Keep On Food Truckin: Urban Express
A couple of weeks ago, I caught word of a few new Food Trucks that opened right around Canada Day. Sadly I’ve been burying my face in Gore Park for my truck consumption of late so I hadn’t had an opportunity to try the new guys out. Lucky for me, Savoury Saturday gave me an opportunity to change things up. I’d heard about Urban Express having good sandwiches. I’m a sucker for a sandwich so it was a no brainer to see what they had to offer. Marie met up with me for this venture.
Chipotle Mango Chicken – $9
Marie ordered this one without Tomato (she’s 100% anti Tomato). This had its ups and down. Chicken was cooked perfectly with a great sear. We both enjoyed the amazing Garlic Mayo. I’m not a big sweet guy but she was happy with the Mango dressing. On the flip side, the Bacon was under-cooked and thus a bit chewy. The true issue though was the bread itself. The bun was fantastic as Urban Express picks up daily from a local bakery on the Hamilton Mountain. However, the bun was too large for its own good. There was too much bread compared to the ingredients in the sandwich. A smaller bun would make a world of difference in terms of getting more flavour.
The Loader – $11
I don’t typically like throwing my mug in my reviews but I wanted to give everyone a full understand of just how big this sandwich really was. This was an absolute meat overload. The Loader has Steak, Bacon, and Sausage. and then covered in melted Mozzarella & Provolone. It’s finished off with 2 layers of Tomatoes, Lettuce and Garlic Mayo. Unlike the other sandwich, The Loader NEEDS every bit of the bun to hold it together. It had serious weight to it. The Steak & Bacon were both cooked to my liking. I prefer Steak Medium to Medium Well Done ONLY IN A SANDWICH! Bacon was crisp but not burned. On the flip side, I found the Sausage a little under-cooked. It created a weird texture clash with the steak & bacon upon biting into it. Lettuce & Tomato were both fresh and tasty. I’d pass on the second layer of Tomato though in favour of something along the lines of Red Onion. On the whole I really enjoyed it. I ate at 1pm and wasn’t hungry again for 8 or 9 hours. It could easily be enough food for the day.
I’ll eventually be back to try the Chicken Pesto as that’s what first caught my eye but as usual my eyes were bigger than my stomach (if that’s even possible) and went with The Loader. If you see Urban Express, come hungry. You’re going to need plenty of room to tackle their sandwiches.
Shout outs to Bees. They’re Marie‘s FAVOURITE lunch companion.