On my way over to the new HubBub Coffee Truck, I noticed something… could it be? Yes, another new food cart! I can’t deny myself this opportunity. After my trip to HubBub, I went back to the corner of 38th and Spruce on the East side of Spruce to check it out.
There are two young guys at this cart. I’m not sure if this cart actually has a name, but I think I saw the words “A.L.L. Food” on it, so that’s what I’ll call it. They are serving Cheesesteaks, meatballs, Egg Sandwiches etc. so I ask the two guys what I should get. They are telling me that they serve Nathan’s hot dogs and their chili is homemade, but then I notice it. They have something on their menu called the “Junkyard Dog”. I decide to ask about it. One of the guys face’s lights up and he tells me its eggs and cheese with Ham, Bacon, Sausage, and Scrapple on a roll. Oh my, I can’t deny my self this!
I’d say the best part of this cart is how much fun these guys seem to be having. They love having off-color banter with each other. (“This is the anti-Hillel sandwich!” to which I respond “I know I’m a terrible jew, I love my pork products.”) And when he finished making my sandwich he was so excited because I was the first one to ever order it. He said he’d been making it for himself forever. (I say “I can’t deny myself a sandwich with so much junk” to which one of the guys responds “That’s how you get hooked on heroine!”) These guys seem to be having a hell of a fun time doing this, and I’m into it.
While they are making my sandwich I ask if they just opened. They said this was their second day in this location. They used to be on Broad and Girard (“That’s where we popped our cherry.”)
Going to this cart is fun, and the sandwich was delicious. Each and every bite is a meat-splosion. They also used lots of cheese, a definite plus. If I have some suggestions for the cart, have some salt, pepper, ketchup, and hot sauce around since Penn students love that on their sandwiches. Also, you might want to get some long rolls. We Penn kids are spoiled with our sandwiches being served on long rolls at the cart as opposed to in Center City, where short rolls seem more common.
After my sandwich was ready, they told me to grab a soda. On them. Nice, I don’t know if it was just because they are new to their location or not, but a nice touch.
Bottom Line: Two young guys, having a lot of fun doing business while serving some tasty, tasty food. Off-color banter included.
Cost: $4.50 (Sandwich [I ordered practically the most expensive item] + Soda)