What’s Cool: Food Trucks

Here at CitySights New York, we like things that are cool.  We also like things in New York.  So cool things in New York.. They’re the best.

More importantly, our goal is to show you how cool New York really is, whether it’s while riding on one of our famous bus tours, or while reading about it on our blog.  That is why every Friday we bring you ‘What’s Cool’, where we will tell you, well, you guessed it: something that’s pretty cool in New York City.  Get ready for the weekend because here’s what’s cool:

Photo: PARKED! 2011
parkedfestival.com

Food truck popularity is not a new trend,** so it should be no surprise that we think that they’re cool.  We love them!  You used to be able to get hot dogs or pretzels from food trucks in NYC, now you can get seemingly anything.  What a wonderful concept.

This Saturday, food trucks will take center stage in New York City.  30 of the best trucks in town will come together for PARKED!, a food truck festival at the South Street Seaport.  But this isn’t just a nice place to grab lunch, this is an event.  There will be a beer and champagne garden for the adults as well as live music all day for everyone.  The best part: it’s free to go!

For more information on this event that will be taking place all day long on Saturday, visit parkedfestival.com and follow @ParkedFest on Twitter.

**Ok, it is a new trend.  10 years ago we would have laughed at the idea of having a summer festival to honor food trucks.  Four years ago, PARKED!’s first year, there were only five trucks in attendance.  This year there are 30 and they’re expecting over 20,000 (!!) people to come. 

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