallet and started scrambling in my wallet. He told me to relax, take a deep breath, and it totally helped. Doug is so nurturing — the best kind of Gay!

    Also, one of my favorite lines from this interview is when the host asks Doug what makes ice cream gay. He responds, “I guess in this case, it's just me that makes it gay.”

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