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NY Food Truck Lunch: Pizza Melt From Gorilla Cheese Truck

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Perry, the voice behind New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City food trucks.

It’s been a while since we’ve been to the Gorilla Cheese truck, and their Pizza Melt special sounded like something we wanted to try. From the description, it didn’t sound like a slice of pizza on grilled bread. It sounded a bit more interesting.

The sandwich itself costs $7, and it’s $10 for a combo, which comes with an order of tater tots and a drink. I ordered the sandwich only, but ended up with a combo. Click through to find out why.

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There were about 6-8 people waiting for lunch, and we were order #60. After waiting about 10 minutes, he called out #58 & 59. A few minutes later, he called out #61 & 62. Hey, where’s my lunch?

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We asked where #60 was, and he said it was coming up shortly. There was obviously a snafu, but after a few more minutes, lunch arrived. Because of the wait, he upgraded me to a combo, with tater tots and a drink. Now that’s good customer service.

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According to the menu, Gorilla Cheese’s Pizza Melt is sliced pepperoni, smoked mozzarella, sliced tomato, sun-dried tomatoes, and a tomato pesto aioli. We’re not big on raw tomato, but like the tang of sun-dried tomatoes. We asked for no sliced tomato, but to keep the sun-dried tomatoes.

As usual, the sandwich was perfectly grilled to a beautiful golden brown color. Taking a few bites, the pepperoni and smoked mozzarella were tasty and came through just fine.

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We were waiting for the tang of sun-dried tomatoes, but it never came. Opening up the sandwich to investigate, there were no sun-dried tomatoes in there. That’s too bad, because it would have gone very well with the spiciness of the pepperoni and the smokiness of the mozzarella.

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We’re not quite sure about the tomato pesto aioli either. There were no herbs to speak of in the sandwich, and a little pesto would have been a welcome addition. Maybe things got rushed because the order was originally missed.

Overall, the pepperoni and smoked mozzarella melt was a good sandwich, with plenty of pepperoni and cheese on nicely grilled bread, but it could have been more. With sun-dried tomatoes and pesto, “it coulda been a contenda!”

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Gorilla Cheese gets around to different neighborhoods for lunch and dinner, so you should check their twitter here or our Mobile Munchies twitter feed.  They have a special sandwich each week that’s usually a good way to go.