Food Truck Food: Jan 3-6, 2012 – Now Eat This!, Big D’s Grub Truck, Sweetery, and Bongo Brothers

Food Truck Food from Jan 3-6, 2012

Food Truck Food from Jan 3-6, 2012

This week contained all sorts of delicious foodstuffs, and one truck got me as a customer for the first time.

If you’re wondering, I had off on Monday, January 2, 2012. So, no food truck review for that day.

On Tuesday, January 3, I returned to Rocco DiSpirito’s Now Eat This! Truck. Follow them @NowEatThisTruck.

I got the General Tso’s Chicken with Broccoli. For $7, you get a very nice portion (which includes noodles) that is also only 325 calories, 6 grams of fat, low carb, and sugar free – and it’s delicious and delightfully spicy. I was quite pleased.

General Tso's Chicken from Now Eat This! - New York, NY - Jan 3, 2012

General Tso's Chicken from Now Eat This! - New York, NY - Jan 3, 2012

General Tso's Chicken from Now Eat This! - New York, NY - Jan 3, 2012

General Tso's Chicken from Now Eat This! - New York, NY - Jan 3, 2012

General Tso's Chicken from Now Eat This! - New York, NY - Jan 3, 2012

General Tso's Chicken from Now Eat This! - New York, NY - Jan 3, 2012

On Wednesday, January 4, I made my second visit to Big D’s Grub Truck. Follow them @bigdsgrub. This time I got the spicy chicken grinder, which the menu lists as tender chicken mixed with spicy Siracha mayo, served with shredded sweet and tangy daikon salad, cucumber and cilantro. It was $7 and quite nice. I can see why it’s listed as “Big D’s favorite.” I also got a side of tasty fried yuca for $3. Yuca is a bit like potato, but not really. You should try it (and this truck)!

Spicy Chicken Sandwich and Fried Yuca from Big D's Grub Truck - New York, NY - Jan 4, 2012

Spicy Chicken Sandwich and Fried Yuca from Big D's Grub Truck - New York, NY - Jan 4, 2012

Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Big D's Grub Truck - New York, NY - Jan 4, 2012

Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Big D's Grub Truck - New York, NY - Jan 4, 2012

Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Big D's Grub Truck - New York, NY - Jan 4, 2012

Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Big D's Grub Truck - New York, NY - Jan 4, 2012

Fried Yuca from Big D's Grub Truck - New York, NY - Jan 4, 2012

Fried Yuca from Big D's Grub Truck - New York, NY - Jan 4, 2012

On Thursday, January 5, I made my return to Sweetery. Follow them @SweeteryNYC. Now my last review of them was not entirely favorable. But they have achieved redemption. I got the salmon and dill quiche ($6) and a chocolate chip cookie ($1.50). I have a saying: “Life is better with smoked salmon in it.” While this wasn’t smoked salmon (you wouldn’t make a quiche with smoked salmon anyway, well maybe, who knows, it could be good), it definitely hit the spot, and I could easily have eaten another couple of the cookie, but I do have my weight and wallet to think about. Speaking of my wallet, I’m still not entirely sold on the idea of paying $1.50 for a single cookie, but this was a very good cookie.

Salmon Dill Quiche and Chocolate Chip Cookie from Sweetery - New York, NY - Jan 5, 2012

Salmon Dill Quiche and Chocolate Chip Cookie from Sweetery - New York, NY - Jan 5, 2012

Salmon Dill Quiche from Sweetery - New York, NY - Jan 5, 2012

Salmon Dill Quiche from Sweetery - New York, NY - Jan 5, 2012

Salmon Dill Quiche and Chocolate Chip Cookie from Sweetery - New York, NY - Jan 5, 2012

Salmon Dill Quiche and Chocolate Chip Cookie from Sweetery - New York, NY - Jan 5, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie from Sweetery - New York, NY - Jan 5, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie from Sweetery - New York, NY - Jan 5, 2012

On Friday, January 5, I finally got to try Bongo Brothers. They do Cuban food. Follow them @bongobros. I had heard great things about this truck and it lived up to them!

Bongo Brothers Cuban Food Truck - New York, NY - Jan 6, 2012

Bongo Brothers Cuban Food Truck - New York, NY - Jan 6, 2012

Menu at Bongo Brothers Cuban Food Truck - New York, NY - Jan 6, 2012

Menu at Bongo Brothers Cuban Food Truck - New York, NY - Jan 6, 2012

While people waited for their food, delightful free churro samples were given out.

Bongo Brothers Cuban Food Truck - New York, NY - Jan 6, 2012

Bongo Brothers Cuban Food Truck - New York, NY - Jan 6, 2012

Bongo Brothers Cuban Food Truck - New York, NY - Jan 6, 2012

Bongo Brothers Cuban Food Truck - New York, NY - Jan 6, 2012

I got the Cubano, listed on the menu as smoked ham, mojo marinated roasted port, Swiss cheese, mustard, and homemade pickles. For $7, you get a very nice sized and extremely tasty sandwich. The last Cuban sandwich I had was a bit dry, but this was just right. I would add this truck to your to-do list! I’ve heard the chicken sandwich is also great. So, I look forward to trying it.

Cubano from Bongo Brothers Cuban Food Truck - New York, NY - Jan 6, 2012

Cubano from Bongo Brothers Cuban Food Truck - New York, NY - Jan 6, 2012

Cubano from Bongo Brothers Cuban Food Truck - New York, NY - Jan 6, 2012

Cubano from Bongo Brothers Cuban Food Truck - New York, NY - Jan 6, 2012

Cubano from Bongo Brothers Cuban Food Truck - New York, NY - Jan 6, 2012

Cubano from Bongo Brothers Cuban Food Truck - New York, NY - Jan 6, 2012

Bon Apetit!

- Evan Bindelglass
(Photos taken with iPhone 4)

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