Police officers have been asking vendors like the Treats Truck and Rickshaw Dumplings to move out of their longtime spots on West 45th Street near Avenue of the Americas.
Diane Weber, the president of the New York City Food Truck Association says police are beginning to enforce a recent court ruling that restricts sales out of a vehicle at a metered space.
Few, if any, of the trucks have been ticketed or towed. Ones that have tried to return have been shooed away again.
Regular customers are unhappy at the absence of the trucks.
"When I walked out of the office and the Treats Truck wasn't there, I got angry," tax accountant Mitchell Donk told the New York Times. "This is part of my lunch tradition."