New York Street Food Openings, Closings, Expansions & Resurrections

(credit: Bian Dang twitter)
(credit: Del's twitter)
(credit: Del’s twitter)

If you love street food as much as we do, a few things happened recently that you want to know about.

New food trucks appeared, others closed, some expanded, and yet another was seemingly resurrected from the dead.

Click through for all the current New York Street Food news.

Shrimp Tacos R.I.P. (credit: NYSF)

Closed – One of our favorite food trucks, Fishing Shrimp, closed. We got in touch with co-owner Thomas Yang. He told us that seafood costs are rising too fast, and consumers just won’t accept the higher retail prices for lunch. We love seafood, but people are not willing to pay the higher costs of overfishing our waters.

Open – Thomas and his sister Diana, the folks behind 2009 Vendy Award Rookie of the Year Finalist Bian Dang, have opened Mooshu Grill. They are using the same truck as Fishing Shrimp, but it’s not wrapped yet. For now it’s basically a white truck on the serving side, and they have an advertisement for the movie Turbo on the street side.

We stopped by for lunch yesterday, and will be posting our review of Mooshu Grill today at lunchtime. Check their location on twitter here or on our Mobile Munchies twitter feed.

Mooshu Grill (credit: NYSF)
Mooshu Grill (credit: NYSF)

Expanded – Since their storefront closed a few months ago, Schnitzel & Things have opened a new cart to go along with their still excellent truck. Check twitter here or our Mobile Munchies twitter feed for locations of the 2009 Vendy Award Rookie of the Year Winner and 2010 Vendy Cup Finalist.

ExpandedDel’s Frozen Lemonade, a 2013 Vendy Award Finalist for Best Dessert (and possible winner, who knows?), has added a cart to their NYC fleet of one truck. Everybody raves about their frozen lemonade, but we like their frozen watermelon just as much, if not more. Check locations on twitter here or on our Mobile Munchies twitter feed.

Returned From HiatusKorilla BBQ, 2011 Vendy Award Winner for Rookie of the Year, is back on the street after a several-month hiatus. We understand the owners were in Korea for some of that time, hopefully doing some research. We would love to see some new items on the Korilla BBQ truck.

Resurrected From The Dead – In our review of the Supreme Burger Truck, we told you that it was staffed primarily by ex-Seoul Food employees who hadn’t been paid in a while. Walking in the Flatiron District yesterday, we saw the Seoul Food truck back on 5th Ave around 20th St, right next to the Rhong Tiam Pad Thai Cart (below). Guess they got their finances straightened out.

Open – A Midtown Lunch reader found a truck called Monkey Brothers Lab while we were away on holiday. With a name like that, we’ll be sure to check it out, and let you know how it is.

(credit: NYSF)
(credit: NYSF)





  1. I went to Monkey Brothers a few weeks ago in FiDi. Menu is big, they have burgers, cheese steaks, tacos, burrito bowls, various sides, also empanadas. Seemed to be staffed well, they got my food out pretty quickly. The prices were good and the flavors as well, though portions are a tad bit small.

    Interesting to see if they succeed, but having the large menu and being able to turn out food quickly should help them.


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