The tiger-striped Korilla BBQ food truck won over New York with their Korean, Mexican infused, flavors. Satisfying lunch, dinner and late night cravings, the Korilla BBQ truck is the first of its kind in the city. Food truck items start with a base of a burrito or rice bowl with a spicy protein of steak, chicken, pork or homemade tufo. Any long-time Korilla BBQ fans that may miss the tacos can find them on the secret menu at Third Avenue and St. Marks Place.
Korilla BBQ never misses an opportunity to enhance flavor or texture. Take for example their sauces ranging in smokey, tangy, sweet, spicy and mild seasonings. But what really sets Korilla BBQ, of course, is their Korean influence. The kimchi bar boasts crunch with stringed and chopped vegetables. If you’re new to Korean food, start with cucumber kimchi, kimchi slaw and bean sprouts with their signature Korilla sauce. The restaurant also offers unique sides introduced like waffle fries covered with cheese and topped with kimchi, scallions and nori (edible seaweed) and “Tiger Balls” (bacon kimchi fried rice, monterey jack cheese, pankot cover). It’s a vegetarian friendly food truck, as well as hosting vegan and gluten free options, too.
The food truck has been making a scene on the New York City market since 2011, so expect a line during optimal meal times. Although fans can visit the East Village restaurant location, the food truck travels around New York City. Although it’s best to follow Korilla on Twitter or find Korilla on the food truck app, for broken truck updates or early departures, the following schedule according to the following schedule:
- Monday: 25th & Broadway (Flatiron) & 47th & Park (Midtown)
- Tuesday: Varick & Vandam (SoHo) & 52nd & 6th (Midtown West)
- Wednesday: Front St & Gouveneur Ln (FiDi) & Jay St & Water St (DuMbo)
- Thursday: Metrotech & 55th Broadway (Midtown)
- Friday: 47th & park (Midtown) & Front St & Gouveneur (FiDi)