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Have you heard of the Food Truck Fad? No? Have you seen What to Expect When You’re Expecting? (I watched it on a plane – it’s hilarious.) Food trucks have even made the movies! In case you’re not familiar, the idea is real, and often gourmet food, out of a truck. The prices tends to be low, the food tasty and trendy, and the experience much better than getting a hotdog at a game. According to Time Magazine, it’s “democratizing the slow and local food trends”. Though I may not be the super trendy hipster that makes up a lot of food trucks’ demographic, I’ve really wanted to try one. Sadly Brussels was bereft of food trucks =(… that is until last month when Keep On Toasting went live.
The chef behind the truck, Jean-Baptiste Nyssen, contacted me before he opened and I was more than happy to come check it out. I grabbed a friend, checked the web to see where they’d be, and hopped on the metro. When I got there, I was surprised to find a local camera crew filming. Apparently I wasn’t the only one excited about Brussels’s new gourmet food truck.
Every food truck has a theme, and Keep On Toasting is no exception. They’re all about grilled cheese!!! Oh how I love melty wonderful grilled cheese. The menu has four options plus a freshly made dessert of the day. Both my friend and I went for the French grilled cheese: emmental cheese, chicken breast, and spinach on a honey rosemary infused bread.
My friend can’t have cheese, but this didn’t phase Jean-Baptiste. He happily removed the emmental so she could enjoy a toasty sandwich too. As you can probably guess from the photos, the sandwiches were delicious! Chock full of spinach with melty cheese, it was an awesome meal – especially for just 5€. The honey and rosemary infused bread was a really pleasant surprise. The touch of sweetness cut the bitterness of the spinach and really complemented the sandwich.
Long story short – I’m definitely going back… though maybe when the temperatures go above freezing. If you’re in Brussels, it’s definitely worth a visit. Two big thumbs up!
Have you ever tried a food truck? Have any must-eat recommendations?
Today I’m featured On Tumbleweed Contessa’s New Friend Fridays. She’s an awesome foodie that I met at Online Blogcon. Why not go over and say hi =)