The World’s Best Sandwich Truck

July 8, 2011

There’s a glut of food trucks in Manhattan. Sandwiches, wafels & dinges, frozen yogurt, burgers, lobster rolls, you name it, we’ve got it. I’ve been intrigued by the “World’s Best Sandwich Truck”. The truck used to a be a deli, but once they were bought out they switched to a truck and have been serving sandwiches from it since 2006. After trying two sandwiches, it’s safe to say that they are most definitely not the world’s best sandwiches.

Spanish Sub
My first choice was the Spanish Sub. It had the makings of my kind of sandwich: chicken cutlet, mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and jalapeno; and the main reason I choose this sandwich was the jalapenos. I enjoy jalapenos but, due to a lack of creativity, I only add them to tacos and burritos. I thought having them on the sandwich would provide a little bit of a kick. I was expecting spicy molecules to attack my tongue, alas, there was no attack that day. Why? The center of the jalapenos were cutout, which meant the sandwich did not have the spice I was hoping for.

The chicken was thin, which was good for this sandwich, but the rest of the ingredients never really gelled. The avocado was too thick. Rather than being used as a dressing for the sandwich, it was just three or four large chunks unevenly spaced out. The lettuce and tomato cluttered the sandwich with unneeded ingredients. This would have been a better sandwich if the jalapenos were spicy and there were fewer ingredients. Replace the lettuce and tomato with a light salsa or a pico de gallo and I think we’re starting to get somewhere. As it stands, the sandwich isn’t worth trying, Although full, there was a sense of disappointment after finishing the sandwich. Weeks later, it’s sad that my main memory from this sandwich is my disappointment in the lack of spice.

American Sub

The American Sub (aka The Lettuce Monster)

On my second visit I choose even more poorly. The American Sub features ham, turkey, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. I was shocked to find that these ingredients did not go together at all because the sandwich was virtually tasteless, except for the lettuce.

Look at the picture: the sandwich has more lettuce than meat and you can taste that with each and every bite, On the rare times that I was able to taste the meat, it tasted as if there were only 1 slice of ham and 1 slice of turkey on the sandwich. Then it was back to the lettuce. The tomato and the mayo were nonexistent.

The sandwich was just not good on any level, and there’s no point in beating this horse to death.

Conclusion
The sandwiches are affordable and the workers are friendly, but these are two of the worst sandwiches that I’ve ever had. These aren’t the world’s best sandwiches, not even close. They’re low-end deli sandwiches from a food truck. They aren’t memorable and they aren’t tasty.

The World’s Best Sandwich Truck is parked on 20th St. between 5th Ave and Park Ave.  (Although they don’t have a proper online presence, their menu can be found at: http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/worlds-best-sandwich-truck/menu)

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2 Responses to “The World’s Best Sandwich Truck”

  1. common sense Says:

    That’s what you get for eating food that was made in a truck!

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