On a rainy day that I didn’t bring lunch to work, I went against all odds and didn’t get myself a nice bowl of hot, hearty soup. Instead, I walked right outside my office building and grabbed a bite at Street Meet the food truck. Like Tacofino, I’ve walked by Street Meet so, so many times yet I never ate there until now.
I ordered its Grilled Lamb Burger. I was forewarned that their portion is quite big, so I made some effort in convincing them to sell me a half-order. As expected, they didn’t, so I got the whole thing, but asked them to cut it in half for me.
It was only just OK. I don’t eat a lot of burgers, because I have a thing about ground meat (especially beef) turn patties. But for the few burgers that I’ve had, they always have some nice char marks on the outside. After all, the patties should be grilled. For some strange reason, this lamb patty had a dull, grey colour to it, with almost no char marks. It looked like it was pre-cooked and then put on the grill just to heat it up, so there wasn’t enough time to leave any char marks.
Also, the patty was definitely lacking some texture. It’s like something got blended into a paste form, then shaped as a patty. I couldn’t tell if it’s meat, or something else. It could use more seasoning, especially against the garlicy Tzatziki sauce.
On the positive side, I do like that they slightly toasted the buns and the use of fresh vegetables made it refreshing. The chips were very good, crispy and nicely seasoned. The burger was quite big though, so I couldn’t finish the chips and had them as snacks later.
The guys on the truck were very friendly. I do appreciate that they were calling out the amount of time still needed to finish the burger. Definitely helpful when you’re waiting in the cold, in the rain, trying to head back indoor as soon as possible.
I like their concept of trying to bring sustainable, local food to the food truck world, but I wasn’t impressed at all by the burger. For $12, it’s definitely on the pricey side for food truck food, and I honestly do not think it was worth the money. I wanted to like it, but I didn’t.
Burrard Street & Pender Street, Vancouver