We all know that the street food scene is a little weak here, especially when you compare it to the other side of the Schuylkill River in University City. I've always kind of wondered why this was. I guess maybe the preexisting stigma of getting food from a truck has a part in it and also the availability of street space is probably a hindrance. But thanks to the ever increasing acceptance of restaurant quality food coming from a truck and open spaces like Love Park we're seeing the renaissance of food trucks finally coming to age in Philly.
Being the hippie that I am, this mission statement gets a definite plus in my book.
El Menu. Notice the Friday special, I assume this will change from week to week.
1) Bocadillo - $8
First up the Friday special. Malta braised pulled beef, chipolte peach aioli, chayote apple slaw, queso de papa. The pulled beef was tender but a bit on the under seasoned side. The queso de papa and aoili saved this sandwich from being too boring. [7/10]
2) Skirt Steak Collard Wrap - $8
Tomato chimichurri, chayote apple slaw, queso fresco. The same braised beef from the sandwich before but unfortunately there was nothing to give it that kick it needed as the queso de papa and aoili did in the Bocadillo. The leaf wrap itself though is pretty awesome so even though I was a little disappointed in the flavoring the concept was nice. [7/10]
3) Choripan - $7
Chorizo, sugarcane stewed onions, queso de papa, banana ketchup/pineapple culantro grain mustard. Now this is a real gourmet hotdog. I thought it worked well as I'm a huge fan of chorizo and equally a huge fan of hotdogs. I would've liked it more had the sausage had more bite and snap to it. Nevertheless I would definitely order this again. [7.5/10]
The hummus was very good. Plantain chips were an interesting choice for dipping instrument, unfortunately one I didn't really care for. I would've preferred something more neutral to enjoy my hummus with. [7/10]
Wish I got more juice here because with the size of the cup combined with the amount of ice included I drank this non alcoholic mojito in 4-5 sips. The flavor was distinctively cucumber with just enough sweetness to make it interesting. It was good but next time I'm bringing a flask of rum. [6/10]
At the time of this review they will be serving in Love Park on Wednesdays and Fridays only.