The latest meal on wheels to stop Chowhound traffic is arancini from Papa Perrone’s truck parked in Midtown. These Sicilian-style rice balls are moist, well seasoned, and lightly fried, promises tbear, who tried the vegetarian version stuffed with spinach and cheese. Served with marinara sauce, they were “baseball sized” and cost just $4.50 with a Coke.
City Kid says rice balls are popular at “modest down-home places in Rome” (where they are called suppli) but are a rarer find on the streets of Manhattan.
Papa Perrone’s [Midtown]
E. 55th Street (between Park and Madison avenues), Manhattan
Board Link: Rice Ball Truck on 55th (Park and Mad)