Review: Sweet Chili Food Truck & Dub Pies

March 13, 2014

Ahh New York! I felt like doing some exploring to get to know the city better. I’ve only been here for a couple months and have been SO busy at work I’ve barely had the energy to enjoy all the great things the city has to offer. Chief among them: food trucks!

I googled for some food truck lots and sure enough there is one in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Dumbo (which stands for “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass” according to the snippet printed on the underside of my hummus lid). It was a sunny and crisp day, perfect for a long stroll across the city, crossing the Brooklyn bridge on my way there, and the Manhattan Bridge coming back.

Once I got to the Dumbo food truck lot, I found my peeps! There were a lot of people waiting, and once I saw the Sweet Chili pork belly on the menu I lined right up with them. It combined so many of my favorite things (pork belly, sriracha, crispiness) with some things I hadn’t ever heard of or hadn’t recently had. Everything was amazingly delish, and I have since dreamed about the pork belly (no lie).

While I waited for my food, I mozied over to the Dub Pies truck. I ordered a sausage pie, then was offered a complimentary curry pie when the truck operator (owner?) saw me posting pics to Instagram. So cool! They give anyone a free little pie for posting to their a social channel about the truck. Smart!

What other NYC trucks should I hit up? Know of any other food truck lots or congregation areas around town? Leave the suggestions in the comments below! Smorgasburg is next on my lot list.


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