Now that April has arrived, along with temperatures above 45 degrees, prematurely shorts-donning BC students are high on the anticipation of spring and all of the awesomeness that comes with it—Easter vacation, Marathon Monday, and between-class naps on Stokes lawn. But the good stuff doesn’t end there—April also means the start of the spring food truck schedule in Boston—and we’ve compiled a mouth-watering list of food trucks to try before the end of the semester.
Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese
Since 2011, Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese, former contender on the Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race, has become a Boston food truck favorite. Everyone loves this classic comfort food, and for three years Roxy’s has fulfilled their mission by “taking grilled cheese to the next level by adding ingredients you never really thought possible.” Roxy’s even caters to Bostonians’ notorious pride with the Green Muenster Melt (muenster, homemade guacamole, and applewood bacon), homage to Fenway Park’s famous 37-foot left field wall. You’ve probably seen Roxy’s parked in Cleveland Circle’s Cassidy Park—not a far way to travel off campus for some gourmet cheesy goodness!
As temperature rise, you might find yourself with a hankering for a good ice cream sandwich (doesn’t everybody?), and the spring food truck schedule has you covered with Frozen Hoagies, Boston’s original handmade ice cream sandwiches. Since 2011, Frozen Hoagies founder Mary has been stocking a 1976 ice cream truck with Arlington’s Chilly Cow ice creams and her family’s cookie recipes. To all my fellow ice cream junkies—do not miss out on the opportunity to design an ice cream sandwich from an amazing mix-and-match selection of premium ice creams and homemade cookies!
Stoked Wood Fired Pizza Co.
New to the Boston food truck scene, the massive Stoked Pizza truck, complete with an actual 6,000-pound wood-fired pizza oven inside, will be cooking up pizza heaven this spring with local ingredients like fresh Boston lobster, complimented with Italian imports. This engineering masterpiece on wheels has created a huge amount of buzz over the last few months, and we can’t wait to try it.
Another Boston food truck newbie, Cameo Macaron, will capitalize on the Lauderee-inspired macaron trend this spring. Cameo Macaron owner Kinesha Goldson, a Northeastern grad and Francophile, has put together a menu of delectable flavors including Crème Brulee, Nutella, and Espresso Bean to serve some Parisian charm from her pretty pink truck. Can you say oui oui?
The Bacon Truck
Bacon lovers unite as The Bacon Truck returns to the Boston food truck schedule this spring, its glorious menu complete with bacon-filled sandwiches and desserts alike. Highlights include the “b.l.t. 2.0” (bacon, truck-roasted red peppers, baby spinach, herbed goat cheese), bacon scallion hash, and Nutella covered bacon. Owners Sam and JJ believe wholeheartedly that “the people are endowed with certain inalienable Rights: Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Bacon.” If you identify with their cause, I suggest you join the fight against the granola craze and hit up The Bacon Truck this spring.
To see the complete spring 2014 food truck schedule, click here. Bon appetit!