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New York’s Best Burgers for Your Memorial Day Weekend BBQ Fix!

By Emily Collins

Happy Memorial Day, foodies! Memorial Day Weekend is always filled with celebrations, patriotism and our favorite part: food. If you’re like me and don’t have access to a grill, worry not. We’ve compiled a list of some of New York’s best burgers! Just because we’re grill-less doesn’t mean we can’t eat like we have one.

Joy Burger Bar

Maxi Burger from Joy Burger | Photo credit: One Museum Mile

Joy Burger is best for the adventurous eater in you. Their menu allows you to pick from 3 different sizes, 9 sauces, and a ton of different toppings and sides, even gluten-free buns! These burgers are always cooked to perfection, juicy and will definitely leave you full.

 Jack’s Sliders and Sushi

Sliders and fries from Jack’s Sliders and Sushi | Photo credit: Sulav Darnal

Sushi and sliders? It’s not your every day food combo, but it definitely makes for an interesting meal! Their variety of different sliders and sushi can please anybody you’re getting a meal with. Not to mention, their plates are beautiful and are bound to impress.

Burger Heaven

Cheeseburger from Burger Heaven
Cheeseburger from Burger Heaven

The name says it all. With 70 years of burger making under their belt, it’s safe to say Burger Heaven does indeed live up to its name. If you’re looking for New York charm that can take you back in time, Burger Heaven is the place for you.

Uncle Gussy’s

Pita Burger from Uncle Gussy’s | Photo credit: BurgerWeekly.com

Uncle Gussy’s is traditional Greek food, but offers a unique take on the classic cheeseburger. Served on pita with tzatziki, cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion, Uncle Gussy’s burger is one that you won’t forget.

The Counter

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Veggie Burger Bowl from The Counter | Photo credit: quarrygirl.com

The Counter Burger is the burger equivalent to Meryl Streep; versatile, gorgeous and always consistently fantastic. In the burger world, their huge menu is a game changer. If you don’t feel like having a traditional burger, you can get a burger bowl!

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6 Ways to Do Meatless Monday Right

By Rosie O’Regan

Meatless Monday is an international campaign that urges people to not eat meat on Mondays in order to improve their health and the health of the planet. While I am personally an avid carnivore, Meatless Monday provides a welcome respite from meat-heavy dinners, as well as the perfect opportunity to explore exciting new vegan and vegetarian recipes.

FoodtoEat Tip: Don’t think of these dishes as meat-substitutes–learn to love mushrooms, falafel, and roasted vegetables for their own delicious tastes!

Portobello Empanada from Nuchas

If you’ve ever been to Nuchas and tried their meat-filled empanadas, then you’ll love this vegetarian alternative to their meaty classics. Stuffed with portobello mushrooms, spinach, onions, mozzarella & fresh herbs and rolled in spinach dough, this mouth-watering snack is the perfect way to start your Meatless Monday.

Portobello Empanada from Nuchas

Falafel Platter from Toum

Meatless Monday first-timer? Allow me to introduce you to falafel, your new best friend. Toum is an expert at serving up this chickpea-filled delight. Try their falafel platter–five pieces of falafel, tabouleh salad, choice of rice or french fries, one dip and tahini sauce makes for a great meal any day of the week.

Falafel Platter from Toum

Portabello, Crimini, Porcini Mushroom Burger from The Squeeze 

Watch out meat lovers, it seems like vegetarians have hijacked our classic all-beef burger and made it their own with protein-packed mushrooms…and they did a really good job. The Squeeze combines portabello, crimini and porcini mushrooms to make an unbelievably delicious patty topped with creamy raw slaw and mustard seed aioli.

Portabello, Crimini, Porcini Mushroom Burger from The Squeeze

Tofu Edamame Falafel Taco from Kimchi Taco

Don’t think tofu, edamame, AND falafel go well together? Think again ’cause Kimchi Taco is at it again with their palate-bending taste combinations. Enjoy a tofu, edamame and chickpea taco flavored with signature Asian spices as well as kimchi-infused refried beans, cucumber kimchi, pickled daikon and pico de gallo. You’ll be begging for this meatless meal all day, every day.

Tofu Edamame Falafel Taco from Kimchi Taco

Veggie Pita from Uncle Gussy’s

Vegetables should be at the heart of any Meatless Monday platter. Uncle Gussy’s allows you to step up your vegetable game by combining lettuce, tomatoes, cooked onions, and feta cheese on a toasted pita to make a dish fit for any day of the week.

Veggie Pita from Uncle Gussy’s

Aloo Masala Kati Roll from Desi Food Truck

Desi Food Truck shows you how vegetarianism is done with this buttery flatbread is stuffed with potatoes, onions, and doused with coriander mint sauce, green herbs, and spices. One bite and you’ll be wishing that every day was Monday.

Aloo Masala Kati Roll from Desi Food Truck

Peace out meat-lovers, I’m going vegetarian full-time!

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

 

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#12DaysofFoodTrucks

By Debra Liu

It’s hard to be a food truck in the winter! We’re here to help make sure food trucks survive the winter so they can feed you throughout the rest of the year.

Support the small restaurants and food trucks who are hit hard by the cold winter months by ordering through FoodtoEat. You can still stay warm and get delicious food truck food despite the cold by preordering online and picking up to #SkipTheLine.

12 Days of Food TrucksFoodtoEat’s 12 Days of Food Trucks holiday countdown will highlight some of our amazing Food Truck partners. And the best part is, we get to hear from you! How well do YOU know your food truck food?

We’ll post a food photo from one of our food trucks every weekday from December 6, 2013 through December 23, 2013 via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (don’t forget to follow us @FoodtoEat!). You then respond with the name of the food truck you think the food is from, and if you guess correctly, we’ll send you a promo code ranging from 10-25% off your next food order. Best part is, you can play every day for 12 days!

At the end of each day, we’ll update this post to include the Food Truck of the Day. By the twelfth day, all 12 food trucks will be featured in this blog post!

December 6, 2013, Day 1: Uncle Gussy’s

Combo Platter from Uncle Gussy's
Combo Platter from Uncle Gussy’s

Uncle Gussy’s Food Truck serves fresh, authentic, delicious Greek platters and combos. Be sure to check them out on 51st street and Park avenue! If you want to order from Uncle Gussy’s for delivery or so you can #SkiptheLine, click here: Order Now

December 9, 2013, Day 2: Neapolitan Express

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di PARMA D.O.P. pizza from Neapolitan Express

The Neapolitan Express pizza food truck not only serves delicious Neapolitan-style pizza made famous by legendary chef Raffaele Esposito, but this mobile pizzeria is also solely run on Compressed Natural Gas and Solar Power, which makes it the food truck with the lowest carbon footprint in the nation. Check out their menu and feel environmentally good about pre-ordering your mouthwatering pizza today: Order Now

December 10, 2013, Day 3: Sweet Chili Food Truck

Bean Sprout Salad from Sweet Chili Food Truck
Bean Sprout Salad from Sweet Chili Food Truck

The Sweet Chili Food Truck is the brain child of Chef Lisa Fernandes, a Top Chef finalist in season 4, Chicago. The truck creates delicious Thai-Vietnamese fusion food. With offerings like Miso Glazed Silken Tofu and Honey Chili Pork, you can’t help but get addicted to the food. Their truck, named Betty White, is set to retire soon so Sweet Chili has started a kickstarter campaign to fund her replacement – make a pledge today. They also do catering – contact us at info@foodtoeat.com if you would like to have them cater your next office meeting or party. And don’t forget, you can pre0rder from Sweet Chili to #SkiptheLine!

December 11, 2013, Day 4: Milk Truck

Grilled Cheese from Milk Truck NYC
Grilled Cheese from Milk Truck NYC

The Milk Truck got its start in 2010 at the indoor Brooklyn Flea and since then has been serving mouthwatering grilled cheese sandwiches, soups, salads, mac & cheese and even milkshakes to hungry New Yorkers all over the city. If you haven’t tried the Milk Truck Classic grilled cheese made with Aged Wisconsin Gruyere and caramelized onions and sauteed mushrooms as optional add-ons, you haven’t tried a real grilled cheese yet. They make every sandwich by order, from hand. Remember, you can always preorder your grilled cheese from Milk Truck on foodtoeat.com!

December 12, 2013, Day 5: Nuchas

Empanada from Nuchas
Empanada from Nuchas

Nuchas is much more than just empanadas; this food truck goes beyond the traditional meat and cheese filled empanadas by combining unique and innovative flavors. They offer empanadas in assorted dough varieties including rosemary, parmesan and spinach. A food truck that will satisfy everyone’s desires, Nuchas has delicious food for veggie-lovers and meat-lovers alike. They have 4 meat empanadas including short rib, which is a slow braised meat empanada with onions, peppers & fresh herbs on a rosemary dough. For vegetarians, they have 3 flavors including a shiitake curry empanada. And let’s not forget the sweet empanada – perfect for dessert on-the-go – which is filled with granny smith apples, cranberries, pear, nutella and chocolate in a white almond dough. Doesn’t this all sound amazing? Preorder here: Order Now

December 13, 2013, Day 6: Valducci’s Food Truck

Pizza from Valducci's Mobile Pizzeria
Pizza from Valducci’s Mobile Pizzeria

An offshoot of a Staten Island pizza place, Valducci’s Original Food Truck serves delicious pizza. Specialty pies include vodka pie, meatball & ricotta pie, Sicilian oreganata and a white pie. They also offer a meatball sandwich made on homemade semolina bread and a parm sandwich. You can preorder with FoodtoEat for a quick pick-up: Preorder Now

December 16, 2013, Day 7: Palenque Food Truck

Costena Arepa from Palenque Food Truck
Costena Arepa from Palenque Food Truck

The Palenque Food Truck, founded by two Colombian women, offers gourmet homemade Colombian food made using the finest and freshest ingredients. They serve arepas, which are a bread patty made from corn and water. But they also have non-traditional arepas made from quinoa and arepas made from brown rice. You can choose your toppings: beef, chicken, shrimp, portobella mushrooms, organic vegan Italian chorizo and many others. If you haven’t had a chance to try their arepas, you must do so!

December 17, 2013, Day 8: Big D’s Grub Truck

Spicy Chicken Grinder from Big D's Grub
Spicy Chicken Grinder from Big D’s Grub

Did you know Big D’s name is Dennis? Growing up in Queens, New York, Big D was highly influenced by the diversity of food and flavors around him. Big D’s Grub Truck offers a fusion of food with bold flavors for breakfast and lunch. The breakfast menu includes Spanish Omelettes and Jalapeno corn cakes. For lunch, there’s tacos, grinders and platters, with your choice of bulgogi spicy pork, ginger chicken, or spicy chicken. And the sides are delicious too: pork and chive dumplings, crispy delicious yuca fries, and old bay or sazon flavored fries. Get some Big D’s Grub today: Preorder now!

December 18, 2013, Day 9: Mexico Blvd

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Torta Pastor from Mexico Blvd Food Truck

Mexico Blvd Food Truck’s motto is “Eat, Enjoy, Come Back” and that’s truly what everyone does after they’ve tried their scrumptious food. They have tacos and tortas and you get to choose your own meat: adobo (a slow roasted pork loin), pastor (marinated pork tenderloin), tinga (organic white meat chicken in chipotle and tomato sauce), and bistec (top round steak in drunken beer and chile sauce). For the vegetarians out there, they offer an avocado torta, crispy quesadillas and potato & black bean flautas.

December 19, 2013, Day 10: Bian Dang

Pork Chop over Rice with Tea Egg from Bian Dang Truck
Pork Chop over Rice with Tea Egg from Bian Dang Truck

The recipes for Bian Dang’s delicious offerings are a family recipe, passed down from the founders, Diana and Thomas Yang’s grandmother. The most popular items are the Fried Pork Chop over Jasmine Rice and the Fried Chicken over Rice with pickled mustard greens and their famous minced pork sauce. They also sell Tea Eggs, hard boiled eggs infused with black tea leaves, spices and soy sauce. They’re usually parked on 53rd Street between Park and Lexington Avenue, Monday through Friday from 11:30am – 2:30 pm. If you’re in the area and craving some pork chop, you can always preorder on FoodtoEat.com to #SkipTheLine!

December 20, 2013, Day 11: Fun Buns

Beef Shank Bun from Fun Buns
Beef Shank Bun from Fun Buns

Fun Buns is a cart that serves Taiwanese-style buns filled with meat and veggies. The braised pork belly bun is slow-cooked with Taiwanese spices and topped with picked mustard greens, crushed peanuts and cilantro. The spicy beef shank bun is similar but the meat is stewed with star anise, cinnamon and cloves. The chicken curried bun is made with a light curry. You can get each bun for $3. They also offer combo deals; for $9, you can get 2 buns with chips and a drink. To #SkiptheLine, preorder here: Order Now!

December 23, 2013, Day 12: Wing’n It

Wings and Mac & Cheese from Wing'n It Food Truck
Wings and Mac & Cheese from Wing’n It Food Truck

Wing’n It is NYC’s first and only chicken wing food truck. They have grilled, baked, fried and steamed chicken wings with 6 different types of sauces listed (one sauce is called Apricot Maple Whiskey!). They have a few sides including Mac & Cheese, Wing’n Tots and Fried Rice – and even some breakfast items! Next time you have a wing craving, check out the Wing’n It truck for your chicken wings fix!

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

 

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3 Easy, Awesome, and Lazy Ways to Stay Warm this Winter

By Debra Liu

It’s December, which means a few things are inevitable: snow (maybe even a blizzard), the holidays (yes, gifts!), New Year’s (oh the resolutions) and freezing our butts off (not so fun). Unfortunately, the first three things are completely out of our control, but thankfully, we CAN help you prevent frostbite. Here are some of FoodtoEat’s tricks for staying warm and cozy this winter:

(1) Order in food from your favorite restaurants 

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Pasta from Radicchio Pasta & Risotto

The great thing about ordering food delivered to your door is that you don’t have to go outside. The less time you spend outside, the warmer you’ll be. We’re GENIUSES. Also, it’s COLD outside and it might be snowing, which makes it dangerous to travel. When you order your food, you’ll stay warm, save travel time and save money (no 20% tip)!

(2) Eat hot foods and drink hot beverages. 

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Vegetable Pho

Seriously, any food that has been heated…like noodle soup. Yogurt doesn’t count. Neither does cold pizza. Now, if you ordered a piping hot pizza with ooey gooey melted cheese, that would do the trick! Trust me, noodle soup like pho usually hits the spot. Hot foods will warm you right up and also, make your stomach super happy.

(3) Skip food truck lines by pre-ordering online first with FoodtoEat 

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Uncle Gussy’s Food Truck (uhhh yeah you definitely want to avoid that line in the winter)

The saddest, more depressing thing about winter is having to wait in line for food at your favorite food truck, all the while, feeling your limbs go numb from the cold. Well, lucky you, if you order online first through FoodtoEat, you can skip the line and pick up your food when you want it. No hassle, no waiting, and most importantly, no freezing. #SkipTheLine

If you stick to these three super easy ways to stay warm, you’ll definitely avoid the ice, ice, baby.

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

 

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“It’s Worth the Wait”

A story about our food truck of the week: Uncle Gussy’s

By: Gabby Zilkha

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When Nick from Uncle Gussy’s food truck warned me about the crazy line during lunch, I thought I knew what I was in for. I was in shock when I arrived around 11:45, to see a line of about 20 people already. Despite the hot day and everyone in suits, you could see the the customers day dreaming about their souvlaki, delicious pita bread, and seasoned fries while waiting in line.Image

As I was observing the crazy line at Uncle Gussy’s, I overheard a man saying to his friend that the line was pretty decent given other times he’s waited.

Just as this was said, it was as if the line magically got longer. And it just kept getting longer and longer! I found myself taking more and more pictures just to capture how long it actually grew (Please note that I stopped taking pictures at one point because my camera could not fit everything).Image

I went up and talked to some of the people towards the back of the line and asked them what prompted them to be there. They all said the same thing: the delicious food. I guess the one way to really know is to try it for yourself. Remember, 51st and Park! And the best part is… you can skip the line by ordering pick-up from foodtoeat.com!

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Uncle Gussy’s Traditional Greek Food

I had been looking forward to eating at Uncle Gussy’s for some time, mostly because of the luscious description of their tzatziki sauce, made by the truck owners’ very own mother. In fact the website goes into great detail about their family’s longtime stake in the food industry; so armed with this knowledge I prepared myself for some excellent Greek food.
            The food was moderately priced, ranging from $4-$7 and featuring pitas, salads and rice platters. I opted for the lamb gyro rice platter, less messy than a pita. The owners were very friendly, the wait not too long (I beat the lunch rush) and the truck itself seemed extremely clean. I received a generous portion of lamb and rice.  In the corner was a small salad, and I received two small containers of tzatziki and hot sauce, which I promptly dumped on top of the whole concoction. The website did not let me down when it touted its tasty sauces. The cool, lemony flavor of the tzatziki sauce complemented with the lightly spiced, drier lamb meat perfectly. The hot sauce packed a perfect level of heat for me, and was especially invigorating mixed with the rice. The seasoned rice absorbed a lot of the lamb’s flavor, and the small salad provided a welcome break from the hearty meat and rice. All around the meal was satisfying and delicious, kudos to Mrs. Gussy for her secret tzatziki recipe. My only complaint was the amount of sauce I was provided. I could have dumped three containers of tzatziki on the platter and still wanted more. So my suggestion to you would be to ask for extra sauce, after all they are labeled as free on the menu.
To order from Uncle Gussy’s, click here .
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