My co-worker recommended that I try the wood-fired pizza sandwiches from Via Tevere. I didn’t even know that there was such a thing so I was quite curious! I had never investigated this food truck before since I assumed they sold pizza but turns out it’s all wood-fired sandwiches.
They offer four different types of sandwiches and they only accept cash! These “saltimbocca” sandwiches are cooked in a 900 degree woodfire oven and that gives the bread the same qualities as a pizza crust. Read more
Another overdue post from my visit to the Food Cart Fest. I was looking for some carbs so I decided to try Reel Mac and Cheese. I finally figured out why they’re called Reel Mac and Cheese! Because they’re dishes are sort of movie themed!
The Godzilla puts a Japanese spin on mac and cheese with roasted seaweed, Japanese mayo and teriyaki sauce. The mac and cheese was very creamy and I actually didn’t mind the Japanese mayo on top since before ordering it I thought it might be weird but hey it worked out. It was a nice savoury mac and cheese but not really too special to me or it’s not really how I like my mac and cheese.
Disco Cheetah just opened up last year and I finally managed to try them at the Food Cart Fest this month. Their truck is a bright yellow color and easy to spot! I was excited to try Korean-Mexican fusion food.
This was the menu they had on the day I went to the Food Cart Fest. When I visited again a few weeks later (not at the Food Cart Fest), I noticed they had the option of having the burrito as a bowl for $10 and if you want it as a burrito only it was $9 but at the Food Cart Fest the burrito was $10 too. Another menu difference I noticed was that the non-food cart fest menu had a Grilled Cheese Quesadilla option for $10. Read more
For some reason, I am always compelled to order things that restaurants do not specialize in and I know it but I do it anyway. In this case, I decided that instead of grilled cheese, I would order a dessert sandwich. I know that sounds like a terrible idea already but I just wanted to try it!
The plain Hamburger 2.85 truck is now redecorated and has a real name! It’s called WakWak Burger. It’s still in the same spot on Granville and Pender.
I’ve always been curious about Fliptop Filipino Fusion’s food (look at that alliteration!). Their brightly decorated purple graffiti truck is bound to turn heads. They are usually parked next to Whole Food’s on Cambie and 8th on Wednesdays so that was where I was headed for lunch last week! They serve some sandwiches, lumpia (Filipino springroll) and also rice bowls.
Behold this majestic sandwich! I had the Pulled Pork Sandwich with their signature BBQ sauce topped with Achara (a pickle made from grated papaya according to Google), roasted garlic aioli and crispy leeks. This was served on a Pandesal which is a Filipino sweet bun.
The pile of crispy leeks was nicely seasoned and it was akin to eating onion rings but in small strips. Ok that’s the best comparison I could come up with but they really made this sandwich stand out more. The pulled pork is buried at the bottom and the BBQ sauce was sweet with a slight tang to it. I appreciated the fact that there was enough BBQ sauce but the sandwich wasn’t too wet. I decided to eat this as a deconstructed sandwich so I could eat all the crispy leeks first (and not get my hands dirty)! There probably could have been more pulled pork and less crispy leeks so that it would be more balanced.
Their other sandwiches such as the Thrilla in Manila are a bit pricier at $12 but look really good too so maybe I’ll give it a go one day.
Vancouver is turning into a food truck hot spot and Mom’s Grilled Cheese is a pretty popular option. Located by the Art Gallery on the corner of Howe and Robson, you can usually find Mom’s Grilled Cheese and its long line-up 7 days a week. Long line-ups must mean good food right? I was about to find out! I had always secretly wanted to try it out but the timing was never right and they seemed pricey for something so simple. I mean I can make my own grilled cheese sandwiches at home!
Basically you get to choose your bread, your cheese and any add-ons that you want such as sliced red onions or tomatoes and of course there are deluxe add-ons like bacon! =D There are also daily specials but I went on a Friday and they don’t seem to have a Friday special anymore. I got sourdough bread with pepperjack cheese and bacon ($1.50).
Ok I will take this time to admit that my concept of cheese has been limited by Kraft Singles…
Mmm look at all that ooey-gooey cheese on that glorious sandwich! All sandwiches are served in a paper cone with a slice of pickle and Hardbite chips (they were on Dragon’s Den!).
Close up with the bacon! The sourdough bread was well buttered and crispy while the bacon made the sandwich salty. They did not skimp on the cheese at all and it was well melted throughout the sandwich. In fact, I almost felt like I overdosed on cheese after and I was super full afterwards. I don’t think I could really taste the pepper in the pepperjack but what do I know about cheese anyway? These grilled cheese sandwiches are a lot fancier than what I can make at home and they really hit the spot if you’re looking for some gourmet comfort food! I can see why this food truck is so popular! I didn’t take a picture of the chips but they reminded me of Ms. Vickie’s chips but in the original flavour because they had a similar texture.
‘Mom’ Cindy is super friendly and they seem to have a lot of regulars too. You can also ask for a box instead if you plan on eating your sandwich later or even extra pickles. If you’re willing to brave the line-ups for a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich, be sure to visit Mom’s Grilled Cheese!