Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Bakeries on Wheels

The owners of high-end food trucks that park curbside and sell their fare for sidewalk eating prove that you don’t need atmosphere or service to draw customers…just a great menu.

New York has two. The Treats Truck vehicle makes regular stops in midtown, and occasional ones elsewhere in Manhattan and in Park Slope (the schedule is at Four kinds of brownies, caramel cream cookies and home-made Oreos are among the temptations. At the Dessert Truck (, parked permanently at University Place and Eighth Street evenings except Monday, the specialties du truck are more sophisticated, like goat cheese cheesecake with fresh blackberries, rosemary caramel, and walnut crisp. But there’s plenty of chocolate for traditionalists.

(Naturally, the New York trucks focus on desserts. Who needs comfort food more than we do?)