Food Cart Craze Goes Organic: “Good To Go Organics” Adds Healthy, Fun Foods to Central Park

Who says summer fun with hot dogs and chips can’t be healthy…or even organic? Just inside Central Park from my five blocks, you will find two Good To Go Organics carts. One is closer to the eastside on East drive near 61st/fifth ave entrance and the other is further west right near Center Drive, around 60th st. Wolman rink is in between the two.

I stopped by the one closer to Center Drive and learned a lot about it from one of the very enthusiastic and knowledgeable partners in the business. (see photo to the left)

Good to Go Organics offers an organic menu of Hot Dogs, Sausage and Vegetarian dogs, Snacks, Sweets, Fruit, and cold and hot drinks. All hot dogs and sausages are from APPLEGATE, known for its organic foods (eg. APPLEGATE brand sells products in Whole Foods). The Vegetarian options include a Jumbo Veggie Soy Dog with only 80 calories and 15 grams of protein, as well as an Italian Style Veggie Soy Sausage with 140 calories and 13 grams of protein. Toppings include Organic Local Sauerkraut, Onions, Sweet radish. I tried the Spinach and Feta Sausage on a multigrain bun pictured below. I’m not a big hot dog fan personally, but this was delicious.

Organic Spinach and Feta sausage on Ozery MultiGrain One Bun topped with Spicy Brown Mustard

Good to Go Organics also makes its own All-natural Veggie Chili and All-natural Grass-fed Beef Chili. Instead of traditional potato chips, select from Pop Chips, Pirate’s Booty, and other healthy chip alternatives. My favorite are the multigrain chips from Food Should Taste Good. And lastly, prices are reasonable. See the full menu below (note that the menu on the cart lists calories, prices and in some cases protein grams too).

MENU
HOTDOGS (All hotdogs from Applegate)
Organic Beef Hot Dog (7g protein, 110 cals)
Organic Turkey Hot Dog (7g protein, 60 cals)

SAUSAGES (All sausages from Applegate)
Organic Spinach and Feta (13g protein, 120 cals)
Organic Chicken and Apple (14g protein, 140 cals)
Organic Andouille (13g protein, 140 cals)

VEGETARIAN
Smart Dogs® Jumbo (15g protein, 80 cals)
Smart Sausages® Italian Style (13g protein, 140 cals)

Organic Local Sauerkraut (from Hawthorne Valley Farm, Hudson Valley)
Organic Onions, Diced – Grilled or Raw
Organic Sweet Relish
All-natural Veggie Chili
All-natural Grass-fed Beef Chili (from Kinderhook Farm, Hudson Valley)

Whole Wheat Flat Bread – Ozery MultiGrain OneBun (130 cals)
Traditional roll – Martin’s Potato Roll (130 cals)

NO 1 THE NEW YORKER – Beef hotdog on traditional bun with sauerkraut,  onions, and spicy brown mustard
NO 2 CHILI DOG – Beef hotdog on whole wheat flat bread with all-naturalgrass-fed beef chili
NO 3 HERBIVORE – Veggie soy dog on whole wheat flat bread with all-naturalveggie chili
NO 4 OLD STYLE – Spinach and feta sausage on whole wheat flat bread  with sauerkraut, onions, and spicy brown mustard
NO 5 SAUSAGE SLAM – Any sausage, snack, and drink
NO 6 DOUBLE DOG DEAL – Any two hotdogs, snack, and drink

Popchips
Annie’s Homegrown
Pirate’s Booty
Late July Organic Snacks
Smart Puffs
Food Should Taste Good

Organic Bananas
Local Hudson Valley Apples
Kopali Organic Dried Fruit

Honest Tea® and Honest Ade®
Organic Valley 1% Milk – Regular and Chocolate
Honest Kids® Juice Pouch
Iced Organic Coffee
Bottled Water

Organic Coffee
Tazo Teas

Check out the website goodtogoorganics.com for more information, including other locations.

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