Street Sweets Truck Works it Out in Front of MOMA
Despite my original warnings, and the “hot dog cart incident” two weeks ago, it looks like the Street Sweets Truck has worked out the issues with their spot on 53rd btw. 5+6th. After some negotiating (and a little help from the cops) they have been “cleared” to park in that spot every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from now on. As for the other two days a week, they’ve had a problem free day today parking between the 100% Halal & Healthy Cart and the Papa Perrone Truck, on 55th btw. Mad+Park. The owner says that barring any other problems, they hope to make that their permanent spot on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Papa Perrone welcomed them with open arms, telling me that “if they bring people to this block, it just means more business for me.” If only all street vendors saw it that way… right?
But what about the actual sweets!? (They’ve pretty much taken a backseat in all the Street Sweets coverage thus far.) I figured today was as good a day as any for a little Street Sweets vs. Treats Truck chocolate chip cookie battle to the death!
Admittedly I’m strictly a chocolate chip cookie guy. I’ve tried a bunch of things from the Treats Truck over the years, but my go-to, once a week treat is always the $1 chocolate cookie. (You might remember the chocolate chip cookie fiasco of 2008.)
Anyway, the Street Sweets Truck chocolate chip cookie is $1.50 (!) which means automatically it’s going to have to be 50% bigger or more amazing to lure me away from my $1 standby. (What can I say, I’m a cheap bastard.) The Street Sweets cookie is a little thicker, but overall not bigger- and while it’s a decent cookie, with good chocolate chips, it’s a little drier than the Treats Truck version. Not dry as in hard (it was perfectly soft to eat), just not as moist. In other words, it’s good enough to eat if the truck is in your area- but it’s not going to be replacing the Treats Truck chocolate chip cookie in my repertoire.
On the plus side, the Street Sweets Truck will give you anything you want any single treat from their menu for free once you get your punch card completely full. The Treats Truck forces you into taking a free cookie! (This might not seem like a big deal to you, but my brownie loving friend spent a month filling up his card- only to be forced into taking a free cookie instead. His disappointment was unquantifiable.)