Serving up Mediterranean influenced food, the Street Meet truck has hit the streets and is feeding hungry diners their take of Mediterranean and Italian comfort food. The truck is headed up by Chef’s Mike Carter and Alessandro Vianello. I’ve had the pleasure of eating Alessandro’s food when he was Head Chef at Prestons so I knew the cooking would be solid and they would be putting out a great selection of items.
The truck’s location has been changed around since they 1st hit the streets, you can now find them at the corner of Burrard and Pender St in front of Joey’s Bentall. There serving up lunch Monday-Friday from 11:30am-3pm(ish) and there open on some Saturdays-I’d advise following them on Twitter for daily updates.
A signature item they have are there Pork Belly Bites with an Italian Agro Dolce Sauce, $7.00. The pork belly was a perfect balance of sweet and sour with a melt in your mouth texture. I gobbled these baby’s up real quick.
This is what I call pig candy. Mixed in with the pork belly-potato chips to my surprise. They added some more great texture to the bites.
The Risotto Balls stuffed with braised pork and topped with a truffle aioli, $5.00. I was waiting to try these bad boys for a while. I have a deep love for risotto and risotto balls are included in that love. These are filled with tender braised pork and the risotto is cooked with tomatoes. The risotto itself was still nice and creamy while the outside was crunchy and drizzled with truffle aioli. Again I’d say these are a must try item and so worth $5!
The Beef and Guinness Pie. This savory pocket pie was filled with tender Guinness beef, pearl onions and other yummy vegetables. The pastry was the traditional pot pie crust, not to greasy and it didn’t break apart when eating the pie with my hands. For $6 it’s a great snack to eat on the go.
Tiramisu Cannoli’s filled with a rich mascarpone cream, $3.00 for 2 mini cannoli’s. These were absolutely amazing. The filling was rich and creamy because they use mascarpone and it was whipped well so there was a great fluffy mouth feel to it. The flavor was just like a tiramisu and went well with the cannoli shell.
So far I’ve been very happy with everything I’ve had from the Street Meet truck and I’d recommend them to anyone looking for something in the comfort food department.