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Keep An Eye Out For This Airline's Food Trucks In NYC and SF This Summer

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NYC Food & Drink Editor
Updated: 28 July 2017
United Airlines has deployed food trucks in New York and San Francisco, offering free treats to inspire interest in their routes from those cities.

Generally, we wouldn’t encourage you to go out of your way to get your hands on some airline food.

This summer, though, in New York and San Francisco, you should keep your eyes peeled for the United Airlines food trucks, which will be giving out culturally inspired snacks over the next few weeks to promote the carrier’s routes.

In NYC, the treats will change weekly, to bring attention to different new worldwide destinations from that city. This week, says the Chicago Business Journal, we can expect to find rugelach and black & white cookies, representing United’s new nonstop route between EWR and Tel Aviv. Next week, the city will see dulce de leche doughnuts and coconut cream-pineapple doughnuts, promoting the airline’s flights to dozens of South American destinations. And starting August 7, cherry doughnuts and yuzu-lemon zest doughnuts will remind potential travelers of the carrier’s nonstop flights to Tokyo’s HND airport. United isn’t revealing the food trucks’ locations in advance, so you’ll have to keep an eye out on social media.

Meanwhile, in San Francisco, you’ll be able to find almond cookies and apple strudel, celebrating the airline’s brand-new service between SFO and Munich. SF Gate has some intel on the trucks’ approximate locations: “You’ll be able to find the truck in SoMa along Brannan Street, in the Financial District somewhere on Sansome Street, or in Mission Bay on Mission Bay Boulevard North. The airline won’t announce the food truck’s exact location,” they warn, “so you’ll have to be on the lookout in those neighborhoods if you’re looking for a free bite to eat.”

Hi, United? If you’re reading this… We’re in Soho, in NYC, and we really, really like doughnuts. And traveling. Just sayin’.