Pepsi partners with radio host Angie Martinez to support NYC food trucks
Food trucks will be giving out complimentary meals this weekend in parts of the borough.
Manzanita Sol, an apple drink from Pepsi, is making its debut in New York City and is supporting local food trucks along the way.
Angie Martinez, of Heart Radio New York’s 105. 1, partnered with the soda company to help local food trucks.
“They were out there across the street from the hospital serving essential workers and just in it,” Martinez says.
Manzanita Sol partners with Black- and Hispanic-owned food trucks to cover the free meals.
“It is such a personal interaction, right?,” Martinez says. “Because they are right there, they are cooking it for you, you are looking at them, you are interactive with them.”
Some of the food trucks giving out free food are in the South Bronx and Flatbush.
Below are the locations of the food trucks:
- Lechonera La Piraña, 766 E 152nd St (corner of Wales Ave. and 152nd Ave.), South Bronx (1-7 pm ET)
- Headed by the infamous machete-wielding “La Piraña” who is known for his classic Puerto Rican pork dishes.
- El Punto Final, 559 W 185th St, Washington Heights (3-9 pm ET)
- Family owned and run, El Punto Final focuses on delivering a taste of home to the Dominican community
- Nio’s Trinidad Roti, Newkirk Ave. and Nostrand Ave., Flatbush (12-7 pm ET, Saturday only)
- Run by a mother and daughter duo that serve up Trinidadian and other Caribbean specialties, curries, and roti in Brooklyn.
- Island Spice Grill, 492 Malcolm X Blvd, Harlem (12:30-6 pm ET)
- Jamaican and other Caribbean food created by a couple who channeled their efforts to keep essential workers fed during the pandemic.