NYC Food Truck Lunch: Bratwurst Platter From Schnitzel & Things
Broadway between 55th & 56th St has become the latest “food truck paradise”, with 6 food trucks and 2 carts parked on the block or around the corner when we stopped by recently.
There was a traffic cop giving out tickets to the food trucks because it’s not technically legal in NYC to sell food from a truck parked at curbside.
However, two food carts were legally parked on the sidewalk, and one of them was Schnitzel & Things, a particular favorite of ours.
We are going to be having schnitzel at home this week for dinner one night, so we went for the bratwurst. It costs $5 for a sandwich or $7 for a platter, which comes with 2 sides.
As long-time readers of NYSF know, Schnitzel & Things won the 2009 Vendy Award for Rookie of the Year, and was a Vendy Cup Finalist the following year, in 2010.
Last year they added a street cart to the truck they have had since 2009.
As for the food, the bratwurst was cooked to well done, with a crispy snap on the outside. The brat had a good flavor, but was a tad too overdone in the middle.
Schnitzel & Things always have good side dishes, although we were disappointed to see they don’t offer the beet & feta side dish on the cart menu. You have to go to the truck for that one due to space constraints on the cart.
The cucumber salad was refreshing, as always.
The fries were better than they used to be. The fries at S&T were not so great in the past, but now they are thin and crispy.
Our only complaint with the fries was the ketchup. C’mon guys, use Heinz (or at least Hunts). This Chef’s Quality ketchup brand was fun-kay!
One thing we might suggest is to offer the option of 2 bratwurst in the platter for an additional $3-4, depending on your cost. We would have chosen that option!