Today, I reviewed the Clover Food Truck that you see on campus between the BU Bridge and CFA. Is there a name for that tiny park with two benches that’s right there? Anyways, the food was awesome. The people were awesome. It was, in all, awesome.
The only thing I should mention was that I expected it to be kind of a hipster “I’m vegetarian… you’ve probably never heard of that before” kind of a deal. I was proven wrong. The people working at the truck, Julie and Kate, were so nice to not just me, but everyone who visited. There was no twinge of un-showeredness or a sense of superiority stemming from insecurities or even music playing from inside the truck that I had “probably never heard before”. In fact, many of their patrons were dailies, or chronic, returning customers. They must be doing something right!
Julie was totally approachable and knowledgeable. Customers would ask what certain things on the menu meant or what the ingredients were and she would gladly give them a short list of ingredients and things that she thought were good or even bad about the dishes. She even bought a customer a drink, on her, because the fryer was taking so long to heat up.
I tried the pimento cheese sandwich, soy BLT, and chickpea fritter. They were all so good! My favorite was the pimento cheese sandwich. It has a creamy mayo and cheddar cheese dressing with tons of fresh, seasoned cucumbers and pickled celery. You’ll have to hurry to try this one though; it’s one of their seasonal sandwiches that premiered this week. The soy BLT was surprisingly good. I was skeptical because of the lack of bacon… but thought the sweet and smoky flavor of the sandwich was satisfying.
Lastly, the chickpea fritter: one of their all time most popular menu items and for good reason! It’s loaded with pickled carrots and red cabbage along with their house-made hummus and falafels.
My other favorite was the cheesy grits. So cheesy, so gritty, so good. I loved that it had all the flavors of a mac n’ cheese, only it was lighter and didn’t make me feel like shit after eating a lot of it. I also tried their hibiscus iced tea, a tangy and mildly sweet tropical tea that’s surprisingly refreshing considering the weather right now in Boston.
Clover serves breakfast and lunch from 9:30 to 3pm everyday. They have a delicious, seasonal and affordable lunch menu that features a new soup almost every day. The best thing about Clover is that they have restaurant locations around Boston but they even have tons of food trucks almost everywhere! I really recommend that you check out this super fresh and fast vegetarian food truck!
Click on their banner below to go to their website where you can meet employees, check out the menu (updated daily), or even apply for a job!
Originally published in: The Tasty Terrier