Thursday, June 18, 2009
FRANKLIN AVENUE IN NEW YORK: Just Desserts
We may have our Kogi BBQ truck -- and now all of its imitators -- and our famed taco trucks. But New York appears to be obsessed with the idea of selling gourmet food out of a truck.
Witness the Dessert Truck, which I encountered one night while walking around the East Village.
Located at St Mark's Pl (8th St) and 3rd Ave. from 6 p.m. to midnight every day of the week, the Dessert Truck has several rich, indulgent treats for sale.
I chose the Warm Molten Dark Chocolate Cake ($5). The cake includes olive oil and chocolate center; hazelnuts and sea salt. For an extra $1 you can have a scoop of ice cream as well.
There was no ice cream available when I ordered, which was fine. The sea salt was the perfect counter-balance to the sweetness and richness of the chocolate.