New York Food Trucks Go Gourmet

By , Monday, Aug 10, 2009, 7:56 AM

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Through the large front window of the Wafels & Dinges truck, you can watch waffles being made in cast-iron presses. (Heather Eng)

The Wafels & Dinges truck lets you pile on toppings such as Nutella, Belgian chocolate, fresh strawberries and bananas, and cream. (Heather Eng)

Lev Ekster shelved his fledgling legal career to launch CupcakeStop, which sells between 500 and 2,000 cupcakes a week in the Flatiron District. (Heather Eng)

CupcakeStop's rotating menu includes strawberry shortcake, red velvet, and peanut butter and jelly cupcakes. (Heather Eng)

The rice ball truck Papa Perrone's is a regular fixture in east Midtown. (Heather Eng)

Johnpaul Perrone flash fries rice balls in extra virgin olive oil using his mother's recipe. (Heather Eng)

Chances are, you'll be craving Taiwanese after catching a whiff of the aromas wafting from the NYC Cravings truck, which has a bamboo motif. (Heather Eng)

NYC Cravings churns out heaping plates of hearty Taiwanese snacks. (Heather Eng)

The man behind the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck is Doug Quint, a doctoral candidate and freelance musician who's performed with the Boston Pops and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. (Heather Eng)

Quint's signature cone is vanilla ice cream topped with dulce de leche and crushed Nilla wafers. (Heather Eng)

There's only one thing on the menu at La Cense Beef Burger Truck: black Angus grass-fed beef burgers topped, at your request, with caramelized onions and cheese. (Heather Eng)

La Cense Beef Burger Truck is an outpost of a Montana ranch, where cattle graze on 88,000 acres of land. (Heather Eng)