Food Truck: Red Hook Lobster Truck
Sighting: 46th and 6th
I remember there was a time when you had to drive to Maine or Massachusetts to get a taste of a decent lobster, and you’d pay through the roof for it. Then all of a sudden in the last few years it seems lobster is as common as french fries.
Lobster trucks seemed to be all the rage for a while but lately there’s been a reckoning. Luke’s Lobster has moved out of the City and so the big fish (or crustacean) in town is the Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck.
My office is on the East side, so I hopped on a City Bike to the Lobster Truck and ordered, what else, their lobster roll. Here’s what it looked like.
These were big honking pieces of lobster which were amazingly fresh with that snap that comes from really good seafood. They were perfectly seasoned with bay seasoning and mayo, with shredded lettuce on toasted bread which was itself doused in delicious butter. Since I was already paying $17 for lunch, I decided to splurge and get one of their fancy-schmancy sodas and a bag of (what else) Cape Cod potato chips.
It’s a pricey option for lunch but well worth it.
5 of 5 stars.
Price I paid: $21
Tricks for fast ordering: Lobster roll.
What to order if you’re a newbie: Lobster roll.
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