Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NYC Food Truck Tour


Don't you wish every day started out with your limo waiting on you?
I certainly do!
Even after the contest and the amazing dinner out Extended Stay wasn't done spoiling us. The next day we woke up to a limo waiting and a reservation for all of us to enjoy a walking food truck tasting tour around downtown Manhattan
Dante Mercadante was our trusty guide
our first stop was an Indian cart that had a very long line waiting. I took that as a good sign and was blown away by how delicious their Chicken Kati Roll was. Biz recreated this dish and I can't wait to try it out myself soon, check out her version here
Next up was a taco truck. Living in Austin for a while, I have had my fair share of tacos and carnitas. While the carnitas taco was good, the Barbacoa tacos were amazing! Louis got the Barbacoa and I was jealous of his pick. I had to laugh that they were selling tortas as well!
Now that we had already had downed two meals it was time to take a breather. It was a beautiful day and I felt so lucky to be in NY with Louis, new friends and delicious food
Speaking of new friends, Biz was nice enough to take a few pics of Louis and I. You have to go to her blog My Bizzy Kitchen and check her out. She has a great recap of the day as well and she is hilarious! Great recipes and a good laugh, what more could you ask for?!
Even though we were feeling full, it was time to hit our next stop
 We had "Hornado" from an Ecuadorian/Mexican truck. For me, the pulled pork was just ok. I really liked the avocado sauce and the sweet potato but didn't care as much for the rice.
From there we went to Absolute Greek for Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki Sauce
At this point I am totally stuffed and have resorted to guilting Louis into eating my food after I have a couple bites. Miraculously my stomach managed to find some room after I laid my eyes on the next offering at Wafels and Dinges
"The Throwdown" is a warm deliciously crisp wafel topped with spekuloos and whipped cream and was named for beating Bobby Flay in a wafel throwdown. It did not disappoint!
This was the end of our tour and we had a few hours to kill before heading to the airport so we took the Staten Island Ferry to catch a better glimpse of The Statue of Liberty and beautiful views of the city
On the way to the office where we were being picked up we went to Eataly and was completely overwhelmed by how big and beautiful it was. I could get lost in there for a week and never need to leave
We toasted to an amazing trip and can't wait to get back to NYC soon!


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout out Lauren! That equadorian truck was my least favorite - the meat tasted like ass - it had no flavor!


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