Tag Archives: food truck

Cheap Eats: Bon Me (Again!)

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So I’ve written about my love of Bon Me before, but (gasp!) I had never tried their sandwich, the classic Banh Mi. I saw the sandwich in a recent issue of Food Network Magazine, and my mouth started to water and I started to look for a good time and location to find one of the Bon Me trucks. Today I’ve tried it, and it was glorious.

Firstly, the truck was busy.  It was lunch hour, so I’m not surprised.  It’s just always a good sign to see people flocking around a truck.  Means the truck is on to something.

These guys know what's up

These guys know what’s up

The sandwich had homemade pate, Chinese BBQ pork, pickled dikon and carrots, and cilantro, for about $7. Totally affordable. The bread was perfectly soft and crunchy when you bit it, and the filings really worked well together.  I had the tang of the pickles and the rich meat with the pate, all with the freshness of the cilantro.  So perfect and delicious.  With a little Sriracha on top, I thought I wouldn’t be able to finish the sandwich, but minutes later, it was gone.

and I was happy.

and I was happy.

It made me remember how much I love food trucks, and how I should try and find some more, even though the best season for eating outside is slowly coming to a close.  Either way, track down this truck to head to their brick–and–mortar location, and get your hands on some of the best sandwiches in town.

-L

 

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Exploring the SoWa Market

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Yesterday, I had a day off from work and decided to try the SoWa market for the first time, since it’s a travesty that I haven’t gone before. I love open–air markets, being from NYC, they’re all over the place, and I have found some great items in streetside fairs in US and abroad.  I love unique things and fresh produce.  So we went.  There were a few stands there with local veggies, I was hoping for more, but the produce that was available was lovely.

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There were even stands selling herb gardens on the cheap, which I plan to buy as soon as I acquire an apartment with more light.

A lot of the herbs were also flowering, which are fun touches to dishes and hard to find in supermarkets.

A lot of the herbs were also flowering, which are fun touches to dishes and hard to find in supermarkets.

There was artisan breads as well.

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There was also a craft markets, where local artists exhibited their work.

"Alcaholic art"

“Alcoholic art”

I have to say, my favorite part of the market is the Food Trucks.

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Food Trucks.  How I love thee. I will eat anything off a truck, and there were so many options, I was actually upset at myself for having breakfast.

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How could I be so stupid?? Even my old friends Bon Me were there.

sup.

sup.

Overall, we decided to try Frozen Hoagies, hand–scooped ice cream between home made cookies.  Just something to beat the heat.

sowa10I stayed classic with vanilla ice cream between m and m cookies, while The Russian mixed it up with Nutella cookies and espresso ice cream.  We just got the slider size [$4] and they were massive.

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massive, but delicious

massive, but delicious

I was a happy (yet sassy) clam.  It was really hot.  The ice cream sandwich did a great job of cooling me off though.  Visiting the Sowa market inspired me to keep trying out the fun farmer’s markets around the city, so hopefully I’ll be able to carve out some more time before the summer ends to visit some more.

or I'll get extra sassy.

or I’ll get extra sassy.

-L

 

Spending the Morning with Mei Mei Street Kitchen

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Last week, I was lucky enough to spend the morning with Mei Mei Street Kitchen during their breakfast shift.  What awesome people! The food was great, the staff is super friendly, and I walked away with some yummy green tea macarons. (I have a thing for their macarons). Everything is locally sourced and under $10.  Awesome.

I put the best photos and interviews as part of a series on Boston food trucks and uploaded it to Flickr.  Click the photo above to see more! Enjoy!

-L