This past Saturday May 5th Dewey Square hosted the Greenway Mobile Food Festival featuring over 15 Boston food trucks. From 11:30am-7pm, the greenway was packed with fro yo, BBQ, grilled cheese, cupcakes, gourmet sandwiches and more. I was only able to attend for the first 45 minutes, but guests who visited later in the day were treated to live performances and a cook off.
My heart was set on finding Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and indulging from there, but I made sure to save room for at least one other sampling. Mei Mei Street Kitchen serves up modern Chinese-American food and today they were offering a variety of interesting meals. I went with the local wheatberry salad with mustard greens & honey. I’ve never had wheatberry before so I wasn’t sure what to expect; it resembles farro but has a harder more solid consistency. Not a bad side dish that would probably pair well with any meat entree.
I was lucky enough to stop by Lobsta Love as they were handing out free samples of their Lobster Bisque. Creamy, rich and flavorful, I could have easily had an entire bowl of this. Although if I had to choose an item from their menu I think I would have tried the Lobster Quesadilla.
Oh Roxy’s. I’ve heard so much about this truck, mainly because it was featured on the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race”. This rebel child with the skull & cross bones tattoo has been taunting me for months, and finally I was able to try one of these famous cheese sandwiches. Every item on the menu was tempting but I couldn’t say no to the Brie Melt with balsamic soaked mission figs & walnut pesto. Buttery, crispy, and oh-so-cheesy, this sandwich was rich and delicious. While I loved every element, I could do without the excess butter/grease. I found myself holding it with a napkin to avoid having grease soaked fingertips. But hey, grilled cheeses aren’t a health food or a light & refreshing treat; they are what they are, a cheesey comfort food that never goes out of style.
I wasn’t able to try any of the other trucks, but I’ve made mental notes and hope to experience some soon!
Bon Me offers “Bold, Fresh, Fun Vietnamese Cuisine”. While this typically isn’t my style, I was intrigued by their Sandwich, Noodle Salad, or Rice Bowl menu. Next time I see this truck I’ll have to try to Chinese BBQ Pork sandwich, yum!
For a list of all Boston food trucks and their schedules, visit: http://www.cityofboston.gov/business/mobile/schedule-tabs.asp