This is the one! The food truck that started it all. Grilled Cheese Nation.
My coworker Kate and I were taking a lunch break and going for a stroll to Copley Square.
We went into a bank to make some deposits, I turned around, and there it was – a giant yellow grilled cheese truck.
Drooling from behind the glass at TD Bank, an inner battle began to rage. Should I dine on cheesy goodness? Or exercise self-control and eat the salad I had left back at the office?
Seeing my distress, a bank worker assured me that the truck’s grilled cheese was great, and the tomato soup was one of a kind.
My salad never had a chance.
Standing outside the big yellow truck, I was excited to witness the numerous cheese choices at my disposal, as I registered:
- Brie with asian pear
- Blue cheese with organic fig spread
- Gouda with caramelized onions
Where on earth was I?
I decided to play it safe with the Boston Commoner, your classic grilled cheese with choice of tomatoes and/or bacon. What caught my eye was the $1 shot of tomato soup you could get with any sandwich.
Now I’ve never been much of a tomato soup person. I hate V8 now as much as I did with I was 5. But I figured, hey, I’m an adult, let’s give it a shot – tomato soup shot that is!
The grilled cheese was great, it really was. But the soup. Oh gosh, the soup was out of this world.
We decided to get our tomato soup shot while the sandwich was being made. Immediately I gulped it down and it was gone in seconds. Thankfully, the kind cook offered to give us another helping so we could dip our sandwiches in it, which was an awesome and delicious idea.
Even better, the meal was very reasonably priced. $4 for the cheesy sandwich, plus $1 for tomatoes, and another $1 for the soup shot, adding up to about $6 for a stellar meal.
Grilled cheese is tough. I don’t really find melted cheese as having much flavor, better served instead as an additional texture to a more complex sandwich. But as far as grilled cheeses go, this was one pretty darn good.
Grilled Cheese Nation: 4 out of 5 forks.
That’s the Grilled Cheese Nation Review. Go for the grilled cheese, but stay (and never leave) for the soup.
P.S. borrowed this pic from grilledcheesetruck.net. I had some fabulous pics of my own, but my phone went haywire and destroyed them. I promise delicious food close-ups from now on.