NYC FOOD TRUCKS CHANGES OVER TIME
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Where did we start?
We all can agree that everyone LOVES to eat. New York City is known as most populous city in the United States. Throughout its history, the city has been a major port of entry for immigrants into the United States. New York City became a “melting pot” that we have seen expand. Have Our Values over time changed about how we distribute our LOVE for food within Jewish American, Italian American, Asian Indian American, African American, Russian American, Korean American, Chinese American, Indian American, South American,etc. Let’s think about when it all began for New York City. By the 1890′s, night lunch wagons were a common sight in big cities like New York City.
The History of American Food Trucks began:
1691 – New Amsterdam (now known as New York City) begins regulating street vendors selling food from push carts.
1917 – The US Army mobile canteens (field kitchens) begin to feed the troops.
1936 – Oscar Mayer rolls out the first portable hot dog cart The Weiner Mobile.
1980’s – Grease trucks begin parking on Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ selling “Fat Sandwiches” to college students.
1995 – GOD’S LOVE WE DELIVER is the tri-state area’s leading provider of nutritious, individually-tailored meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves through the generosity of individual donors, foundations, and corporations.
2004 – The Street Vendor Project creates the Vendy Awards. A competition that identifies and celebrates NYC’s best street food vendors.
July 2006 – Wikipedia adds “food truck” to their list of entries including the history of food trucks around the world.
August 2010 – The Great Food Truck Race marks the first television program centered on the mobile food industry.
October 2010 – The prestigious ZAGAT guide announces that in 2011 they will begin to provide reviews of food trucks.
January 2011 – President Barak Obama “Tweets” that his favorite food truck in Washington DC is D.C. Empanadas.
February 2012 – Food Trucks serves NFL Superbowl Fans in Indianapolis.
Complete list located at Mobile Cuisine, online resource destination for the food mobile industry.
Where do you go from here?
The Food Truck trend has grown and being utilized at birthday parties, festivals, weddings, sporting events, carnivals, homeless, etc. Even ZAGAT started rating them as they started popping up all over in festivals where diverse cultures come together and find a common ground (FOOD). Now We can view how Food Trucks progressed over time through social media groups like Facebook and Twitter that gives NYC a big contribution and Food Truck tracking programs for smart phones. I can watch television shows like The Great Food Race, a reality show, and Eat St, a Canadian reality show that features FOOD TRUCKS from all over the United States allow us to be aware of our matching, common bond TASTEBUDS. On Fri, June 22, 2013 thirty-seven participating NYCFTA members donated 5% of sales and collected donations for God’s Love We Deliver.GOD’S LOVE WE DELIVER wakes us up to the everyday reality life whom provide nutritious, freshly prepared meals and nutrition counseling to people living with HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and other life-altering illnesses, who cannot shop or cook for themselves. The food is delicious and the portions are generous.
Their vision for every community is to live in a world where there is abundance, where everyone eats, where everyone smiles.They serve people in all five boroughs in New York City, and Hudson County and Newark in New Jersey. The expansion consumes us enough to open our hearts and change our idea of what a FOOD TRUCK meal consists of due to elevation and we keep getting bigger and hungrier while donating online or volunteering in the flesh. The God’s Love expansion comes as demand for the organization’s services is up by more than 60% in five years. God’s Love is proud to be a 4-star charity on Charity Navigator, the largest independent evaluator in the country.You can see their rating by going to the Charity Navigator website and searching for God’s Love (or just click here).
Location: GOD’S LOVE WE DELIVER (Brooklyn) 630 Flushing Ave, 7th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11206 Tel: 212.294.8100 Fax: 212.294.8101
Type of Food: Home Delivery
Rating: (1-10) 10
Price Range: (1-3) Free
Photo credit: God’s Love We Deliver, Mobile Cuisine,
Sources: Mobile Cuisine