Must-See Lower Manhattan
by Colleen Clark and nycgo.com staff, 04/17/2013
Wafels & Dinges. Photo: Will Steacy
Most downtown office workers don't have time for T-bones and single malts at lunch. Instead, they dash outside to grab some grub from the growing number of street food trucks and stands. And we're not talking stale knishes and dirty-water hot dogs. Some of the trucks roam the City, stopping in Lower Manhattan a few times a week. Among them? You'll find piping-hot Belgian waffles topped with strawberries, Nutella, whipped cream or walnuts (or all of the above) daily from 10am till 6pm at City Hall Park at Wafels & Dinges, which has a Twitter feed. Veronica's Kitchen, on Water Street between Pine and Wall Streets, serves up stick-to-your-ribs comfort food—fried chicken, mac 'n' cheese—and Caribbean fare like jerk chicken and curried goat. The Cinnamon Snail food truck typically can be found at Wall and Water Streets on Tuesdays, serving organic vegan and vegetarian breakfasts and sandwiches. And there are always lunchtime mobile eats over at Brookfield Place, good for bites like Korean tacos, Gree fries and grilled cheese sandwiches.