Friday, March 26, 2010

grilled cheese truck in la

cheesy mac and rib melt

Although I'd lived in LA for most of my life up until I was 18, this wave of food trucks is relatively new to me since I'm only here for a couple days at a time when I'm on vacation. Of course, I'm used to the occasional taco truck stop every now and then but this was my first time driving out to track down the Grilled Cheese Truck in Hollywood. My friend Karen is a regular customer but we agreed that I HAD to try it this week while I'm home.

After waiting 20 minutes the truck finally showed up and a huge line quickly formed. I was contemplating getting the special, a pretzel melt with salami, smoked gouda, and spicy mustard (pictured below), but I changed my mind and went with a cheesy mac and rib melt (pictured above) plus tomato soup. Ohhhhh my, it was fantastic! If you want to try the mac and cheese melt, you HAVE to get it with BBQ pork and caramelized onions. If the line hadn't been so long I probably would have ordered a second round. I'm not joking, when I really like something, I obsess over it. Part of me is really tempted to make another trip before I leave but that probably won't happen since I don't have a license :X

pretzel melt with gouda and salami

tomato soup

In any case, if you get the chance, track down the Grilled Cheese Truck, I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Don't forget to follow them on Twitter! I'm bummed that I won't have the time to try other food trucks until I come back in the summer. I especially wanted to visit the Nom Nom Truck yesterday in Pasadena but I wasn't able to make it in time! Sorry Jennifer, hopefully next time!

58 comments:

Nessa said...

It looks very good!
Loved the orange nail polish! *.*

xoxo

Lainey said...

ooh, I have to check this truck out. The hubs and I are huge fans of anything grilled cheese!

Mani said...

looks delicious! if only we had more food trucks in australia...

bravegrrl said...

looks yummy... i made grilled cheese with tomatoes for dinner last night :)

xo
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Fashion Intel said...

Love that truck. Why no tater tots though? They're soooooo good!

Ganymede Girl said...

Oh wow, that looks so good! This is strangely relevant to my day because I was just trying to come up with a name for a 'grilled cheese truck' for somebody else and then I see this post! The name isn't even that important but I like how they were just literal and you could just turn to someone and say "hey lets go to the grilled cheese truck!" I like the idea of putting other stuff in a grilled cheese sandwich, I may have to try that next time I make some!

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FASHION SNAG said...

I would love to have a grilled cheese truck in my neighborhood!

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LUU H. said...

omg, it looks so damn goood !

bianca said...

Yum that looks so delicious! :) xx
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anja louise said...

Looks pretty great! We have a grilled cheese cart in Portland too, but it doesn't drive around, just stays in one spot. They have a jalapeno popper sandwich that has corn chips in it!! So amazing. You can get tomato soup too for the ultimate classic combo!

Tee Sea said...

God that looks amazing! You wouldn't think there would be anything special about grilled cheese dishes, but this food truck and your pictures make me think otherwise :)

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Maria said...

That looks heavenly and Im really diggin your coral nail color, so happy!!! Can I ask what lens you use?!

Heidi said...

Mmm, that sandwich looks fantastic!

abbey said...

you know there's the grilled cheese invitational in LA coming up in april too.

jenny said...

Those look delicious. And don't worry, I just recently got my license and I'm 23. It's never too late. :)

Head to Toes said...

grilled cheese truck??!! sounds amazing. thank you for letting us all know about it :)

nattjane'n'aligee said...

nails nailss nailZZZZ

mm i luv it
& mutherrrr that grilled cheese looks good :(
too bad im on an effing diet.
screww itt
......

xx[n/]

TWIN CAT VINTAGE said...

I truly wish we had food trucks in Australia. It seems like such an awesome way to find yummy noms! =)
xoxo

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Michelle said...

That looks so amazing! Now I'm craving a fantastic grilled cheese!

katkas said...

oh god why have I not know about this!!! I need to go asap!!


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Rebekah said...

I know this post is about food, but those nails really stood out! Love em!

deener said...

Sandwich looks delicious but the nails do steal the spotlight! Are you wearing Essie Tart Deco? Looks bright than Tart Deco but sorta reminds of it...

Marisa said...

This looks unreal ... grilled cheese is definitely in my top five favorite foods but I have yet to try gourmet grilled cheese, let alone gourmet grilled cheese from a grilled cheese truck. So many things to do!

Marisa

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tiffany said...

mmmmmm this sounds so delish! i love grilled cheese with all my heart ^_^

xo tiffany

P said...

LOL! It's so cute how you're obsessed with food! I find you totally unpretentious - a rare thing in the blogoshphere :)

Teresa said...

OK, that just looks waaay too good. Total comfort food! Will have to stop by the next time I'm in L.A.!

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camille said...

Ahhhh! This post is killing me right now. ;___; There's a place like this here in Portland too I'm counting down the days until I can go there again.

phresh-produce said...

ive been meaning to try the truck,..is it amazing or what!!??

Erika said...

I wish you were going to be in Los Angeles on Tuesday, because all of the ~gourmet food trucks are going to be at the Americana in Glendale, and we could have went together since we never got to get froyo in pasadena!

Sewon said...

That looks soooo tasty! There's a taco truck in my neighborhood and those guys make the best tacos ever. Gotta love good street food.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the shout out! I have a pork belly banh mi with your name on it. Macncheese looks tasty!

kristine said...

oh man, i wish i knew about this when i was in LA last week! i'm moving there in a few months, i hope to at some point read more of your LA area favorites places.

and both of those nail polish colors are perfect!

Aubrey Mayne said...

I totally hit up the grilled cheese truck today in Echo Park! Soooo good! They had this butternut squash and agave nectar thing that was pure heaven!

Your blog makes me hungry!

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Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Hmmmm.. that looks delicious!! I just found you blog, lovin it, following it...

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espo. said...

oooooh wee! sounds amazing. what is your nail polish called?

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jas said...

This made me so hungry! I love your nail colour.

Martha said...

ooo grilled cheese truck, i like the sound of that <3

Lily said...

*if no one has told you ...

Your hair parted down the middle in your previous photos make you look awkward giving a very sickly/strange frame to your face. Your bangs were much cuter & was possibly even iconic as your most distinguishing feature if someone were to talk about you & say, "she's the girl with the cute, blunt bangs."

Clara said...

hey your blog is great!
i love the previous post.
xxx

folkstories said...

Grilled cheese truck? Oh man...that's amazing. Did it come with tomato soup too? :] I love all your little posts about food and fashion. Everything you eat looks absolutley delicious. Check out my blog for some yummy vegetarian dishes and treats! Keep updating, I'll defintley keep reading. :]

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Maggie ☮ said...

Your probably never going to read this butttt this loooks soo scrumptious and I think after reading this I want to try tomato soup and grilled cheese :)

Lindsey said...

I'm not big on grilled cheese (even though some of those sandwhiches sound delicious) but that nail colour is fantastic!

naomemandeflores said...

OMG, the Grilled Cheese looks amazing!!! You made me hungry!

Pauliina said...

OMG, a grilled cheese truck! Only Americans come up with crazy (read:AWESOME) ideas like that :D

That aside, I love your blog and you have just become my new idol. Keep up the good work!

gih said...

uumm.. that's so yummy. gonna taste it.

Fabíola Beltrão said...

mmmmm...
amazing

xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hey! Where did you find your nail polish? it's awsome!

Sandy Label said...

mm i'm hungry
and i love your nail polish!

Anonymous said...

I heard they also have a damn good taco truck cruising around L.A.

Cheer,

coy colleen said...

KOGI TRUCK IS THE BEST! you must try it

Every Little Counts said...

oh man, why didn't i know about this when i was still living in LA! there's got to be one somewhere here in nyc. i must look into this :)

R.C. said...

this is the second time I have seen this hue of coral nail polish and I ADORE it! Falling in love...

Das What She Said said...

Oh you just inspired me to get peach nailpolish! I'm currently wearing the greenish blue featured here:

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Sade Jasal said...

What's your nail polish ??

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