Any true New Yorker knows that some of the best food in the city comes from the streets. Luckily, it won't be long before you can get your hands on even more of the good stuff, because a food truck festival is coming to New York's Grand Bazaar on Sunday, March 12th from 10am-5:30pm. Known as the city's largest curated weekly shopping market, the Grand Bazaar boasts over 100 vendors each week, showcasing new purveyors and pop ups every Sunday.
On this particular occasion, 12 gourmet food trucks will be added to the market's vendors, dishing out everything from warm lobster rolls to stuffed french toast. Better yet, the Grand Bazaar was created as a way to give back to the community, with 100% of net profits benefiting over 4,000 public school children with supplies like books and sports equipment.
So to help you both get the goods and give some good, we've listed five of the most noteworthy eats to indulge in at the festival. Get your tickets here.
Fresh Lobster Rolls from Luke's Lobster
New York founded Luke's Lobster first opened its doors in 2009, and hasn't so much as glanced back since. Their traceable sustainable seafood has been making guests drool for nearly a decade, and you're going to want to get your hands on one of the fresh crab or lobster rolls they're famous for. While there's locations all across the city, their mobile truck, Nauti, is the most fun to feast at.
Neapolitan Pizza from Neapolitan Express
Launched in NYC by Mayor Mike Bloomberg and energy magnate T. Boone Pickens, Neapolitan Express was created to re-invent the fast casual food industry in a sustainable way. Their individual-size pies are made with San Marzano tomatoes and fresh mozzarella to achieve a crisp and airy crust.
Grilled Cheese from Gorilla Cheese NYC
The first and only grilled cheese truck in the city, Gorilla Cheese NYC will serve their take on grilled cheese, from a classic American melt, to BBQ pulled pork, cheddar, caramelized onions and chipotle aioli. These melt-in-your-mouth options are served with tater tots and tomato soup shooters for a fun twist on the traditional.
Empanadas from The Empanada Sonata
The Empanada Sonata, voted 2016 Rookie Food Truck of the Year by Mobile Cuisine, will offer at least 15 delicious, homemade empanadas ranging from the classic beef empanada, to a dessert-based Nutella and banana empanada. Yaas.
Stuffed French Toast from STUF'D
Last but not least, satisfy your sweet and savory cravings with stuffed French toast from STUF’D. At the festival, they'll be offering top savory sellers including Buffalo chicken, Momma’s Meatball and more, as well as s’mores bites and other tasty treats.
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