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LANGOS TRUCK, Multiple Locations, Twitter: @LangosTruckAs you all know by now, I am firmly plugged into the NYC food truck scene. And I have to say, I’m getting rather tired of the same old food. I’d be fine if we never got another Asian taco, pizza, or lobster roll truck. But I welcome with open arms anybody who is giving us something we’ve never tried before. Especially if that is as delicious as a langos.

We have very little Hungarian food in this city and up until now, we never had anything like what this truck is serving. Evidently, langos is a very popular street food in Hungary and I guess it’s closest cousin would be the pizza.

The brand new Langos Truck changes up locations, but seems to hit under-served areas like Sunnyside, Queens and Borough Park, Brooklyn. They do make appearances in the usual business district locations and I finally found them in the Financial District. And that’s where I had my first (but not last) langos experience.

Traditional Langos at LANGOS TRUCK

Langos is a mound of fried dough (often with potato and milk in the dough) and then covered with different toppings. I opted for the traditional langos, which is a generous helping of garlic, sharp white cheese, and lots of sour cream.

There was a nice play of crispness and soft doughy towards the center. Somehow, this mass was also completely greaseless. The dough resembled the shape of a pizza, but it tasted slightly sweet like fried dough from a street fair. The impressive toppings gave it a sour, tangy quality that was irresistible and completely savory.

I turn to street vendors to introduce me to classic international dishes, but it’s rare that a truck fully comes through. Langos Truck is a wonderful addition to the world of international street vendors in this city.

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Brian Hoffman is a classically trained actor who is now a full-time tour guide, blogger, and food obsessive. He leads food and drink tours around New York City, which not only introduce tour-goers to delicious food, but gives them a historical context. He also writes food articles for Gothamist and Midtown Lunch in addition to overseeing this blog and a few food video series, including Eat This, Locals Know, and Around the World in One City.

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