The scene was festive enough, with a number of brightly colored trucks facing each other outside Penn Station yesterday evening and a crowd hanging out in between eating, drinking and listening to live music. People could buy beer and other beverages or browse through a parked vintage clothing truck that was part of the bunch.
But what's a vegetarian to do?
I didn't think most trucks would sell anything I would be willing to eat, but I decided to give it a shot.
The Tandoor food truck did have a curry chick pea wrap, but at $9 it was a little out of my price range for an unexpected night out. I wandered on. The Gypsy Rose, one of Baltimore's most popular food trucks, didn't seem to have anything vegetarian. The bacon-flavored cupcakes set up for sale on a table were certainly out. Even if there was a vegan version of those I wasn't quite psychologically prepared to get close enough to ask.
A truck specializing in grinders had a Portobello mushroom sandwich that was actually rather tantalizing, but interestingly enough, I ended up getting my food-truck-fare from a burger truck. Of course there was the token veggie burger, which may well have been very good. I have had a number of savory veggie burgers before. But as in many other times past, I picked the reliably tasty sweet potato fries. At jsut $2, I was full half-way through and ate the rest anyway.
What else is a vegetarian to do?