3 New York City Food Trucks for Dogs
Until recently, mobile doggie dining options were few and far between. But now, thanks to the meals-on-wheels craze, food trucks specifically for dogs (canines, that is, not hot dogs) can be found cruising around many cities.
This week we feature three food trucks for dogs in the New York City area. Future travel tips will provide the 4 (paws)-1-1 on trucks in Chicago, Miami and other locations.
Freshpet Food Truck
The first of its kind for dogs in New York City, the Freshpet Food Truck is equipped with a counter so that big pooches can “paw up to the bar,” as its website says. For smaller pups, there are steps leading up to a doggie door.
Freshpet, founded in 2006, is a manufacturer of all-natural, preservative-free food for dogs and cats. The Freshpet Food Truck provides samples of the company’s products.
You can find the truck all around the city, and it also makes appearances at adoption events. To keep up with its whereabouts, follow @FreshpetTruck on Twitter.
Bocce Bakery’s Biscuit Bike
This is actually a bike cart, not a food truck – not that your dog will care. In fact, it’s “just like a food truck but a lot more bacon-y,” according to the Biscuit Bike website.
Custom-built by the same company that designed the very first Good Humor carts, the Biscuit Bike offers plenty of freshly baked, all-natural treats for your pooch.
Among the specialties are the “Elvis,” a biscuit made with turkey bacon and fresh bananas, and “Grandma’s Apple Pie” treats, which include ingredients like organic apples, clover honey and cinnamon.
You’ll find the Biscuit Bike wherever dogs congregate in the city, including Central Park, Washington Square Park, Union Square and Riverside Park.
Check the Bocce’s Bakery’s Twitter account, @BoccesBakery, for the Biscuit Bike’s itinerary.
Best Friends Pet Care Treat Truck
This summer, Best Friends Pet Care inaugurated its new Treat Truck, serving up complimentary bakery cookies and ice cream treats to pooches in the greater NYC area.
Best Friends Pet Care is a nationwide chain providing boarding, grooming and training.
Along with treats for your dog, the truck might also have some goodies for you. “We haven’t forgotten about the pet parents who come to see us,” company spokeswoman Renee Coughlin told The Daily Westport. “We have delicious Balance Bars and chocolate turtles to give to folks when they bring their pets to our Treat Truck.”
You can keep up with the Treat Truck’s stops on the company’s Twitter account, @bestfriendspc. The fall schedule will be announced soon.