- Thursday, May 24, 2012 3 Comments
The first of the three food trucks I visited was BS Sandwich Press
The day I went out there it was at 21st and Rock near Bradley Fair. A buddy of mine texted me to check it out with him so three of us went on a windy Thursday afternoon. The moment we get there the parking lot was pretty empty outside. It was right around noon. There was no line at the food truck so we walked right up and placed our order. All of BS Sandwich Press’ main items were Panini’s. Not sure if I’ve ever had a Panini before so it was already an adventure in itself.
Didn’t take long to make our order and we grabbed our food and walked back to our car to eat. The “ambience” wasn’t ideal since it was windy albeit sunny. The owners did give us a sample of their homemade fries and chips which were very delicious. Probably a little unhealthy but really, what fries and chips aren’t? The Panini itself was fantastic. I loved the flavor and the zesty ranch sauce. I wouldn’t classify it as spicy but my taste buds can handle some good heat. Personally I liked it and would try it again.
Another friend of mine enjoyed it Panini. He wouldn’t classify it as great and didn’t think it was worth the price of $6 but as I said earlier, you can’t go to these food trucks and expect $5 foot longs or dollar value meals.
I was told they were the first of the sandwich food trucks to hit the scene. According to Facebook, they are definitely the most popular. I was excited to try these guys out as the word of mouth I received was generally positive.
|A tostone.... Seriously?|
|The Fish Taco|
|The best sandwich of the group|
And the final food truck I went to was MMM Sandwiches
The day I went was a very nice Wednesday afternoon when they were parked over at Goodwill at 37th and Oliver. I decided to show up as early as possible given my Flying Stove experience. Of course with me showing up early, there was no line. I was the only customer at the time so I had it all to myself and ensured myself a chance to get in and out in less than two hours.
Via a suggestion from Twitter, I went with the Cuban sandwich (smoked pork loin, black forest ham, Swiss, pickles, and jalapeno-pineapple Dijon on ciabatta). The guy taking my order was very nice; I got good vibes from him and chatted it up while I waited. Not too long after I received my Cuban and headed back to my car.
First bite into my flatbread sandwich and I knew it would be good. The jalapeno-pineapple Dijon spread really made the sandwich. I almost wish there was more of it in the sandwich. The pickles added a nice little taste to it and the smoked pork loin was tasty as ever. Very good sandwich. I was very pleased with the whole experience and it restored my faith in food trucks again.
Overall I went to three different food trucks, four different times in a matter of four weeks. I was happy with three of the experiences; the one I didn’t like was almost a killer for me but may have been a killer for others.
As for the food, I’d recommend each of these food trucks to anybody. Be aware of the prices you’ll pay if you don’t like to splurge for lunch. The menus are always available on their respective Facebook sites so you know what you can order and what you’ll pay.
DO NOT waste your time waiting a long time in line. For as good as the food is, it’s not worth the wait for the food when you’re standing out there. If the weather is 85 degrees or hotter, I’d just leave.
What was my favorite of the group? It’s hard telling. If I had my second Flying Stove experience as my only once, they would have easily been my favorite. But the first experience really soured me on them. I’d go there again only if it was convenient and close by. MMM Sandwiches and BS Sandwich Press were also very good and from what I saw could use the support. Their sandwiches were fifty times better than the tostone I had at Flying Stove.
Give it a try for yourself and see what you think. I’d love to hear what everybody’s favorite food truck is and see if it compares to what my friends thought.