Barclays Center to Host Food Trucks for the First Time

The food trucks are coming! The food trucks are coming!

Daily News Plaza outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn will host an array of Brooklyn-based food trucks this summer for some good eats and treats.

Barclays Center (Flickr)

Barclays Center (Flickr)

Barclays Center, its developer, Forest City Ratner Companies, and the NY Food Trucks Association have partnered to bring Brooklyn food trucks to the plaza Saturday June 1, July 6 and September 7. The food truck grub and bistro-style seating will be available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The trucks participating offer a wide range for tantalizing flavors from savory Korean BBQ at Kimchi Taco Truck to sweet ice creams and desserts at the Treats Truck. Other food trucks include Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches, Mamu Thai Noodle, Frites’N’Meats and Thai Mobile.

Forest City Ratner Companies made some big promises about eight months ago to bring greenmarkets, holiday fairs and other promotional activities, but as The Atlantic Yard Report noted, it was slow going. The food trucks are the first step in keeping those promises, with this weekend being “an excellent opportunity to do a test” on the space, Arena Community Affairs Manager Terence Kelly said. (Cause who doesn’t love trucks that emit tastiness rather than harmful toxins? Oh wait…)

Food truck row. (Flickr)

Food truck row. (Flickr)

“New Yorkers love food trucks, and some of the best are from Brooklyn,” said MaryAnne Gilmartin, president and CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies, in a news release. “We are thrilled to have these local favorites at the Daily News Plaza bringing Brooklyn residents and visitors some savory and sweet treats to enjoy.”

The Observer is pumped Ms. Gilmartin and company started off with the tasty promise. See you at Frites’N’Meats!