Boston can be a bit slow to catch on to trends, the most recent in foodie finds being the food truck. They are legend- wait for it- dary (sorry, I heart Barney, if you don’t know what I’m talking about, go to Hulu.com right now and watch some How I Met Your Mother) in NYC. They are convenient, cheap, and have quite an impressive array of food available, all out of a portable kitchen, no larger than a small utility truck.
A couple of my co-workers have been talking up the Clover truck that set up camp by our office awhile back. I wasn’t sure how I felt about it, I bring my lunch most days, and if I don’t, I have my favorites in the neighborhood. A new Clover truck has recently popped up closer to our office and is in a lil’ food truck cluster now by Government Center- there’s a Banh-Mi sandwich truck (Bon Me) and an Asian noodle truck.
I decided to listen to K-Fed and jump on the food truck bandwagon. We took a walk to Clover and I was excited to try the Chickpea fritter sandwich, and K-Fed and I split the famous rosemary french fries. The sandwich was made fresh, with all-natural ingredients, had several chickpea fritters, a tangy yogurt sauce, and pickled vegetables all on a soft whole wheat flat bread/pocket. The fries came out crisp & perfectly seasoned, not greasy at all. It’s a lunch you can feel good about, it’s dirt cheap, AND they take plastic. Which is good, because I never have cash on me.
If you work in downtown Boston- go to Clover. You will be full & happy.