Food Truck Road Trip! – O Street Truck in Santa Barbara!
I was just on a work road trip to Santa Barbara, right by University of California, Santa Barbara.
I of course made my compulsory stop by FreeBirds for the bigger than life burritos and the stuffed crust pizza at Woodstocks. Both of these face stuffing adventures where compulsory to visiting the neighborhood. The food memories plus the college vibe of the neighborhood, made me feel like Will Ferrel in Old School. At about 12:00 I woke up from my meeting autopilot daydream zombie mode and remembered that I am in my 30’s now and I am hungry.
Fortunately for me, Gourmet Food Trucks now stalk all corporate buildings. We selected “O Street” Food truck, who specializes in French – Vietnamese Mexican? fusion fare. The serve 4 main types of items a) Vietnamese Sandwiches (BANH MI SANDWICH) b) Vietnamese/French style tacos c) French Pastry pizzas d) French Fries d) Hot and Cold French Soups (tomato Bisque for example) e) Salads f) Deserts (wish I had tried) g) Vietnamese Ice Coffee. I posted a link to their menu below.
My Group ordered one of each of the sandwiches and the fries. Overall the food was good and a good value. The Sandwiches all used a 8 inch piece of crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside French Baget. All the Sandwiches were typical Vietnamese sandwiches with the chunky cut carrots, shaved onion and liberally applied Cilantro and hidden landmines of peppers. The meat in the sandwiches were high marinade and delicious, but there was definitely not enough meat. A few more chunks per bite would have made me happy. The Vege sandwich a same extra lettuce and other random veges. My co-worker Gaurang thought it was pretty good as far as Vege sandwiches go. I gave the “O-Truck” and their sandwiches a 3 on my scale of 1-5. A ranking of “3” means that I would order it again, but would not go out of my way to tell family and friends.
Link to O Street Truck Menu: http://www.ostreettruck.com/our-menu