Usually you can't even get a cup of coffee inside Balthazar for $5, but the restaurant set up grills outside on Spring Street to cook for the neighborhood, selling sandwiches at a steep discount.
Mathieu Mixing Dough
The show goes on at power-less Motorino, even when that means mixing dough by hand.
The Dutch and Andrew Carmellini gave away soup and salad to Soho-ers on Thursday.
The taco operation, which has been running out of the New Amsterdam Market on Sundays, headed down to the South Street Seaport to give away free tacos. (They've since done a fundraiser on their website to raise funds that will let them go out again.)
On Wednesday night, the Milk Truck headed down to Centre Street to serve the cops at the 1st precinct, "feeding the cops working around the clock," said owner Keith Klein.
"I have to give a special shout out to my crew who have been working massive hours and putting things together for us—especially our managers Elizabeth Hunt and Thaddeus Stephens. I couldn't be more proud of everybody here."
And On Friday
On Friday, the Milk Truck paired up with the NYC Food Truck Association and JetBlue (and a number of other trucks) heading to hard-hit areas and feed folks there. Here they are in Chelsea.
And here's Coolhaus at Washington Square. "It's awesome that we are off the grid and can feed people," Natasha Case told us. "Feels good to do what we can!"
Wafels & Dinges
Headed out to Broad Channel in the Rockaways, one of the hardest-hit areas.
Eddie's Pizza Truck and the Cupcake Crew, also out on the streets.
On East 9th Street, Exchange Alley served jambalaya, cauliflower soup, and grilled pork belly for free. "It kept me full for at least a day," says eater Stephanie Assuras.