For years and years – nearly a decade – I brought my lunch to work every day. It was a frugal decision, in part. Also for the majority of that time I was following most of the Kosher dietary laws, which make eating out of the home a challenge.
I have recently started giving myself a once a week treat: I am buying my lunch. It turns out that our property management company coordinates to have a different gourmet food truck to come in once a week. After my spinach and artichoke grilled cheese sandwich, I was hooked.
I love the fact that my younger coworkers had never heard of food trucks being referred to as “roach coaches”! I definitely remember those days. My first introduction to roach coaches was thanks to Tom. The one that stopped by his office made incredible breakfast burritos.
Tom did warn me that all roach coaches were not the same, and for the longest time I refused to eat from them. It wasn’t until I worked at SANYO that I ventured out again. That one was wonderful. Periodically a call went out to the office letting everyone know the truck had arrived. In a sudden flurry, there was a mass exodus from our cube farm. That truck, as was the case historically for most of them in our area, specialized in Mexican food.
I had a spectacular experience with a food truck in England. It was late one night when I waited in a long line to get some food. I figured any truck that popular had to be good. That truck was my introduction to falafels. It took some convincing for me to believe it was really a vegetarian food product. I’m so glad I believed the guy. It was delicious!
My branching out occasionally into bought lunches is an enjoyable straying from my rut.
Do you remember when food trucks were called roach coaches? or What is the best food you ever had from one?