First Look at the Eddie’s Pizza Truck $10 Lunch Special
The first day for any anticipated food truck is going to be hard, and the first Midtown lunch for Eddie’s Pizza Truck was no exception. Waits upwards of a hour, a few ordering mishaps, and people ordering numerous large pies for their offices made it even tougher. But I went, regardless, to get my $10 lunch special deal: a 10″ bar pie with one topping plus a side and a drink. After all, opening night is one thing. Serving the masses in Midtown during lunch is quite another.
I decided to go with a mushroom pie. Mushrooms on pizza walk a fine line with me-if they’re sauteed, I love them, if they’re from a can, I can do without. Eddie’s were completely acceptable in my book. They are also on the generous side of toppings, which earns you a plus in my book.
The pie itself is about as thin as you can make it without sacrificing significant strength. The cheese is also pretty good: salty, not low-grade rubbery, but not thick slices of buffalo mozzarella (granted it is from a truck.) I’m still finding their sauce a tad on the sweet side, but not enough that I truly mind. All of my slices held up under the weight of cheese, sauce, and mushrooms, another plus.
For my side, I went with the unusual Sweet Potato Gnocchi. It’s gnocchi off a truck, and sweet potato at that! I couldn’t resist. You need to eat these babies hot. Once they cool down, they’re not pillows of sweet potato dough, but chewy fluffballs. Eat them hot, they are good.
This is definitely one of those lunch specials where the normal feeding variety of the species say, “More than enough food.” I was satiated until happy hour time, any more and we would have entered the food baby stage. I believe the Midtown Lunch feeding variety will need a bit more out of this lunch, in which case I recommend going for the out of ML price range $10.50 Eddie’s Special pie that comes with sausage, meatballs, pepperoni, peppers, mushrooms, and onions. That should make you happy.
As always, you want to give a new spot the benefit of the doubt- as well as time to get used to the hungry savages (which include me)- before getting your panties in a twist over wait times, etc. Eddie’s will be trying to spend Mondays on 40th & 6th, but in case that doesn’t work out be sure to check their location on Twitter @EddiesPizzaNY, or you can check the ML Twitter Tracker. View the complete menu here>>