Harlem’s Restaurant Row to offer food trucks and vendors starting May 10

Food trucks like Luke’s Lobster and Mr. Nice Guy will be setting up shop on Frederick Douglass Blvd. when Harlem Eats returns on May 10. The food fest will take place every Saturday until Nov. 1.

Harlem’s bustling Restaurant Row will have a fleet of new four-wheeled competitors beginning next month.

The Harlem Food Truck Rally, which included Mr. Nice Guy and Luke’s Lobster, was such a success on April 5 that food trucks and street vendors will be returning every Saturday starting May 10.

The Harlem Food Truck Rally, which included Mr. Nice Guy and Luke’s Lobster, was such a success on April 5 that food trucks and street vendors will be returning every Saturday starting May 10.

A week after a successful dry run, food trucks and vendors — including some from the community — will be a recurring fixture each Saturday on Frederick Douglass Blvd. when Harlem Eats returns May 10, organizers told The News.

“It’s going to be an eclectic mix of food trucks and gourmet street food vendors,” said Jessica Chornesky, founder of Harlem Eats, which originally launched under the name Harlem Food Truck Rally on April 5.

The first-ever Harlem Food Truck Rally, which drew popular cheeseteak purveyor Shorty’s and sliders from Mr. Nice Guy, descended on a vacant Frederick Douglass Blvd. lot — also known as Restaurant Row — between W. 117th and 118th Sts.

For many Harlemites, the sight of a fleet of food trucks — usually more common south of 125th St. — was a promising development in the rapidly changing neighborhood.

You don’t see food trucks in Harlem,” said Chornesky, a 12-year Harlem resident and former soup vendor. “You don’t have the opportunity unless you go downtown.”

The Gorilla Cheese truck also participated in the Harlem Food Truck Rally.

The Gorilla Cheese truck also participated in the Harlem Food Truck Rally.

Chornesky hopes the event will also give a boost to up-and-coming local vendors, like Jamaican spot Jerk Shack, and give families looking to eat out an affordable option.

“You can eat a la carte, and you can eat really good food at half of the price of a restaurant,” said Chornesky, who noted that the Saturday fest will run through Nov. 1.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, April 14, 2014, 7:18 PM

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/food-fest-bringing-food-trucks-harlem-article-1.1756226#ixzz2yuuQf2Y3

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s