Doesn't that name tell you everything about this food truck? I was so happy to hear that a grilled cheese truck would be hitting the streets in the last round of street truck additions. Even more happy that they are one of the closest ones to my work. Total win for me and for everyone who eats there, really. Mom's Grilled Cheese Truck is located on the Howe St. side of the art gallery, Monday through Friday at lunchtimes.
On the menu, grilled cheese sandwiches. They offer a "classic" sandwich where you can choose your bread and cheese type. You can also choose gluten free bread or vegan cheese. That is pretty cool. The classic sandwich will run you $5.50, cash only. They offer some add-ons including pickle, onion, chili and bacon ranging from $0.50 to $1.50.
The two "Mom's Specialties", are The Jackson 3 (Our triple cheese, triple decker grilled cheese…three pieces of sourdough surrounded by melted, Brie, Boursin and Gruyere) and the Mom’s Meatloaf Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Topped with marinara sauce, and surrounded with melted Mozzarella and Parmesan) come in at $8.50. The meatloaf sandwich sells out quite quickly, so be early if this is what you are going for.
For those with a sweet tooth, they have a couple of desserts: Sweet Little Vals (Caramelized apples, candied pecans, and cinnamon mascarpone cheese on Brioche) and most awesomely, The Fat Elvis (Peanut butter and banana with a sprinkle of smoked sea salt on white).
It was a dark and stormy day when I hit the truck. Rain was bucketing down, so I was happy that the truck has an awning. I started with Roasted Tomato Soup (Topped with basil mascarpone.) Shot $1.00 Cup $3.50. Served in a cup, it was perfect to sip on while I waited for my sandwich.
It was a lovely soup. A nicely spiced tomato base and the basil mascarpone smelled delicious while adding a creaminess that was not overwhelming.
Score another win for the early lunch because I was able to get my hands on the meatloaf grilled cheese. Get ready for this:
How many synonyms can you think of for delicious? Insert them all here. The bread was crispy, the cheese perfectly melty and the meatloaf was moist and meaty. It was the perfect size. The chips and pickle were a surprise and nothing make me happier than surprise potato chips.
Always expect a line up when you go to Mom's. The food is delicious, the location is great for picking up some lunch and the service is friendly. They are some of those amazing people who remember names, that always impresses me. The only downside that I could come up with is that when asked what type of music we wanted to hear while waiting in the line-up, she had a shocking lack of Bon Jovi on her iPod. And I still go back. That is how good the food is.