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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Foodies of New York: Kafilah Muhammad

Kafilah Muhammad
Kafilah Muhammad

By Rachel Wells

Part of a series that documents real New Yorkers and their love affair with food.

Kafilah Muhammad is a high school senior at Benjamin Banneker Academy. The Brooklynite is a self-proclaimed avid reader, front-end web developer and, most importantly, a “big-time foodie.” In her spare time, she participates in various social justice projects, manages two blogs of her own and still finds time for African dancing. Next fall, she will attend Wesleyan University and plans to major in computer science with a focus on premed – “as a feminist I am motivated to close the gender gap in computer science.”

One of her favorite restaurants in the city is Gobo – a restaurant focused on food to satisfy all five senses. As a vegetarian, she loves the multitude of veggie dish options. When there, she orders the spiced bean curd and pepper stir-fry with Asian kale and brown rice. “The food is scrumptious and a great introduction to vegetarian food for anyone – not just vegetarians,” she says. Gobo NYC was recommended to her by one of her friends. She has tried many NYC food trucks but her sweet tooth ensures that Wafles & Dinges is her top choice every time. She orders a liege waffle with whipped cream, strawberries and chocolate drizzle.

Gobo's Soy Cutlet Platter (Photo Credit: Yelp)
Gobo’s Soy Cutlet Platter with black pepper sauce (food credit: Yelp)

Kafilah doesn’t order online very often, as she prefers eating in a restaurant, but added that ordering-in is simply more efficient for large orders. FoodtoEat’s ordering and catering options are vast and can accommodate a large order in advance – even from a food truck or an exclusive local restaurant.

She believes the plethora of options is natural in the city – “Food is part of NYC life and culture [because] the diverse population contributes to the food scene.” Like the rich and famous, NYC food has it all – “from Italian to Indian, you can literally find any type of food.” She suggests that all tourists try the Italian food from one of Eataly’s many restaurants because of their ability to transport you to Italy for the duration of your meal – “It was cozy and made [me] feel like I was visiting a family member’s house on vacation.” She commented on the over-all ambiance and gave it five stars on everything from lighting to the staff to the hand-made gluten free pastas. She is sure you’ll “fall in love” with the food at Eataly NYC.

Pizza at Eataly NYC (Photo Credit: New York Times)
Pizza at Eataly NYC (photo credit: NY Times)

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