Two New Food Trucks: Van Leeuwen Ice Cream on Upper West Side; Taim Launches Truck
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream & Coffee. I know it’s December, and ice cream isn’t top of mind. But Van Van Leeuwan’s is so creamy and delicious, that maybe your could bundle up and treat yourself to this special frozen indulgence.
Pumpkin pie and egg nog are on tap for the season. Also, their new truck with a permanent spot at Tavern on the Green (67th & Central Park West), operating daily from 8am-6pm, will be serving coffee and espresso drinks.
Other daily ice cream specials will include vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two Michel Cluizel chocolate chip cookies smothered in hot fudge, Ricotta Pound cake with ginger ice cream and caramel sauce, and a gianduja meringue sundae, the company reports.
And with seating in the Tavern’s food court for over 200, you can enjoy some of the comforts of a traditional eatery.
Taim Falafel and Smoothy Bar. Taim, the hole-in-the wall falafel place in the West Village, with its crunchy yet tender falafels, is rolling city-wide. Just three days ago, they launched their first truck.
The mobile unit will feature items like their signature green falafel and to-die-for, rich-beyond-rich, date-banana-lime smoothies.
Will they show up on the Upper West Side, a natural consistiuency for their food?
Assan Malik, who works at Taim restaurant, says that the truck may well journey to the Upper West Side.
“It will be” there “at some point,” he said, “but we don’ know when.”
The schedule is decided every morning, so check their twitter feed: @TaimmMobile.