Perry, the voice behind New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City food trucks and carts.
There’s a fairly new food truck downtown called Our Heros. They have only been on the street since late December, and have one of the the most patriotic food truck designs we’ve ever seen.
Our Heros has a selection of hot and cold heros, salads and soup, with the food made fresh every day. Nothing here is sitting in the walk-in overnight, like at some delis.
The roast beef hero caught our eye, and it cost $9.
I know that $9 is not cheap for a hero, but you do get a lot of bang for the buck. On a base of fresh, rare roast beef were long blocks of cheddar cheese, sliced cherry tomatoes, arugula, red onions and horseradish aioli.
Even with all the fillings, the taste of the roast beef and cheddar came through nicely, as did the horseradish aioli. All the ingredients on this sandwich worked together beautifully, and the hero bread held everything together through the last bite.
This was a big, filling hero for lunch. As I said, $9 is not cheap, but it’s about what you would pay for a top-notch roast beef hero at a good deli, after tax.
You can find Our Heros on Wall St by Water St every week day. They tried other neighborhoods at first, but kept getting chased by the police. The daily specials are still tweeted here, but they are quite happy at Wall & Water and have no plans to leave.