Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Why More And More Food Trucks Are Opening Up Their Own Shops
Mexicue has 2 shops, one at 345 7th Ave (Bet 29th and 30th), and one at 106 Forsyth St. (Bet Broome and Grand
The Treats Truck has The Treats Stop at 521 Court St, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Big Gay Ice Cream has a shop at 125 7th St (bet 1st Ave and Ave A)
I must admit when I find out that a Food Truck vendor has opened up a shop I get really excited because to me it means that they really have made it. Not to say that running a Food Truck only can't be successful, it can, but it just seems really hard to keep it going day after day. You gotta think that the winter is really tough on these trucks, in NYC it's all about the good weather. Having a permanent shop alleviates the issue of having to worry about snow, rain and all sorts of other crazy things that happen on the streets of NYC. In this foodies opinion I hope the Food Truck trend continues on and on with new vendors coming on to the scene, while the oldies but goodies graduate to shops that can provide New Yorkers with tasty treats all year round. Either way it's very exciting. For further reading on this subject, click the link below to the NY Mag story discussing this exact issue...of course in a far more intelligent way than I did...
Also remember the Food Truck rally is this Sunday 7/15 in Prospect Park from 11-5! Hope to see all you foodies there!