Morris Truck Really Knows How To Crisp A Grilled Cheese
I thought this city had reached a threshold for the number of grilled cheese trucks it could support, but I was wrong. Morris Grilled Cheese truck’s been on the streets for a while, but only recently became familiar to Downtown Lunch’ers by making weekly stops in the Financial District on Mondays and the World Financial Center food truck lot Fridays. (The truck happens to be at the Lent Space lot today). They have some interesting concoctions involving cheese, meat and fancy things like ramp butter along with housemade sodas and cold brew coffee. This is probably the most hipster of the grilled cheese trucks.
Although I was tempted by the sandwich featuring, gouda, bacon and ramp butter, I instead ordered a pastrami ($9) that has blue cheese, something called port butter and pickled red onion between two slices of fancy bread.
My first impression was that this thing was larger than other grilled cheeses from trucks that I’ve tried, although the price is also slightly higher. This thing looked amazing when I pulled it from its paper sleeve and the bread that had been thoroughly coated in butter was perfectly crisped, browned and salty. I would eat many things put between these two pieces of buttery bread, but the salty, slightly funky cheese was nicely offset by the pickled onion and the thinly-sliced pastrami. The meat wasn’t exactly the version you’d find at a place like Katz’s, but it got the job done. The only complaint was that the meat was mostly on one side of the sandwich, which didn’t really matter since the cheese was plentiful.
If you like grilled cheese sandwiches, you’re probably going to like whatever you get from the Morris Truck. While I used to get angry at paying $9 for a fancy grilled cheese from a truck, now I’m numb to these things and think of them as a once in awhile indulgence.
They’ve been parking in the Financial District on Mondays and at the WFC food truck lot on Fridays, if you need your fix of cheese and carbs.