Lately I’ve found that Los Angeles has many food trucks. I was first introduced to the idea of food trucks when I just moved here back in 2006. Back then my mom told me about this taco truck that she’d like for me to try. I didn’t think anything of it and for the most part, those were the only types of trucks I’d see in the area. That is until I started this blog and joined Twitter. Through other foodie blogs, and Twitter, I found out that in addition to taco trucks, LA offers a plethora of trucks.
The grilled cheese truck is the first of many I’ve set out to review.
Grilled Cheese Truck
I arrived at Sunset and Cole at 11:45 and immediately spotted the yellow truck that would serve the most simple, yet comforting sandwich. I started taking pictures when one of the staff started to set up. Two women joined the line and asked the man whose idea this was? I stopped to listen. I didn’t get his name but he kindly said “It was me, I’m the one behind all this!” He went on to state that he started this grilled cheese truck as a side gig. He didn’t think that it would turn out to get this popular; that the line frequently gets long within 15 minutes of opening. We asked him how he picks his locations and he said that CNN (where the truck was stationed that day) and MySpace have asked him to come back. He also said the locations change frequently.
Sandwiches and Sides
The Grilled Cheese Truck offers a few new takes on this classic sandwich. From caprese to cheesy mac, and harvest melt, and even a dessert sandwich too. They also offer many add ons like tomatoes and avocados as well as popular sides like pickles and tater tots. All the sandwiches could be ordered on white or wheat.
Another view of the truck
Juices, water, and soda are available and the truck is also equipped with many condiments. Be sure to take a few napkins, you will need them!
I was glad to be the third person in line as corporate workers and students alike started breaking for lunch and joined me in line. The staff member was very pleasant and took my order and settled my bill. Be sure to bring cash! I cannot stress that enough. It’s a truck… there’s no machine processing.
After waiting a few moments, my sandwich was ready.
The Caprese Sandwich was very warm ,the mozzarella cheese was very gooey, and the basil was very fresh. My only complaint on this sandwich would be that it fell apart easily due to the tomatoes. If you’re going to order this sandwich, I suggest to eat it as soon as you can. I just walked across the street to eat and it was already falling apart. I got my husband a cheesy mac sandwich and it held together well on my drive home to the South Bay area, about 30 minutes.
My bottom line? If the truck happens to be by you, or if you’re like me and like to go on a wild goose chase for these mobil meals, be sure to give this truck a try. At $4- $6 a sandwich, you can’t go wrong. Parking on Sunset and Cole is mostly coin operated 1 hour meters which to my surprise were in abundance. There are also some parking lots at the LA Film School a few blocks away and another one next to Amoeba music, all within walking distance of the truck.
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