Today I was lazy and decided that I would take myself out for another lunchtime adventure! Of course, today was the day that I forgot my wallet at home. I realized that in line for coffee this morning. So it was office drip coffee and no lunch for me.
Thankfully I told my boss my sob story and she lent me $10.00! Hooray! This called for something special, a lunch time challenge. I decided to try to get lunch for under $10.00 in Yaletown!
I walked down a street that I hadn't tried before and quickly realized that I could get something for around $7-8 in some of the sit down restaurants, but that would leave about $1.00 for a tip. I didn't want to be that person, especially in Yaletown. I decided a take out or sandwich joint would be the best option so I rounded Pacific and saw the perfect answer, a food truck! The PanDa Fresh Bakery food truck to be exact! My first food truck was the perfect way to spend the $10.00.
This truck is my food wrapped in dough dream come true. They specialize in food you can serve in a croissant. Ice cream in a croissant, jam in a croissant, eggs in a croissant and sandwiches in a croissant. The croissants are baked fresh on the bus in a oven. Perfect.
There was a sign in the window that said the special of the day was a Macaroni and Cheese croissant. Did they read my mind? It was like angels began to sing. The server said they were replacing the smoked salmon croissant with the mac and cheese croissant. I told him that was a great idea as creamy smoked fish weirds me out. What would this heavenly creation look like? This is the preparation:
and this is the payoff. Can you hear the angels?
They are located just in front of David Lam park. So really, it is a mac and cheese croissant with a view.
I finished the heavenly creation and went back to the truck and professed my undying love to the kid who made the sandwich, sorry Big M. He said they also made the mac and cheese from scratch. It is possible that I loved this crazy creation so much because this is the first time I have had mac and cheese since I started with JC 2 and a half years ago. Or it was just the best sandwich idea ever.
I can't wait to try the ice cream in a croissant. I am a bit worried that I will turn into the crazy lady in the park eating 20 croissants and swaying, but it might be worth it.