UPDATE: If you're lucky enough to be out of work early on this holiday eve, take your lunch up a notch by noshing on grub from one of these so-yummy food trucks. This story was originally published on May 16.
New Yorkers are used to instant gratification — we want our coffee served before we can say "with room for milk," we need a cab the moment our arm reaches its full extension (unless, of course, it's the dreaded 5 p.m. shift switch), and we'll be damned if we've got to wait more than 20 minutes for an outdoor table at a popular restaurant during brunch hours. But our fast-fix obsession doesn't mean we're looking to skimp on quality. And we've found the perfect solution in five beloved NYC food trucks
— quickly served gourmet dishes that aren't short on flavor but also don't break the bank.
Sure, you've probably seen our favorites — Dosas, Milk Truck, Comme Ci Comme Ça, Taïm, and Frites And Meats
— on the block, but we've upped the ante with insider pics and the super-secret scoop on some of their tastiest and most popular mobile plates
. From grilled cheese to Indian food to the "best falafel in NYC," these dishes have us wishing it was lunchtime all the time. But hey, there's no rule against that. Now, about that line…
Click through for some foodie-truck favorites and snack-time inspiration.
Photographed by Joe Buglewicz