Please note that the meal was complimentary. However, the opinions expressed in my blog are 100% my own!
If there is one event I am always looking forward to in Hoboken, it is the food trucks at Pier 13. Food trucks are great: a good way to try different food at a reasonable price, with various trucks coming each week end and even every night during the Summer, in a setting overlooking the beautiful New York skyline. I like the relaxed atmosphere there and the variety of food served that can satisfy the non-vegetarian, the vegetarian, as well as people with a sweet tooth (well, I am all of this, so it is even better). So you can pay cash at the trucks, they conveniently installed an ATM machine that I do not remember was there last year.
This year, they will have their Grand Opening on April 30th, but, as the weather is getting better, they decided to give a sneak preview, inviting for the event a California street artist called Fnnch (pronounce Finch), who painted some beautiful sea creatures on the pavement. We got the opportunity to talk to him a bit and even take a photo: yes, he is a street artist so he never shows his face.
Food wise, I was there for a treat and got to try plenty of food...Was there today:
No need to present them: they have some of the best lobster rolls. What I like about them is that they do not smother the lobster with tons of sauce, hiding the taste of that succulent seafood. No, they let it shine. I should mention their brick and mortar place in hoboken (check out my post of Luke's Lobster in Hoboken).
I love BBQ and I am always excited to find a BBQ truck. Oink and Moo proposes an mouth watering menu with interesting items. The first one we tried was their pulled pork sliders that looked amazing. The smoked meat is topped by their house slaw and smothered in their bbq sauce. This was very good, the meat being moist and being well complemented by the sweetness and slight crunch of the slaw.
The second dish from Oink and Moo BBQ I tried was their chipotle chicken tacos. This dish is composed of three soft flour tortillas, stuffed with chipotle chicken, pickled poblanos and a cilantro lime sour cream. I admit that I have never been a fan of chicken tacos, finding them bland. Well, the chicken tacos from Oink and Moo BBQ may have changed my perspective: it was tasty and delicious.
This pizza truck is great. I am glad that they have this truck, because their original location is in Summit, so a bit far from here. They cook their Neapolitan pizza in a wood fire oven that is on the side of the truck, giving to the pizza a delightful char and some nice crispiness on the outside.
We got to try their vodka sauce pizza that was sublime: thin crust, charred on the outside as I mentioned before, it had the right amount of sauce and cheese.
This truck serves "Americana with an exotic twist" as they say. There, you can have a cheeseburger, but also a lamb burger (called The Lamburghini, in reference to a well known car maker), as well as alligator or wild boar. But, what really got my attention was their Four Horsemen of the Aporkalypse, in reference to riders mentioned in the book of revelation which predict that four riders will ride during the apocalypse. The four horsemen are traditionally named War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death. Well, for sure, there was no famine with this sandwich.
It is their deluxe cheese burger topped with bacon, bacon jam, pulled pork, pork roll, three cheeses, chipotle mayo, jalapeño and BBQ sauce. Looks like a heart attack on a plate, but you should notice the lettuce and tomato that surely make that healthy, no? I can tell you that the first bite was divine, as was the second, third, etc. This is definitely a sandwich that I recommend.
Waffle de Lys
Last was Waffle de Lys, a food truck that serves decadent Belgian waffles with a French touch, the name referring to the fleur de lys, the symbol of royalty in France. I mean, after having such a feast, I could not refuse to try one of their waffles: this would have been rude. So we got to try the Choco-Berry, made with real strawberries, Belgian chocolate, ice cream and whipped cream, as well as caramelized hazelnut crumbs. I loved the waffle itself and could simply eat it without anything: it is a traditional Liege waffle, that is dense, but soft and chewy in the inside.
This was such a meal and I was so amazed by the delicious food we got today. I am so glad that the food trucks at Pier 13 are back. The only problem is that it is very difficult to pick and chose what to eat there. And I guess it would not be reasonable to eat all this food again, right? Right?
Enjoy (I surely did)!
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