Hudson Square Food Truck Lot Reopens Today

(credit: NYSF)

We’ve been trying to find out whether the Hudson Square Food Truck Lot was coming back this season. The lot had plenty of room for 5-6 trucks, and the weather has certainly been warm enough (not counting Friday, of course).

If you work in the area, today is your lucky day! The Hudson Square Food Truck Lot reopens today.

The Hudson Square Food Truck Lot is on a site actually owned by Trinity Church. It’s on a roughly square block bordered by Varick St, Canal St, 6th Ave and Grand St.  The Canal St station on the #1 train stops right there, and the Canal St station of the A, C, E is only a block away.

If everything is the same as last year, the Hudson Square lot will open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 11am-3pm. UPDATE: The Hudson Square Lot is open Mon-Fri from 11am-3pm and will have 2-3 food trucks daily.

As for seating, there were about 6 round tables last year with umbrellas and chairs, which are in high demand on hot, sunny days.  There were plenty of benches for sitting and eating, but no shade for those benches.

Today’s vendors so far are Palenque and Shorty’s, but more may be added by lunch time. Check their twitter here or our Mobile Munchies twitter feed.

It will be great to have the Hudson Square Food Truck Lot back for the seasons. Vendors love it too, because they don’t have to worry about getting chased by the police or being written parking tickets.

(credit: NYSF)

The Hudson Square Food Truck Lot is the newest site put together by the NYC Food Truck Association, and the land is actually owned by Trinity Church.

It’s on a roughly square block bordered by Varick St, Canal St, 6th Ave and Grand St.  The Canal St station on the #1 train stops right there, and the Canal St station of the A, C, E is pretty close too.

The Hudson Square lot is scheduled to be open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 11am-3pm, and they expect to have 6 food trucks per day once everything is running smoothly.  No idea why it will be closed Monday and Friday, but that’s the facts.

From what I was told, a lot of food trucks were interested in being on this lot, so a lottery was held by the NYC Food Truck Association to select 18 different vendors (6 per day, 3 days per week).

Today’s vendors were Kimchi Taco Truck, Milk Truck, Mexico Blvd and Kelvin Slush.  We’ll see over the next few days exactly who they are.

The lot is unpaved with a gravel floor.  It was raining pretty good yesterday, but there weren’t and puddles or mud.

As for seating, there were about 6 round tables with umbrellas and chairs, which will be in high demand on hot, sunny days.  There were plenty of benches for sitting and eating, but there was no shade for those benches.

(credit: NYSF)

For some reason, a small covered stage was at one end of the lot, which gave me enough protection to eat outside in the rain.  I have no idea whether this stage will remain or be removed.  Maybe they’ll have live music to go with lunch.  That would be pretty cool.

You can see who will be at the lot each day on their twitter feed here or our Mobile Munchies twitter feed.

Time will tell, but the Hudson Square Food Truck Lot looks like a winner.  Nice job David Weber and the NYC Food Truck Association.

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