Everyone has their own take on food cart dining. For some it is ethically mandatory to visit a different one each time; to stretch your culinary wings. For others, they’ve found what they like and will never stray. I fall somewhere in-between. I’d like to be more daring but when you are surrounded by cuisines from every corner of the world and menus written in foreign languages, well, it can be intimidating. I often let the size of the line make up my mind- a long lien means it’s good and I’ll try it.
There are pods of food carts across the city. This week I went to the one of the largest, the group on Alder and 10th Street. This is where I used to go with my colleagues when I worked downtown as it’s so convenient and anything you get there is going to be better than the fast food alternatives.
OK, so pork is really popular but can you blame us?
Seriously, is there anything on this menu that doesn't look crazy good? Chicken AND bacon? Meatloaf? I'm hungry again.
As if the soup isn’t enough they make a BLT that is even better than my mother’s which is saying a lot (thankfully, she doesn’t read my blog so I won’t be disinherited). Crunchy fresh toasted bread, local apple wood smoked bacon, and fresh local tomatoes. No, it’s not adventurous but it is simply delicious and sometimes that is exactly what you need.
Round One is complete but I’ll report back in the weeks to come from different areas.