UPDATE: Foodie Cart is now doing business as Fresh Street Yakitori out of the Double Happiness bar, and only occasionally doing breakfast.
Date of Visit: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 10:45 a.m.
IMPRESSIONS: The Foodie Cart has been serving up Japanese-style crepes out of a New York City-style food cart since June of this year. This was my first visit (shame on me!) to the cart. Finally prompted by their Facebook posts about trying a breakfast menu, I ventured out to see the breakfast crepes.
FOOD: The menu featured five crepes – four savory and one sweet. These were the features the day I visited:
- teriyaki steak and eggs
- Genoa salami, egg, and mozzarella
- spinach porcini quiche
- miso-jalapeno hash brown
- Greek yogurt with mixed berries and pecan granola
The miso-jalapeno hash was sold out by the time I arrived. They also served a miso soup and a grapefruit gelatin cup. Keep in mind that this was their first try at breakfast, and that some of these items were adaptations from their lunch/dinner menus. So things may change if they continue doing breakfast. They started serving around 9:30 a.m., which is a little late for some for breakfast, but these crepes are good any time.
OVERALL: If business seems a bit harried at the Foodie Cart, cut them some slack. The lines are long – which is a good thing – and crepes can only be made one at a time. But the crepes are delicious, and already have a steady crowd following them around town. So while you’re in line, relax. Get your picture taken (you might show up on Facebook). Take pictures yourself. Chat with folks in line. It’s all part of the experience!