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Taste the world: Food trucks arrive in San Francisco and NYC

By The Hub team, July 26, 2017

Sampling foods from around the world is easier than you think. From July 24 to August 13, we'll be sharing some of our favorite sweet treats from a few of the daily nonstop destinations we serve. Popping up all over the San Francisco and New York City areas, United food trucks will feature desserts from Munich, Japan, Latin America and Tel Aviv, and will be sure to satisfy every taste bud.

In San Francisco, German-themed trucks will hand out traditional almond horseshoes and apple crumb cake to celebrate our Munich route. While Munich is typically known for Oktoberfest and an abundance of biergartens, the city also boasts beautiful architecture, wonderful museums and a unique history. While there, view a wide expanse of must-see artwork at the trio of Pinakothek museums, which house pieces from the 14th century to now. Last but not least, your itinerary wouldn't be complete without a beer hall — make sure to stop by Hofbräuhaus for the ultimate experience.

Tel Aviv-inspired rugelach and black-and-white cookies

To celebrate our routes departing from New York City, food trucks will hand out a dessert from a new destination each week. The first week (July 24 – July 30) will feature a Tel Aviv-inspired rugelach and black-and-white cookies. Tel Aviv is a great place to get the perfect mixture of a sunny beach destination and a city rich with history. A few notable spots are Gordon-Frishman Beach, the ancient city of Jaffa, Old Tel Aviv Port, and the open-air Carmel Market.

The second week (July 31 – August 6) will serve up dulce de leche and coconut cream/pineapple doughnuts from Latin America. With non-stop service to Brazil and Argentina, Latin America is full of adventure. In Brazil, wander the Atlantic rainforest Parque Nacional da Tijuca, summit Pão de Açúcar and soak up the sun on Copacabana or Ipanema beaches. In Argentina, explore the Palermo or La Boca neighborhoods and enjoy the National Museum of Fine Arts.

The third week (August 7 – August 13) will feature the Japanese sweet treats of "sakura" cherry doughnuts and "yuzu" lemon zest doughnuts. Offering a completely different cultural experience, Tokyo is a city longing to be explored. Some notable places to see are the ancient Buddhist temple Sensō-ji, the Meiji-jingū Shintō shrine and Shibuya Crossing — one of the busiest intersections in the world. Of course, a trip to Japan isn't complete without enjoying sushi for a meal.

Be sure to check out the food trucks at varying locations across San Francisco from 10am to 4:30pm during the week and on the weekends from 11am to 5pm, and in New York City from 11am to 3pm. Planning a vacation to one of these destinations? Visit united.com or use the United app to plan your next adventure.

Food Truck in San Francisco.

New York food truck schedule (*locations subject to change*)

Wednesday, July 26 | 47th Street between 5th and 6th Ave

Thursday, July 27 | East side of 7th Ave between 34th and 35th Streets

Friday, July 28 | South lane west side of Park Ave between 47th and 48th St

Saturday, July 29 | Southwest corner of Broadway and 80th St.

Sunday, July 30 | East Side of Broadway between W Houston and Prince

Monday, July 31 | West side of 6th Ave between 52nd and 53rd streets

Tuesday, August 1 | East side of Lexington Ave btwn 52nd and 51st

Wednesday, August 2 | West side of Madison Avenue between 59th & 60th

Thursday, August 3 | West side of 6th Avenue at 42nd St.

Friday, August 4 | North Lane (East Side) of Park Ave 52nd and 53rd streets

Saturday, August 5 | Union Square West between 17th and 16th

Sunday, August 6 | West Side (south lane) Broadway btwn 67th & 66th

Monday, August 7 | South Lane west side of Park Ave South btw 34th & 33rd St

Tuesday, August 8 | Broad Street at Beaver Street

Wednesday, August 9 | East side of Lexington Ave between 59th and 58th

Thursday, August 10 | West Side Broadway between 37th and 36th

Friday, August 11 | East Side of Lexington between 45th and 44th streets

Saturday, August 12 | 14th Street between 3rd Ave and Irving Place

Sunday, August 13 | 86th Street between Lexington and 3rd

People lining up at the United Food Truck in NYC.

San Francisco food trucks schedule (*locations subject to change*)

Wednesday, July 26 | Design Center at 470 Brannan

Thursday, July 27 | South of Market, 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North

Friday, July 28 | South of Market, 428 11th St

Saturday, July 29 | 1 Stoneridge Mall Rd, Pleasanton, CA

Sunday, July 30 | 2774 Livermore Outlets Drive, Livermore, CA

Monday, July 31 | South of Market, 470 Brannan

Tuesday, August 1 | Financial District, 768 Sansome

Wednesday, August | 2 Financial District, 768 Sansome

Thursday, August 3 | South of Market, 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North

Friday, August 4 | South of Market, 428 11th St

Saturday, August 5 | 1 Stoneridge Mall Rd, Pleasanton, CA

Sunday, August 6 | South of Market, 470 Brannan

Monday, August 7 | Design Center, 100 Henry Adams

Tuesday, August 8 | South of Market, 428 11th St

Wednesday, August 9 | Financial District, 768 Sansome

Thursday, August 10 | South of Market, 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North

Friday, August 11 | Financial District, Embarcadero Center

Saturday, August 12 | 2774 Livermore Outlets Drive, Livermore, CA

Sunday, August 13 | Stoneridge Mall Rd, Pleasanton, CA

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