The Top 3 Most Delicious “American” Food Trucks in NYC

By Anna Lesser

On July 4th, family and friends will gather to watch phenomenal fireworks, participate in entertaining parades, and most importantly, eat until our stomachs can’t take it anymore. Here are the top three most patriotic food trucks serving delicious, classic American food:

Milk Truck: Grilled Cheese

The 1920s brought an exciting moment to America: the invention of the grilled cheese sandwich, also known as cheese dream. The inexpensive bread and American cheese became easily accessible during the Great Depression. Let’s take a moment to thank the inventor of this magical sandwich that we love dearly.

Three Cheese Grilled Cheese
Three Cheese Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Apples

If you’re looking for a cheesy delight, Milk Truck is the way to go. Their hand cut bread and creative ingredients ensure a taste that you won’t want to miss out on.

Phil’s Steaks: Philly Cheesesteak

We have to thank Pat and Harry Olivieri for stumbling upon the creation of the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich in the 1930s. They originally owned a hotdog stand, but decided to experiment by making a sandwich with chopped beef and grilled onions. It was a cab driver passing by that convinced them to start selling this exquisite new sandwich.

Phil's Whiz Steak
Phil’s Whiz Steak

If you’re looking to try one of the top Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches in New York City, be sure to check out Phil’s Steaks. Their 100% premium loin-tail beef on Amoroso rolls, direct from Philly, allows for a sensational combination.

Yankee Doodle Dandy’s: Southern Fried Chicken

Known as NYC’s All-American food truck, from the name  to the decor of the truck (see below!), Yankee Doodle Dandy’s is probably the most patriotic food truck roaming the streets of NYC.

Winner Winner
Winner Winner Chicken Platter from Yankee Doodle Dandy’s

Their menu offers an excellent American combination of Southern goodness ranging from Buffalo Soldier to America the Beautiful Salad (yes, even the names are patriotic).  The Winner Winner fried chicken special is heavenly. Be sure to check out Yankee Doodle Dandy’s for a delicious treat to celebrate America’s favorite holiday.

Yankee Doodle Dandy's
Yankee Doodle Dandy’s | Photo credit: CBS Local

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Bombay Sandwich Company: Where Tasty Meets Healthy

By Debra Liu

Vegetarians, foodies, and health nuts, it’s time to celebrate! Bombay Sandwich Company’s tasty and innovative Indian inspired food is exactly what we have been waiting for.

Shiv
Shiv Puri & Shikha Jain, founders of Bombay Sandwich Co.

Founded in the spring of 2012 by Shikha Jain and Shiv Puri, Bombay Sandwich Company was a vendor at Smorgasburg for two years before it opened as a cafe in Flatiron in December 2013, serving up all their original delicious Smorgasburg offerings plus more newly created dishes.

Shikha found that it was near impossible to find healthy and tasty vegetarian food in the city. “When I’m eating out, as a vegetarian, it’s always the same kind of sandwich, a hummus sandwich or a portabella mushroom sandwich …it’s all I get to eat all the time.” The lack of options for vegetarians motivated Shikha and Shiv to bring delicious Indian inspired sandwiches to the hungry people of New York City.

According to Shikha, “There’s so much variety in Indian food itself that sandwiches never get a chance.” She grew up on Indian sandwiches and wanted to introduce something she loved to the people around her and so Bombay Sandwich Co was born.

Bombay Sandwich Co. is more than just sandwiches though. They also offer amazing wraps, salads, and bowls, which are incredibly popular with the lunch crowd. The bowls include options such as French Lentils and Sweet Potato Salad. The salads include offerings such as Kale & Hearty and Organic Quinoa. For those who want a greater variety, customers can even design their own platters by choosing from a combination of bowls and salads.  The platters come with brown rice, homemade Kale & Walnut Pesto as well as an Apple & Garlic Pickle – talk about healthy and delicious!

Platter | Photo Credit: Shikha Jain
Platter | Photo Credit: Shikha Jain

The most popular items are the Chana Masala sandwich, the Honey Fennel Grilled Cheese, and the Smorgasburg Sweet Potato. The Quinoa salad and the Kale & Sweet Potato wrap are also crowd favorites.

When I visited BSC, I went for the classic Chana Masala sandwich and it was absolutely mouth-watering! In addition to being a gorgeous looking sandwich, the chickpeas were hearty and spiced to perfection, topped with arugula, pickled onions and a dash of Date Chutney and Green Chutney to bring all the flavors together. I also tried their Yogi’s Choice Organic Smoothie, made with almond milk, turmeric, cardamom, crushed almonds, and lightly sweetened with jaggery. It was so good – I could literally drink this smoothie every single day.

Chana Masala Sandwich | Photo Credit: Shikha Jain
Chana Masala Sandwich | Photo Credit: Shikha Jain

BSC’s philosophy is simple: to feed people great tasting food that’s also really good for the body. That’s why their entire menu is plant-based, seasonal and locally sourced food that’s also made in-house following the Vedic tradition. Nothing is processed. “We use a lot of turmeric, cardamom…great spices that help in digestion. Everything is well-balanced, yet tasty. The best thing is that our food is made with very little oil, mostly steamed and boiled,” Shikha told me.

A peek inside Bombay Sandwich Co. | Photo Credit: Shikha Jain
A peek inside Bombay Sandwich Co. | Photo Credit: Shikha Jain

So the next time you find yourself in a vegetarian rut, desperately looking for something satisfying, but also delicious and healthy, make a visit to Bombay Sandwich Co and try one of their sandwiches, or better yet, make your own platter. The blessed union of healthy and tasty is only within an arm’s reach at Bombay Sandwich Company.

We’re excited to be partnering with Bombay Sandwich Company to feed corporate offices throughout New York City. If you’re office would like to have their amazing food catered to you, please contact us at info@foodtoeat.com and we can make that happen.

DailyFoodtoEat is the official blog of FoodtoEat, a sustainable online food ordering and concierge catering service featuring your favorite restaurants, food trucks and caterers. Check out the deliciousness here: www.foodtoeat.com