First-Ever Papaya King Food Truck Is About To Hit The Streets of NYC

Get your iconic NYC hot dog and juice fix in Midtown starting June 23rd.

All photos: Twitter/@PapayaKingTruck

All photos: Twitter/@PapayaKingTruck

New Yorkers were pretty broken up about the death of Gray’s Papaya. We can’t lie, it was like someone was kicking the city in its collective stomach when a juice bar opened up in its place.

But the world of awesome, cheap hot dogs is looking up: Papaya King is hitting the streets of NYC with a truck. All-beef, naturally cased, always grilled hot dogs will be available, alongside juices in flavors like papaya, mango, and piña colada.

Owner Wayne Rosenbaum tells New York Daily News, “We’ll be a tropical oasis in the concrete jungle.”

New growth. New life. A new hot dog truck hitting the streets of Midtown Manhattan on June 23rd. Follow @PapayaKingTruck on Twitter to find out where the truck is parked each day.

The project has been underway for awhile. Here’s what the truck looked like when it was a work in progress:

PKFT3 First Ever Papaya King Food Truck Is About To Hit The Streets of NYC

And here’s the finished product:

PKFT First Ever Papaya King Food Truck Is About To Hit The Streets of NYC

Here’s the staff getting ready to serve hot dogs to the masses:

PKFT at work First Ever Papaya King Food Truck Is About To Hit The Streets of NYC

Here’s the menu:

Screen Shot 2014 06 18 at 12 48 25 PM First Ever Papaya King Food Truck Is About To Hit The Streets of NYC

And here’s what you’ll see on June 23rd when you’re walking up the street to get in line:

PKFT2 First Ever Papaya King Food Truck Is About To Hit The Streets of NYC

It’s heartening to see Papaya King run all over the idea that skyrocketing rents can drive such classic institutions away.

Go, PK. Go.

[via New York Daily News]

 

Newsletter

Feed your inbox.

Subscribe