Perry, the voice behind New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City food trucks.
Last year around Thanksgiving, Toast Monster hit the NYC streets. We first tried a savory lunch, a grilled chicken parmigiana sandwich on toast that was pretty good.
Looking at their menu at the time, we instantly decided we had to go back for brunch. How can you pass up a peanut butter & jelly sandwich on French toast? We certainly can’t, especially when it costs only $3!
Classifying this sandwich is difficult. It can be eaten for breakfast, brunch, lunch or even dessert. We settled on calling it brunch, which is a vague appellation that can be used for almost anything. Toast Monster lists it on their breakfast menu.
Unlike the savory sandwiches on toasted bread, this comes on French toast, which is soft and eggy. They assemble it on the grill, flip it over a few times, and put it in a cute little bag with a toast monster on it.
The softness of the French toast makes it a bit messy to eat once warm peanut butter & jelly are inside, but the eggy flavor works great with pb&j.
There was plenty of peanut butter and strawberry jelly, and they both came through in the taste department.
After eating this sandwich, the word of the day is “decadent.” And we didn’t even go full tilt on this one.
You can also include coconut flakes, cookie crumbs, bananas, nutella or walnuts for $.50 each. We toyed with the idea of cookie crumbs, but they were already sold out, so we passed on the extras. That’s fine, this was decadent enough without adding even more goodies.
We always thought of Toast Monster as a lunch place, but this sandwich made us rethink things a bit. You can easily go there for brunch or dessert.
Another cool dessert they have is grilled pound cake with the toppings we mentioned above. Can you imagine two slices of grilled pound cake with nutella and coconut flakes in the middle? Take a look below, because that’s exactly what the person after us ordered.