Bon Me Food Truck: 5 Star Vietnameese Cuisine

26 Apr

Bon Me Boston Food Truck Review

With the resurgence of food truck culture in Boston this April, I’ve been thrilled to start trying out new food trucks around town.

This week I visited the Boston food truck Bon Me, which now has a new prime location outside of the Prudential building near the Christian Science Center.

BonMe Food Truck chillin' outside the Prudential center

The long awaited BonMe food truck!

I had already heard good things about this Vietnamese-inspired food truck, so I was pretty psyched to hear that they were parking right outside my office.

Bon Me has a flat $6 rate for their meals, and you get to choose from your choice of:

  • Rice bowl (brown or white rice)
  • Noodle salad (buckwheat soba or rice noodles) and a choice of dressing
  • Vietnamese sandwich

Then you get to choose your filling of either:

  • Spice-rubbed chicken
  • BBQ Pork
  • Organic Tofu & Shitaki Mushroom

Each option comes loaded with bean sprouts, carrots, daikon, cilantro, etc. You can check out the full menu on their site.

 Bon Me Food Truck Review: Sampling the Soba Noodle Salad

bonme food truck noodles

delicious soba noodles and pork!

I ordered the soba noodle salad with miso shredded pork (didn’t see that option on their online menu, but it was there when I went) and a spicy peanut sauce.

While I didn’t get a drink, the Thai iced tea and spicy-ginger lemonade seemed definitely worth trying as well.

The Bon Me verdict: 100% incredible!

The brown to-go box that BonMe serves their Vietnamese cuisine in was generously filled with heaps of soft, savory pork with just the right kick of flavor. The meal featured piles of noodles, crunchy veggies, and a mound of meat presented in a picturesque scene of lunch-time delight.

I also got to sample Bon Me’s rice bowl with cilantro peppercorn chicken (yes, it was as amazing as it sounds). Equally fantastic and filling. Bon Me also knows how to rock sweet 90s tunes, which turns a short wait for lunch into a nostalgia-filled trip with the Backstreet Boys and Bare Naked Ladies.

At Bon Me, I paid for this first time with Level Up, which I highly recommend as they are fond of giving credits and you can get points for eating! Imagine that. (P.S. When you sign up for Level Up, use the promo code COBALT and get a $10 credit!)

Bon Me Food Truck: Big Nom Nom Value

The BonMe food truck portions are impressive, keeping me happy and full well into dinner.

At only $6 a pop, BonMe is a real food truck value.

You’ve heard me complain a few times before about Boston food truck prices being a bit unreasonable, but BonMe separates itself from the pack by offering large portions for cheap food truck prices.

BonMe Food Truck gets 5 out of 5 forks!

You may have noticed that I haven’t given any food trucks a 5 star rating in the past. Generally, I am hesitant to give 5 stars, whether it be for food reviews or in regards to online dating profiles. What can I say? There is always room for improvement. Well, almost always. I can’t think of much else BonMe could do better, so they get the honor of the first 5 star rating. Congrats guys!

Why you you’ll love it: The food is fantastic, the servings are huge, and the prices are perfect.

I was so excited about the new food truck that I brought a group of co-workers along. Now my whole office is hooked, and you will be too!

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11 Responses to “Bon Me Food Truck: 5 Star Vietnameese Cuisine”

  1. Drew Salad (@saladbar15) April 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    I totally agree with everything here. I am a regular over at their BU East stop and I can’t say enough about the truck.

    The pork and chicken you sampled were their typical specials (usually sold out by the time they get to campus sadly). I highly recommend following @bonme on twitter so you can get their specials and locations for the day.

    • meggo4all April 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

      Thanks for commenting Drew, and great suggestion! @bonme is a fun twitter handle to follow.

      • Mary April 26, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

        Great review, love @bonme.

        Do you know if they will be at the SoWa Farmer’s Mkt on
        Sunday’s this summer? On the SoWa website it says yes,
        but I can’t find it anywhere else. Thks.

  2. bonme April 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    Thanks for the great review! We’re really excited about the new Belvidere St. spot, so we appreciate your help getting the word out.

    And to answer Mary’s question. We will be at SOWA every Sunday starting this week!

    • Food Trucks for Sale May 8, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

      Looks delicious! Nice to see the world of food truck food is evolving into more authentic style cuisine.

  3. Grazyna Foxman May 8, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    Hello.This article was extremely interesting, especially because I was looking for thoughts on this issue last week.

  4. Apollo Food Trucks June 28, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    Smart marketing with the flat $6 price point. People know exactly what they’re going to pay and will likely have that money ready. They don’t stand around staring at the menu, weighing out what they want to eat vs how much money they want to spend. Get people in, get them fed, and leave them satisfied.

    • meggo4all June 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

      Very true. Having a limited number of selections helps move people along through the process. Lines get held up when people stand around deciding on their selection.

  5. Apollo Food Trucks August 16, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    Also forgot to mention the clever naming of the Bon Me food truck – anglicizing the popular Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwiches!

    • meggo4all August 17, 2012 at 10:37 am #

      Yes, thanks for the reminder- that cleverness went over my head my first few visits! Very cute.


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