Food Truck Festival at South Street Seaport (NYC) on August 20th!

So we went to the Food Truck Festival at South Street Seaport yesterday! It was pretty good and very exciting to look around for the type of food we wanted, look at what people were getting and their reaction after the first bite! But, Oh Boy!, was it crowded! If you are not patient, this is not for you or you better take the VIP pass that gives you priority access to the trucks and tickets for small bites in 10 different trucks. We went without the VIP pass this time, not next time...
It was interesting to see all the people eating at the restaurants while there was this mass  moving around or waiting to get their meal at the trucks.

The following trucks were there: Big D's Grub, Coolhaus Ice Cream, the Cinnamon Snail, Cupcake Crew, Feed Your Hole, Frites 'n' Meats, Gorilla Cheese Truck, Go Burger, JoyRide, Kelvin Natural Slush Co., Kimchi Taco, La Belle Torte, La Cense Burger, Mexicue Food Truck, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Taim Falafel, the Treats Truck, Valduccis Pizza Truck, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, Wafels & Dinges, Green Pirate Juice, Schnitzel and Things, Desi Food Truck, Two Pitas, Wooly's Ice, and Anne Apparu Soup Caravan.

There were also local vendors.

We decided to try different trucks and vendors. In order:

  • Grillo's pickles (local vendor): 2 very good pickle spears for $1.
  • Macaron Parlor (local vendor): a caramel and salt macaron for $2. It was perfect and not sugary at all.
  • Mimi & Coco (local vendor): they serve japanese street food. We got 6 delicious teriyaki balls for $6, some made with organic potatoes and the others with shrimp: It was light and melted in the mouth.
  • Valducci's pizza (truck): they serve a square slice for $3, that has little cheese but a tomato sauce to die for! The pizza had a nice crisp to it! Definitely a favorite!
  • Mighty balls (local vendor): forget that one. They did not have anything left and proposed a vegetarian meatball: disgusting and expensive ($4).
  • Red Hook Lobster Pound (truck): for the lobster roll, they give you a choice between the Maine roll with mayo or the Connecticut style that is to serve the lobster poached in butter. I went for that one and did not regret it! All the elements of the dish were delicious: from the lobster that was perfectly cooked and buttery to the roll! I just think that $16 was slightly overpriced.
  • Waffles and Dinges (truck): they propose 2 types of waffles. The Brussels waffle is supposed to be light and crispy and the Liege waffle, soft and chewy. You can eat them with just sugar or with some toppings that go from banana, nutella, spekoulos, etc...The basic one costs $5. The waffles were slightly undercooked and the Brussels one was not crispy at all. It was a little disappointing. It might be because they were overwhelmed by the line in front of them. So I would definitely try another time!
This was definitely a festival of food! But, as I said before, if you plan to go to one of those, bring your patience with your fork!

Enjoy (I did)!
The Red Hook Lobster Pound on Urbanspoon
Wafels & Dinges (MOBILE CART) on Urbanspoon