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Pop-Up Restaurant in Times Square Looks Delicious

Food Lovers, Travel News — By christinegarvin on January 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm

As it grows in popularity, the ‘gourmet food truck’ continues to evolve.

At least that’s what we think is going on with NYC’s new Snackbox restaurant. It’s street food without the truck. Instead of motoring from one spot to another on wheels, Snack Box is made out of an old shipping container.

But similar to its food truck sister, Snackbox creates its own cooking energy via electric batteries and a generator. They also have fresh water supply tanks embedded in the floor of their kitchen.

At the end of the work day, the restaurant easily converts back into an innocuous container which only stands out due to its pretty black stripes.

Image: Cesar Nicolescu/Flickr

The real question is, how is the food? Described as “American street food” it’s good for those who like hot dogs and donuts. Apparently the donuts come from the Doughnut Plant, which means they’re probably delicious. And the dogs are all beef, which we’ll take to mean they aren’t made up of fillers.

But if you’re veggie or trying to eat anywhere near healthy, this food stop may not be the quick lunch you were hoping for. If that applies to you, might want to head over to Rocco DiSpirito’s Now Eat This! food truck on Hudson & Clarkson for a significantly lighter meal.

Nonetheless, we certainly appreciate Snackbox’s relaxed approach to good food. And we can’t think of anything better that could be done with a shipping container.

Tags: food trucks, NYC, pop-up restaurants, Snackbox, Street Food

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