We got a new truck this week and, for the first time, I will be giving you five days’ worth of food from the streets of SoHo!
Without further ado, let the food porn begin!
I got the chicken schnitzel platter. The chicken schnitzel was just as tasty as the veal schnitzel.
The platters vary in price up to $12, but the value is there as they come with two sides. So far, I haven’t gone nuts for the condiments. So, dip into them before you spread them around. Anyway, back to the sides. This time, I got the chickpea salad and the Austrian potato salad.
The chickpea salad has their homemade balsamic pesto vinaigrette. I really liked it!
The Austrian potato salad is described as follows on the menu: Our take on the classic Austrian potato salad. Yukon gold potatoes dressed with a white wine shallot vinaigrette. It was unlike any potato salad I’d had before. And, to be honest, I only started liking potato salad in the past couple of years. My neighbor Inna makes great potato salad. But I digress. I was quite pleased with the new taste sensation. I would get this side again (as I would, actually, with all four of the sides I’ve had from Schnitzel & Things so far).
On Tuesday, January 10, I was going to get another falafel sandwich from Taim, but the line was too long. (Don’t worry, I will absolutely return to Taim at some point.) I went back to Hudson Street and got a chicken and lamb combination platter from the cart on the northwest corner of Hudson Street and Charlton Street.
It’s very good and, for $5, a heck of a value.
On Wednesday, January 11, I went back to Rocco’s Now Eat This! truck (my third visit). Follow him @NowEatThisTruck. Remember that everything on his truck is 350 calories or less. I got the chicken jambalaya with chorizo.
I don’t think I’d ever had jambalaya before. So, I have nothing to compare it to, but I enjoyed it. There was only a little chorizo though. Still, quite nice. It was $7.
On Thursday, January 12, we got a new truck, and it’s another one with a great name! It’s called the Real Good Truck. Everything, from the sweet to the savory, is on a waffle! Follow them @realgoodtruck.
They told me they just opened on December 2, which happens to be when my radio station began broadcasting from SoHo (or, more specifically, Hudson Square, if you care to call it that). They say they’ll be in SoHo every Thursday.
When you check out their Twitter account, you’ll see their website has a menu, but what is actually available would seem to change day-to-day.
Notice the containers of Nutella in there!
I got the BBQ Beefwich.
It’s Japanese style soy marinated beef with rice, onions, and peppers on a waffle!
It was a very interesting flavor combination. I liked it. I’m really looking forward to, at some point, trying some of their sweet stuff too.
I also got the waffle fries (of course). This is what you get for $4, but they’re quite flavorful. So, you be the judge.
On Friday, January 13, I made made my second trip to Bongo Brothers, the Cuban food truck. Follow them @bongobros.
This time I got the mojo chicken a la plancha (chicken sandwich). My co-worker Dawn had been raving about this chicken sandwich. It is “citrus and garlic marinated grilled chicken breast / baby lettuce / plum tomatoes / onions / choice of Bongo sauce(spicy) or mojo aioli.” I got it with the Bongo sauce.
Wow, was it delicious!!! Absolutely the highlight of the week’s lunch! Wow again I say! So flavorful! The citrus and the garlic meet to form a great combination of light and rich. The sauce is great and the veggies are fresh. And you get a nice amount of sandwich for $7.
What’s on the menu for next week? I don’t know, but I might keep things light on Tuesday and Wednesday, since I do have plans to go out to dinner.
– Evan Bindelglass
(Photos taken with iPhone 4)
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