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19 New York Street Foods That Will Change Your Life

Restaurants are so overrated.

Ever in search of good food, we recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the best street food in NYC. Here are the oh-so-delicious suggestions.

1. Wafles & Dinges

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Their sweet and savory waffles are the perfect treat for the city that never sleeps. Plus, according to their online menu, your first dinges is free. Follow them on Twitter to see where their carts will be next!

—Tyler Symone, Facebook

2. The Cinnamon Snail

Vegan and very, very good. Although this NYC favorite is no longer open on a daily basis, you can follow them on Twitter to see what special events they'll be at next.

—Nako Ish, Facebook

3. Taïm Falafel & Smoothie

What really sets them apart is the delicious smoothie bar that's part of the food truck — flavors include date-lime-banana and strawberry-raspberry-Thai basil. Their spring 2015 schedule can be found here.

—Carly Petrone, Facebook

4. Melt Bakery

Some simple math we can all agree on: cookies + ice cream = heaven. For example, the Lovelet sandwich pairs red velvet melt cakes with cream cheese ice cream. They're open daily at their shop on the Lower East Side; find other locations here.

—Debra McGlinchie, Facebook

5. Snowday

Their delicious maple syrup-themed foods are made with locally-sourced ingredients. Plus, according to their website, it "employs formerly incarcerated youth in hopes of helping them find work and keeping them out of prison." Check out @SnowdayTruck on Twitter to see where the truck will be next.

—Felicia Terry, Facebook

6. Uncle Gussy's

With stuffed pita sandwiches for just $6, Uncle Gussy's is a Midtown lunchtime favorite. You can find them each weekday at 51st St. & Park Ave.

—Maegan Halbedl, Facebook

7. Nuchas

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Their handheld empanadas making eating on the go a breeze. Follow them on Twitter to see where they'll be next.

—Julia Tuzio, Facebook

8. Korilla BBQ

In their own words, they "[bring] you the best of Korean cooking, in a format you already love," and they let customers customize their own burritos and rice bowls. Their weekly truck schedule can be found here.

Ame

There are halal carts across the city, but The Halal Guys may very well reign supreme. Seriously, their chicken and rice platter is incredible. Check out their locations here.

Turner

10. El Rey del Taco

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An Astoria favorite, El Rey serves up terrific Mexican food — such as their chorizo tacos — in delicious handmade tortillas. Plus, their open till 5 a.m. on weekend nights. Find them near N/Q train stops.

Keiko

11. Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

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Not all ice cream is created equally. Made in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the ice cream comes in unique flavors like Earl Grey tea and ginger. Their truck locations are listed here.

Kjell

12. Domo Taco

Asian and Mexican cuisines come together to produce such interesting combinations as fish tempura burritos and kimchi falafel quesadillas. They post their location on Twitter each day.

Susan

There's grilled cheese, and then there's Morris grilled cheese. Take, for example, the habanero chicken sandwich, made with bleu cheese, chicken chorizo, habanero hot sauce, and pickled celery. Follow @morristruck for their location.

Josette

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A bit on the pricier side, the lobster rolls, with a quarter pound of lobster meat each, are out of this world. Follow them on Twitter to see where they'll be next.

Spencer Althouse

15. Solber Pupusas

Their known for their pupusas, but their tamales are equally delicious. Their locations are listed here.

Kayla Yandoli

16. Calexico

New York isn't known for it's Mexican food, but Calexico is doing its best to change that. Fresh tacos start at just $3 and meat burritos go for $10. They've got restaurants and carts across the city.

Michelle Regna

17. Langos Truck

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This Hungarian speciality is served fresh and warm and comes with a variety of toppings. Think of it as the Hungarian version of a pizza. Check them out on Twitter to see where they'll be next.

—Susan Carter, Facebook

18. Phil's Steaks

Even through and through New Yorkers enjoy a good ol' cheesesteak every now and then. Their truck's schedule is posted here.

Rich

19. King of Falafel & Shawarma

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Arguably the best halal cart in Astoria, King is king for a reason. Find them at 29-18 Broadway near the Broadway N/Q stop.

Nelson

If we missed your favorite, let us know in the comments below. And if you’d like to be featured in similar BuzzFeed posts, make sure to follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook and Twitter!

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