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NYC Food Truck Lunch: Jerk Chicken Grilled Cheese From The Morris Truck

(credit: Perry R.)

(credit: Perry R.)

The Morris Truck is one of the old-timers in the NYC food truck world. That means they first came onto the scene 3 years ago, a veritable Ancient Mariner in this business.

As any food truck worth its salt knows, you need to keep things fresh to keep ‘em coming back, and the Morris Truck does this well. There are the classics, and then the ever-changing specials.

One of the newer specials on the menu is Jerk Chicken Grilled Cheese, which we ordered for $9.

Instead of classic jerk chicken, the Morris Truck used slices of chicken sausage, which was surprising. You don’t often see jerk chicken substituted with chicken sausage (for good reason).

Joining the “jerk chicken” was ale cheddar cheese, which did have a faint taste of beer. The cheese was strong enough to stand up to the other strong flavors in the sandwich, especially the pickled onions, and what was described on the menu as bbq sauce.

The bbq sauce was not at all what we expected. It was a creamy, slightly spicy white sauce, not tomato-based in the least. We’re not sure if this was a mistake, or if the Morris Truck considers this to be a bbq sauce. We certainly do not.

(credit: Perry R.)

(credit: Perry R.)

The dominant flavors in this sandwich were the pickled onions, cheddar cheese and the sauce. The chicken sausage was tasty when we hit a bite, but there was not enough chicken sausage for our liking, especially at $9 a sandwich.

The Morris Truck does grill each sandwich perfectly, but we’ve had better lunches from them in the past.

You can find the Morris Truck on Twitter here or on Facebook here. Just look for the big EAT sign in lights on the side of the truck.

(credit: Perry R.)

(credit: Perry R.)