New York

Labor Day Fun in Red Hook with Snap

For delicious, organic food in Brooklyn, nothing beats the Snap food truck. This unique experience, run by the husband and wife team Zeph and Liz Courtney, is coming to a street near you. Their story is a typical one, but their execution is purely unique. Growing up in Chicago, Liz loved her Chicago-style hot dogs. When she moved to New York, she pined away for these dogs, and decided to start to reproduce her own. And Snap was born.

While serving the best Chicago-style hot dogs around, they also have hamburgers made from locally-made ingredients and grass-fed, NY-state beef; they offer artisanal pickles from Rick’s Picks and regional cheddar. And their truck runs on bio-diesel that is made from recycled cooking oil! You read that correctly — when they finish making Belgian and avocado fries in their deep fryer, the organic peanut oil fills the truck’s gas tank and fuels their trips.

Obviously, Snap is incredibly environmentally conscious and they are committed to creating delicious food that is locally grown and environmentally thoughtful. Now, they are using Labor Day to debut their Red Hook Food Truck Lot that will be at 100 Sullivan Street at Van Brunt Street. They’ll be there today from noon until 6 pm with great music and even better food, while a few vendors will be selling their wares.

As Snap explains on its Facebook page,

“To celebrate our new Red Hook food truck lot which opens for dinner on Sept 10th, Snap is throwing a big Labor Day backyard BBQ on Monday Sept 3 with our delicious friends La Newyorkina, our stylish friends Out of My Mind Vintage and our crafty friends Fiber Dance Weaving.”

Enjoy Red Hook, Snap and some excellent food today and treat yourself to some enjoyment for Labor Day.


James Allenby is the editor of Gowanus Lounge, bringing to his position a vast background on New York, and especially Brooklyn history, culture and lifestyle. Born and bred in the heart of "the County of Kings" James Allenby knows what it means to be a Brooklynite, and imparts this meaning at all times to his readers. Contact James at info(at)