With so many events – engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, after parties and send-off brunches – associated with your wedding day, food trucks are the perfect mobile way to break out of a catering rut, or the use of white tablecloth bulk for your table’s decoration at your wedding. Six of our favorites offer a variety of cuisines and services perfect for all your events, or even the big day itself.
Based in Stamford, this duo of trucks offers seven grilled cheeses, plus sweet dessert melts.
The Menu: Rentals include the full menu (from the original to the jalapeno popper to the pulled pork with caramelized onions and pickles), plus any daily specials.
The Cost: Main service is $25/person; end-of-night service is $400 plus consumption. Bookings more than 1 hour from Stamford incur a $250 travel fee.
Test it Out: Follow Melt Mobile on facebook for a weekly list of locations.
Book it: www.melt-mobile.com
Walter’s Hot Dog Truck
Mamaroneck’s iconic hot-dog stand now has a small fleet of trucks serving its most popular standards.
The Menu: Customers can pick and choose which dishes (hot dogs, fries, potato puffs, ice cream, and homemade Italian ices, to name a few) they’d like to offer.
Cost: Starts at $1000 and varies based on the menu
Test it Out: The truck is at the White Plains Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) until November.
Book it: www.waltershotdogs.com/truck
The Cookery’s DoughNation
Chef David DiBari’s Dobbs Ferry pizza truck serves original interpretations of Neapolitan-style pies.
The Menu: Five pies: Margherita; Cookery meatball with silky ricotta; four cheese drizzled with chili honey; Brussels sprouts and bacon; and fresh lemon with scamorza and basil.
The Cost: Prices range from $1,200 (up to 50 guests) to $2,700 (up to 200 guests)
Test it Out: Find it at farmers’ markets in Irvington, Hastings-on-Hudson, and Chappaqua.
Book it: www.thecookerysdoughnation.com; only available April to November within 65 miles of Dobbs Ferry.
Frites of NY
Party of Two Catering operates this popular Hudson Valley-based truck specializing in fries tossed with flavorful seasonings or smothered in creative toppings.
The Menu: Choose from three options. The Basic Party (two hours of service, choose three menu items from more than 15 options) and the After Party (one hour of service, choose from seven options) both feature all-you-can-eat topped fries. The Toss Up is a pay-by-the-hour service and only includes tossed fries.
Cost: The Basic Party, $14 per guest; the After Party, $7 per guest; the Toss Up, $5 per guest per hour.
Test it Out: Follow Frites of NY on Facebook to find the truck at events.
Book it: www.fritesofny.com; truck is not permitted in Rockland, Greene or Albany counties.
The Souvlaki Truck
Greek street food (and thick-cut oregano fries) is the big draw for this Yonkers truck.
The Menu: Choose from Vending Style (guests order individually) or Buffet Style (setup of trays), to bring chicken souvlaki, pork souvlaki, lamb gyro, falafel, and fries to your guests.
The Cost: Vending style charges a truck rental fee (starts at $500) plus consumption; Buffet Style, $1,000 up to 50 guests, then $15 per guest.
Test it Out: The truck parks on Central Ave in Yonkers (between Fort Hill Ave and Ardsley Rd) Tuesday through Sunday.
Book it: www.souvlakitruck.com
Bona Bona Truck
The sweetest way to cap the night? How about a few scoops Nick DiBona’s popular, locally made ice cream.
The Menu: Scoops (cups or cones), sundaes, and shakes in flavors like rainbow cookie and cannoli, plus plenty of whipped cream, sauces, and sprinkles.
The Cost: $350 truck-rental fee plus per person fees $6-$13 (depending on the menu)
Test it Out: Follow Bona Bona Ice Cream Truck on Facebook to find it at events.
Book it: www.bonabonaicecream.com; only available within 20 miles of Larchmont