Food Truck Food: Jan 9-13, 2012 – Schnitzel & Things, Now Eat This!, Real Good Truck, and Bongo Brothers

Lunch - Jan 9-13, 2012

Lunch – Jan 9-13, 2012

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!

On Monday, January 9, 2012, I made my first return visit to Schnitzel and Things. Follow them @schnitznthings. When I last visited, I neglected to take a photo of the truck menu. Here it is.

Menu at Schnitzel & Things - New York, NY - Jan 9, 2012

Menu at Schnitzel & Things – New York, NY – Jan 9, 2012

I got the chicken schnitzel platter. The chicken schnitzel was just as tasty as the veal schnitzel.

Chicken Schnitzel from Schnitzel & Things - New York, NY - Jan 9, 2012

Chicken Schnitzel from Schnitzel & Things – New York, NY – Jan 9, 2012

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.

Chicken Schnitzel from Schnitzel & Things - New York, NY - Jan 9, 2012

Chicken Schnitzel from Schnitzel & Things – New York, NY – Jan 9, 2012

The chickpea salad has their homemade balsamic pesto vinaigrette. I really liked it!

Chickpea Salad from Schnitzel & Things - New York, NY - Jan 9, 2012

Chickpea Salad from Schnitzel & Things – New York, NY – Jan 9, 2012

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).

Austrian Potato Salad from Schnitzel & Things - New York, NY - Jan 9, 2012

Austrian Potato Salad from Schnitzel & Things – New York, NY – Jan 9, 2012

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.

Lamb and Chicken Combination Platter from street cart - New York, NY - Jan 10, 2012

Lamb and Chicken Combination Platter from street cart – New York, NY – Jan 10, 2012

It’s very good and, for $5, a heck of a value.

Lamb and Chicken Combination Platter from street cart - New York, NY - Jan 10, 2012

Lamb and Chicken Combination Platter from street cart – New York, NY – Jan 10, 2012

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.

Chicken Jambalaya with Chorizo from Now Eat This! - New York - Jan 11, 2012

Chicken Jambalaya with Chorizo from Now Eat This! – New York – Jan 11, 2012

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.

Chicken Jambalaya with Chorizo from Now Eat This! - New York - Jan 11, 2012

Chicken Jambalaya with Chorizo from Now Eat This! – New York – Jan 11, 2012

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.

Real Good Truck - New York, NY - Jan 12, 2012

Real Good Truck – New York, NY – Jan 12, 2012

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.

Real Good Truck - New York, NY - Jan 12, 2012

Real Good Truck – New York, NY – Jan 12, 2012

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.

Menu at Real Good Truck - New York, NY - Jan 12, 2012

Menu at Real Good Truck – New York, NY – Jan 12, 2012

Notice the containers of Nutella in there!

Real Good Truck - New York, NY - Jan 12, 2012

Real Good Truck – New York, NY – Jan 12, 2012

I got the BBQ Beefwich.

BBQ Beefwich from Real Good Truck - New York, NY - Jan 12, 2012

BBQ Beefwich from Real Good Truck – New York, NY – Jan 12, 2012

It’s Japanese style soy marinated beef with rice, onions, and peppers on a waffle!

BBQ Beefwich from Real Good Truck - New York, NY - Jan 12, 2012

BBQ Beefwich from Real Good Truck – New York, NY – Jan 12, 2012

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.

BBQ Beefwich from Real Good Truck - New York, NY - Jan 12, 2012

BBQ Beefwich from Real Good Truck – New York, NY – Jan 12, 2012

BBQ Beefwich from Real Good Truck - New York, NY - Jan 12, 2012

BBQ Beefwich from Real Good Truck – New York, NY – Jan 12, 2012

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.

Waffle Fries from Real Good Truck - New York, NY - Jan 12, 2012

Waffle Fries from Real Good Truck – New York, NY – Jan 12, 2012

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.

Chicken Sandwich from Bongo Brothers - New York, NY - Jan 13, 2012

Chicken Sandwich from Bongo Brothers – New York, NY – Jan 13, 2012

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.

Chicken Sandwich from Bongo Brothers - New York, NY - Jan 13, 2012

Chicken Sandwich from Bongo Brothers – New York, NY – Jan 13, 2012

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.

Bon Apetit!

– Evan Bindelglass
(Photos taken with iPhone 4)

To read my other food truck reviews, click HERE.

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One Response to Food Truck Food: Jan 9-13, 2012 – Schnitzel & Things, Now Eat This!, Real Good Truck, and Bongo Brothers

  1. Lori Ann says:

    Thanks for the post! Always great to get a tasty glimpse of NYC cuisine 🙂

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