Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Hunt for Food on Wheels

It's official, Twitter has successfully given rise to a new generation of hungry street-walkers who are tracking down their next on-the-go-meal through the web. From waffles to ice cream to Korean BBQ, trucks and tipsters are tweeting exact locations throughout the day, making your chances for a caloric curbside snack radically higher than the pre-Twitter days. Here are some of my favorite meals on wheels in New York:

Cupcake Stop -- @CupcakeStop
Kogi Korean BBQ (heading cross country from L.A. by end of summer)
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream -- @benwvl
Wafles & Dinges -- @waffletruck
Le Gamin -- @legamintruck

For a nationwide list of street vendors who are using twitter, check out Serious Eats! And to see street food come to life every week, tune in to VendrTV an inside look at the nation's vendor culture and cuisine through the eyes of street cart connoisseur, Daniel Delaney.

The Treats Truck from Daniel Delaney on Vimeo.

I couldn't post this piece without a photo collage from my recent girls getaway of my personal favorite (albeit non-tweeting) street trucks; one that evokes the sweet, rainbow-colored nostalgia of childhood...Mr. Softee. A towering vanilla soft-serve doused in rainbow amazing now as it was 20 years ago!

Related Stories:
When Twitter met Food Trucks [Cnet]
Food Truck Nation [Wall Street Journal]

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