Munchie Mobile Truck Will Appeal To Your Inner Stoner With Its Sandwich Offerings
There are trucks out there serving crazy sandwiches and burgers – the Feed Your Hole truck instantly comes to mind – but they don’t often come downtown during lunch hours. Munchie Mobile hit the streets a while back but it wasn’t until late last week that I was able to catch up with the truck during a stop at the Lent Space food truck lot at 6th Ave. between Canal & Grand. I’d looked over the menu before getting there and it’s pretty vast with several variations of burgers, grilled cheese, chicken sandwiches, fried items and some other combos thrown between bread that breached the $10 mark without including a side. I mean, if you’re eating a triple decker grilled cheese involving a hamburger patty, jalapeno poppers and fries (that would be the Gangsta’s Paradise for $11) you’re not going to be needing some onion rings on the side.
I know some of you are probably wanting me to say I ordered some monstrosity on the menu so you can live vicariously through me, but since I did have to be conscious at work after lunch I declined the menu’s super crazy offerings. In the name of restraint I got the Elvis sandwich (peanut butter, bacon, banana, honey, $7) which happened to coincide with the 35th anniversary of that singer’s death, and an order of curly fries ($4). While this brought me over the ML budgetary guidelines, I wanted a side that wasn’t fried Oreos although I do hope to go back and try them at a later date.
My Elvis sandwich was a heavy one containing no small amount of peanut butter, probably half of a sliced banana, four strips of bacon and no small amount of oil in the surprisingly decent bread. It had been griddled, causing the peanut butter to seep from holes in the bread with only fruit and meat strips to stop it. This was one sandwich that felt right going down, but not so right an hour or so later when the food coma/stomach ache set in.
I would suppose my generous portion of curly fries (an entire Chinese take out container’s worth) didn’t help in that respect. While I didn’t feel ripped off for spending $4 on fries, it might be nice to get a smaller portion at a smaller price, or else I would suggest splitting this with someone.