As Governors Island continues to make a name for itself as a summertime leisure destination, it's supplying visitors with any up-and-coming hot spot's No. 1 must-have: Crave-worthy eats.
From pulled pork to prosciutto, and tofu to peking duck, here's what's new to nosh on this season.
Momos & Buns
The founders of NYC eatery Chinese Mirch launched this truck with their signature blend of Asian flavors, including hand-rolled Tibetan dumplings and steamed bao sliders with peking duck, barbecue beef brisket or tofu with homemade kimchi. (Credit: Momos & Buns)
Carl's is famous for its Philly cheesesteaks, but the vendor has become an NYC favorite thanks to its years spent serving up crave-worthy sandwiches at Yankee Stadium. If steak's not your jam, try the chicken cheesesteak (thinly sliced chicken breast, grilled onions and your choice of cheese), or the veggie sandwich (green peppers, mushrooms, onions, eggplant and zucchini.) (Credit: Carl's Steaks)
DiSO’S Italian Sandwich Society
DiSO'S takes sandwiches seriously. If the fact that they call themselves a "sandwich society" didn't tip you off, the imported Italian meats and cheeses will. The ingredients are sourced from DiPalos, a popular gourmet food store in Little Italy, and New Yorkers line up all around the city for creations with mobster-inspired names like "Jimmy Two Times" and "Nicky Guns," with everything from prosciutto di Parma and fresh mozzarella to sweet roasted peppers and glazed balsamic dressing on fresh Italian bread. (Credit: DiSO’S Italian Sandwich Society)
El Paso Taco
The Upper East Side eatery's offspring on wheels keeps with the tradition of serving classic tacos with fresh new twists, like the short rib taco braised in Negra Modelo beer served with watermelon pico de gallo. (Credit: El Paso Taco)
It's not every day that a "Top Chef" runs a food truck, but Lisa Fernandes, a finalist on the show and a former chef at NYC hot spots including Asia de Cuba and Dos Caminos, dreamed up this Thai-Vietnamese blend. Sweet Chili offers tasty vegetarian options, such as the miso glazed silken tofu (crispy tofu, maple miso glaze and japanese eggplant relish), and the refreshing green papaya salad, plus eats for meat-lovers including honey chili pork (pork belly, cilantro and sriracha) and "heavenly" beef (coriander marinated sirloin beef with sriracha and thai basil). (Credit: Sweet Chili)
Mike N' Willies
Can't decide between Mexican food and barbecue? Mike N' Willies fuses two summertime favorites, serving up short rib tacos with homemade barbecue sauce, pulled pork sliders with chipotle lime slaw and beer-battered cod with cilantro crema. (Credit: Mike N' Willies )
Mayhem & Stout
Comfort food with modern flair is the name of the game at Mayhem & Stout, where pulled pork is served with black cherry mustard and roasted kale, and short rib and brisket comes with blueberry sriracha and pickled onion. Don't forget to try the creative sauces, and pick up a side of spicy slaw and an old school-style soda. (Credit: Mayhem & Stout)