Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lukes Lobster - New York City

So we were talking around, casually exploring NYC and trying to look local. It was lunchtime and we were hungry and just as we were debating about what to eat, we noticed this HUGE line that extended pretty much the whole block. What were they lining up for?!?!?

My partner's theory - if there is a line, join it. And so we joined. After joining the long long long line, one of us scouted out what in the world we were lining up for and bingo! One of the thing's we had yet to try - the lobster roll.

We were informed by others in the line that a recent fad in NYC was these pop-up lunch spots where food trucks would just park somewhere in the city selling specialised foods - be it lobster rolls, cupcakes, icecream or anything! Foodies from all around NYC would track down these trucks (line up for ages) and try their foods.

epic line of foodies lobster truck

The line was epic. By the time we got to the front, anticipation for this lobster roll had sky-rocketed. We ordered a Schooner meal each. This comprised of a drink, a packet of chips (cos everything comes with chips), and a lobster roll (or a crab roll or a shrimp roll).

schooner meal

The lobster roll was massive!!! Served "maine" style, there was a heap of chilled lobster chunks, coated in mayo, lemon butter and some spices sitting ontop of a freshly toasted and buttered new-england style split top bun. ZOMG YUM~ It was like eating a whole lobster in a bun! Hahaha. The lobster was super fresh, the meat was so subtly sweet and the buttery soft bun was a perfect accompaniment.

Lobster roll

So they have actual stores around the city - but who want's to buy this from an actual store when you can chase it's mobile truck around the city and eat like a bumb in the nearby park?

Food - 9/10
Service - 7/10
Ambiance - ?
Value for money - 7/10
Overall - 23+?/40

Lukes Lobster
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Simon Leong said...

OMG i want something like this to come to Sydney :-) yum yum!

Cara.S said...

OMG! SO AWESOME!!! :))))))

OohLookBel said...

I'd be tailgating that truck all around the city! Fantastic that you got to try it.

bbsnoopy said...

We went past different trucks in NYC. There was some really awesome icecream (pricey though), cupcakes and other yummy eats.
The trucks just park anywhere. There's meant to be a website where you can follow all the trucks and where they are going during the day - but i'm not sure what the site is... >.<

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

So...much...LOBSTER!!! Was it good value price-wise? I've heard there's been taco trucks popping up around Melbourne lately so I hope this trend catches on in Sydney.