RFB: Food Trucks at Central Park and Washington Square Park

A Request for Bids (RFB) has been released for Mobile Food Units at Central Park and Washington Square Park in Manhattan. These locations offer an opportunity for mobile food businesses to cater to a wide variety of customers at these popular NYC destinations. All bids in response to this RFB must be submitted no later than Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11 am.  

Hard copies of the RFB can be obtained through Friday, April 11, on weekdays only, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m at this location:

Revenue Division of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
830 Fifth Avenue, Room 407, New York, NY 10065.

To download the RFB, visit http://www.nyc.gov/parks/businessopportunities and click on the “Concessions Opportunities at Parks” link. Once you have logged in, click on the “download” link that appears adjacent to the RFB’s description.


City’s First Natural-Gas Food Truck Now Serving Pizza Near You

Dnainfo.com reports Neapolitan Express, New York’s first food truck fully powered by natural gas, was in City Hall Park yesterday to give Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Texas energy mogul T. Boone Pickens a taste of the freshly made pies.

“Every slice comes with a breath of fresh air,” Bloomberg said before biting into a margherita slice.

Williamsburg’s McCarren Pool seeks mobile food vendors. Proposals due Wednesday, September 12th

In light of several arrests made for vendors who have sold illegally on or near the pool’s grounds, the city is now seeking licensed vendors. Local vendors are happy about the proposal request as they describe the vending around the pool’s site as a “free for all”.
DNA Info reports more on the information surrounding this new RFP

Table Green and Table Green Café opens food kiosks in Battery Park City

Green Table, a Chelsea Market cafe, recently opened two food kiosks in Battery Park City serving Blue Marble ice cream and Crop to Cup coffee.
The kiosks are located inside of Battery Park (Battery Place and State Street) close to the Castle Clinton National Monument

The 5th Annual PARKED!: A Food Truck Festival happening this weekend on Saturday, August 4th

In addition to food trucks and 20 food vendors, this year’s event will host a beer garden, champagne garden, DJs, face painters, stilt walkers, and magicians.
Get your VIP tickets now, you’ll thanks us later!

Olympic Food Truck & Beer Festival at South Street Seaport on August 12th

iAdventure.com presents a day of the city’s best food trucks representing different countries featuring various international bites and brews from their designated regions. Each food truck will infuse an international element into their regular menu items.
Get your tickets now

A food truck with a rooftop garden

Lulu’s Local Eatery is not your typical food truck. The rooftop garden on a truck started out as an idea from a St. Louis couple who wanted to operate a truck that was more sustainable. Kickstarter helped to fund the project which now offers a seasonal menu of sweet potato fries, power berry smoothies and much more.
Lulu Local Eatery is still taking donations on Kickstarter for improvements on the truck

Urban Rustic opens at McCarren Park in Williamsburg

After the recent re-opening of the pool at McCarren Park, Urban Rustic has decided to set up shop on wheels. The food cart will offer items to-go such as bratwurst wrapped in bacon with pico de gallo/American cheese, s’more bars and much more.
McCarren Park is located between Lorimer and N 12th Street on Bedford Avenue

Brooklyn Batched kicks off their 1st event today at 6pm- celebrating Brooklyn

Food and drinks will be on display for tasting along the East River in Greenpoint. There be a huge line-up of food start-ups on deck, in addition to, well-known brands such as Sweet Loren’s, Brooklyn Brewey, Bareburger and much more.
You must RSVP for the event. Email events@littleducksorganics.com
In the meantime, check out the Pinterest page for Little Duck Organics, the company spearheading this event

The Next Big Thing: American Food Trucks in Paris

Although much of France has yet to catch on to the new era in street dining, Parisians know what it means to be “très Brooklyn”– which is considered a cool combination of informality, creativity and quality. Paris is quickly lining up for American food trucks that takes high quality restaurant-like dishes to the streets. American food trucks such as Cantine California and Le Camion Qui Fume have gained a big following in a short period of time despite critics who were totally against
it at first.
How do you think this will impact the global landscape of the food truck movement? Will Paris become the “Brooklyn” of France?


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