Laura June Kirsch

From street to shining sea: Village Voice launches their annual Food Truck Fest

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Springtime in New York City means many things to many people. To those New Yorkers at The Village Voice, it means food – and lots of it.

Coming off of their highly successful Choice Eats – a tasting event that has been likened by some to the ComicCon of food – Village Voice is rolling out Choice Streets for the third year in a row as a perfect kick off to a long-overdue spring. The event, held on New York City’s iconic Intrepid at Pier 86, gives attendees the chance to sample succulent tasters from about 20 (yes, 20!) of New York’s favorite food trucks. From Australian savory pies to pizza, BBQ, Korean tacos, shrimp rolls, and ice cream sandwiches variety is key says Event Director Rosemary Jorda. “We try to mix it up” between old favorites and new comers to the NYC food truck scene, letting attendees vote on their food truck favorite so as to ensure that truck a spot at the following year’s event.

The voice of the people is actually what got this event started in the first place. “We wanted to do something for guests while they waited in line [at Choice Eats],” Jorda explained, “so we invited food trucks as welcome. Folks went nuts!” The following year, Choice Eats welcomed a new sister event, aptly titled Choice Streets.

Tickets are still available, but they’re definitely going fast. VIP tickets are sold out but street eats are just as mouth-watering with a General Admission ticket. Included in your ticket: samples from every food truck, unlimited drinks (Jorda clued us in to something called a “boozy slushy”), and free reign over The Intrepid – sort of. Guests can board the ship, see the museum, and walk around the flight deck on top, included in their ticket.

Come hungry and with a charged cell phone battery – there are definitely some #foodie pictures in your social media future.

Looking to share your pictures with others in attendance? Just use #choicestreets! 

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From street to shining sea: Village Voice launches their annual Food Truck Fest

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