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Holy Turkish Tacos! City Names Tavern on the Green Food Trucks

Congrats, Van Leeuwen.

Congrats, Van Leeuwen.

Congrats to Rickshaw Dumpling, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, and (as previously announced) Westchester’s Ladle of Love. According to Crain's, they’re the trucks selected by the city to operate at the old Tavern on the Green space starting October 15, when an outdoor seating area will also open. Pera will serve Turkish tacos — now that’s a new one! Meanwhile, the Rockaway Wave reports that the city is seeking a concessionaire to run the three snack bars and up to twenty mobile carts along Rockaway Beach, and has pushed back its deadline for proposals to September 24. It’s uncertain whether the new concession stands will be any less boring than the old ones (the best of the boardwalk options is the Sand Bar — there’s a reason the Times recently gave it some love). Just take a look at some of the items (and their maximum price point) that the city suggests serving in its RFP (Request for Proposals). Hey, at least they encourage churros.

Item Price Hot dogs (10 to the pound) $2.00
Sausage $3.00
Polish sausage $3.00
Soda (12 fl. oz) $1.25
Soda (20 fl. oz., plastic bottle only) $2.00*
Juice (20 fl. oz., plastic bottle only) $2.00
Snapple (20 fl. oz. plastic bottle only) $3.00
Specialty Soda and Juice (12 fl. oz.) $1.25
Pretzels $2.00 Pretzel Dogs $4.00
Specialty pretzels $3.00
Knishes $2.00
Pre-processed empanadas $2.50
Milk Chillers $3.00
Regular potato chips $0.50
Pringles $1.00
Apple Chips $1.50
Pirates Booty $1.50
Churros $3.00
Red Bull beverage $3.00
Bottled water (24 fl. oz.) $2.00
Apple & Eve drink $3.00 Q163-SB 2010 6
Gatorade (20 fl. oz.) $3.00
Vitamin Water (20.0 fl. oz.) $3.00
Super C Energy drink $1.00
Sparkling Water (1.5 fl. liters) $3.00
San Pellegrino (16.9 fl. oz.) $4.00
Acqua Panna (25.3 fl. oz.) $4.00
San Pellegrino Limonata or Aranciata (11.15 fl.oz.) $2.00

*Concessionaires who sell this item must always have and display 12 oz. cans of soda with prices on display items.

Note: If the concessionaire wishes to sell a brand other than those listed above or sell an item at a price higher than those listed above, the concessionaire must receive prior written approval from Parks.

Ice Cream Products

1. Regular brands, including Good Humor and Nestle’s Ice Cream Bars, Frozen Fruit Bars/Pops, Popsicles, Scooby Doo Push up, and other approved brands:
Item Price All items $2.00

Exceptions:
Edy’s Dibs $3.00
King Cone $3.00
Ice Cream Sandwiches $3.00
Popsicle Shots $3.00
SpongeBob Bars $3.00
Nestle’s Toll House Cookie Sandwich $3.00

2. Premium brands, including Haagen-Dazs and Ben & Jerry’s or other approved brands:

Item Price
Premium Vanilla Bar $4.00
Premium Almond Bar $4.00
Vanilla Milk Chocolate Bar $4.00
Chocolate/Dark Chocolate Bar $4.00
Dove Bar $4.00
Ben & Jerry’s Vanilla Peace Pop $4.00
Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Peace Pop $4.00 Q163-SB 2010 7

Note: If the concessionaire wishes to sell a premium brand other than Haagen Dazs or Ben & Jerry’s or sell an item at a price higher than those listed above, the concessionaire must receive prior written approval from Parks.


Food trucks chosen for Tavern on the Green [Crain's]
Parks Pushes Foodie RFP To September 24 [Rockaway Wave, subscription required]
Solicitation #: Q163-SB 2010 [NYC Parks, PDF, membership required]

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