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.
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
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!