#4 Big Gay Ice Cream Truck (New York City)
A summer experiment in June 2009 by founders Douglas Quint and Bryan Petroff soon turned into one of New York City’s most iconic food trucks, and even went brick-and-mortar. Big Gay Ice Cream Truck’s creative toppings (olive oil, wasabi pea dust, Sriracha, Nilla Wafers, and Trix), clever dessert names (Salty Pimp, Mexican Affo’gay’to), flavor combinations (apple butter and bourbon butterscotch), and army of Twitter followers all helped put them at number three on our 101 Best Food Trucks list last year. Since then, the truck has added a second permanent location in the West Village. But everyone’s favorite unicorn- and rainbow-chasing mobile ice cream vendor is still on the move, and the custard is still the star of the show. It’s one of the softest, most wonderful soft ice creams you’ve ever tried, and that’s not hyperbole — this is the stuff that takes you back to your very first time of… eating ice cream. Hopefully some of their delicious secrets will be revealed soon — they have a cookbook to be released in 2014.