Eggs Travaganza Cart’s Grilled Cheese with Chorizo and Bacon FTW!

Eggstravaganza Cart

Grilled cheese with tomato holds a nostalgic place in my lunchtime heart–it was my tried and true high school cafeteria lunch option and the only good thing that our cafeteria made with the exception of fried dough pizza (yes, in my school district fried dough pizza somehow got the pass as a “nutritious meal”). When I first read about the Eggs Travaganza Cart’s new lunch time offerings, my attention went straight to the Grilled Cheese with Chorizo, Tomato and Bacon. Hello, lunch!

Grilled Cheese with Chorizo and Bacon from the Eggstravaganza Cart

The Grilled Cheese with Chorizo, Tomato and Bacon at the Eggs Travaganza Cart goes for $5 –which at first blush might seem a bit expensive for a grilled cheese from a cart, but this sandwich might be more aptly named a “grilled chorizo and bacon sandwich with cheese and tomato” on account of the generous meaty filling and the price tag includes chips. A similar sandwich with bacon OR tomato and minus chorizo and chips goes for $4.50 at my local generic deli, Variety Cafe.

Grilled Cheese with Chorizo and Bacon from the Eggstravaganza Cart

The sandwich came on a multi-grain bread that flavorwise kind of reminded me of challah with it’s hint of a light sweetness–an inspired sandwich base for those of us who like sweet and salty combos. Chorizo plus bacon plus melty cheese equals lunch bliss in my book. The only thing that would have made me happier would be the addition of a pickle on the side. This is definitely a grilled cheese that I will make a return trip for.

Given that most carts have grills, I’ve always been surprised that more of them don’t offer grilled cheese as an option. It’s easy to make, people like it, and it seems like it could be a high margin sort of product–especially for a cart like say Frites N Meats that carries plenty of fancy cheeses and buns and extras and doesn’t offer vegetarian options. Now that Eggs Travaganza has fulfilled my grilled cheese from a cart fantasy, I’m now on the hunt for a cart that serves onion rings. Along those lines, luncher Apikoros18 has a great recently revived thread going in the forums called: I wish they served it from a Cart in Midtown.

Eggs Travaganza Cart, NE Corner of 52nd and Park

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  • That doesnt seem expensive, AT ALL! $%hit, that looks delicious.

  • Sounds great. In the days when I used to follow the Grateful Dead, you could buy a grilled cheese from a hippie for a dollar. Now that was a deal!

  • there is not a doubt in my mind that i will be eating this at some point this week.

  • Wow. ML is on fire today. One great find after the next!

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    Some carts might steer away from cheese sandwich because melty cheese can get messy on the grill. Or maybe some patrons might be lactose-intolerant. Btw, what type of cheese do they use? Kudo for using multigrain bread. At least it’s ‘somewhat’ healthy, right? “)

  • Cool. I wasn’t sure what to eat today after meeting. Not feeling the long line potential and running out by the time I get there for Schnitz, so this could it if they don’t leave when I go.

  • I love that cart. Great food!

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    Also it ends up taking quite a long time to make a grilled cheese sandwich, for the heat to get to the cheese and melt it, at least a deli’s on their flat tops.

    But speaking of frites and meats and a grilled cheese, surprisingly 5 guys makes a really good grilled cheese and cheap, defiantly worth checking out..

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    Oops, accidentally left a comment in the wrong eggstravaganza thread:

    Wanted to try the schnitzel down today, but by the time I could leave the office the line would have been too long. I went to eggstravaganza and lucky for me, Frites and Meats was nearby so there was absolutely no line for the bacon chorizo grilled cheese sandwich.

    I’m not a grilled cheese fanatic, but this thing is pretty darned good. I can’t believe I’m saying this about a sandwich with bacon cheese and chorizo, but it’s surprisingly “well balanced.” Nothing was really overpowering: there’s just a hint of tomato (which is how I like it), the bacon and chorizo are as you would expect, and there’s just the right amount of cheese. It was a 10 minute commute back to my desk so the bread was soggy by the time I ate it, but adding some potato chips in the sandwich made it more texturally interesting. Portion-wise, it’s not that big of a sandwich, but I was satisfied.

    Is that too much analysis for a sandwich from a cart? Maybe. But for 5 dollars, it rivaled the yumminess of the grilled cheese at Bar Artisinal. Totally different sandwiches, but both very yummy in their own right.

  • A decent sandwich that could be prepared at home for about 97 cents, including the chips.

    Carrion, please.

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