There are few things in the (professional) life of food truckers that can get them excited as food truck rallies. Oh, who are we kidding- We just plain love them and it has nothing to do with being “professionals”! To our delight, the next NYC Food Truck Rally is just around the corner and we have been gearing up all week to prepare. Just in case you didn’t know, the Rally will be held on Sunday, August 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Prospect Park’s Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. If you’re arriving by subway, take the 2 or the 3 train to Grand Army Plaza and simply walk up Flatbush Avenue or Plaza Street until you see the monument and traffic circle. And, of course, the 16 food trucks that will anticipating your arrival!
We have received a few questions from food truck enthusiasts and we wanted to address them here for all the community to see:
1) “Can I bring my dog/cat/iguana, etc.? Pretty please with a cherry on top?!”
Well, as long as your pet is friendly, we welcome him or her with open arms! We love animals (… except those pesky pigeons- Ugh…) and we love the idea of the animal community partaking in our rallies! Do keep in mind that there will likely be other animals and little kiddos around so if your pet is still taking classes at obedience school, it might be best to bring home a doggy bag in lieu of bringing Fido this time.
2) “Ex-cuuuuse me- Why isn’t my favorite food truck on the list?”
This could be for a couple different reasons. First and foremost, is your favorite truck a member of the NYC Food Truck Association? If not, they aren’t eligible for these particular rallies as they are exclusively for members. If your favorite food truck is a member of the NYCFTA but not scheduled to be at the rally this Sunday, they may have already been committed to another event on this day. It is also entirely possible that all of the spots for the rally filled up before they had a chance to apply to be there. Again, food truckers look forward to the monthly NYCFTA Food Truck Rallies and everyone wants to come hang out with you! Please feel free to inquire about specific trucks for future rallies- We aim to please. Lastly, consider trying out one of the 16 trucks that will be there- After all, you always need a second favorite, am-I-right?
3) “Oh, shoot! I, like, totally forgot I promised my best friend I’d volunteer with him this Sunday- Is this my only chance to attend one of your rallies?!”
Ok, look, we’ll let it slide this time (but you better really be volunteering!) Fortunately for street food fans everywhere, the NYCFTA Rallies are monthly occurrences so there will be future rallies on Sunday, September 16th and Sunday, October 21st. Be there or be square.
And finally, we wanted to share the list of food trucks you can expect to see this Sunday. After all, we know you’ll want to devise a strategic plan of attack before you arrive.
Andys Italian Ices
Big D’s Grub
Eddies Pizza Truck
Kelvin Natural Slush Co.
Mike & Willie’s
Rickshaw Dumpling Truck
Wafels & Dinges