Got a craving for Thai food while visiting New York City? Instead of paying the high entree prices at traditional NYC restaurants, opt for a meal at a Thai food cart. New York has hundreds, maybe thousands of street vendor who run New York City street food carts or food trucks instead of a traditional permanent place of business. Each day, the street vendor drives to a certain location and prepares and serves food from a mobile kitchen food truck. The food is usually equal to or better than the food at traditional restaurants. The entree price is almost always better than what a consumer would pay in a traditional New York City restaurant. It’s hard to find a cheap resturant in New York City.Here is a list of some of the best Thai food carts in New York City.
Best Thai Food Carts in NYC
- Rickshaw Dumpling Truck – They have 6 different kinds of dumplings. Choose a serving of dumplings and a side for $9. Just a serving of dumplings is $6. Sides such as Asian Noodle Salad are $3 each. Drinks are $2 to $4. Being mobile has it’s perks. The Rickshaw Dumpling Truck is scheduled at a different location around the city each day. They also have a traditional restaurant now and they cater too. For more infomation, see the Rickshaw Dumpling website.
- NYC Cravings – Best known for their chicken, pork and fish cakes. They also make dumples and a version of Chinesse tamales called Zongzi. However dumplings are not always available. Like the Rickshaw Dumpling Truck, NYC Cravings varies their location each day of the week and they cater as well. Average price of an entree is $8. Side orders are $4. Check out the NYC Cravings website for contact information and the weekly schedule of locations.
Popular Thai Food Carts Across America
With growing popularity in Thai food, more street vendors in other major cities across America are setting up Thai food carts. In Portland, Oregon, there are several to try including: Sawasdee Thai, Just Thai, Sweet Basil Thai and Thai Herb. New Haven, CT, is also a hot spot for street vendors and Thai food carts.