As much as I love retreating to Governor’s Island during the summer, I must say their food situation over there is pretty shaky. Last time I went, my travel buddy ordered a gyro from the lone Greek food truck that substituted tzatziki or “white sauce” for drippy ranch dressing. It was nasty to say the least. But what the past year has taught us, is that food trucks have lone eclipsed their mystery meat predecessors.
Join the teaming masses of foodies or just hungry New Yorker’s flocking to the island this Sunday for the Parked: Food Truck Festival. They’ve got all your basic food groups covered: lobster rolls, Jamaican BBQ, dumplings, ice cream, all the essentials. Take the free ferry from the Maritime Building or Brooklyn Bridge Park. The event itself is free, and plates can run from $3-$12, so bring your appetite. Afterward you can bike along the island or frolic along a shady glen (those really exist there). Although I’m not sure how much frolicking one can muster up after polishing off the cuisines of multiple countries. Eat now or forever hold your peace.
Parked Food Truck Festival
Colonel’s Row @ Governor’s Island
Sunday, September 5