When it comes to food trucks, I’m a fan but sometimes have a hard time keeping up with all the new ones on the road and their whereabouts. But recently I got lucky with Zeke’s Meats. I had seen pics of their food truck online and noted the interesting menu. It’s a bit meat-heavy (surprise) and a spin on Philly-style sandwiches. Luckily the stars aligned and I get pinged on twitter for an upcoming lunch right down the street from me. Tempting menu + minimal food willpower means I’m headed out to N. Glenwood for a quick lunch visit to Zeke’s Meats!
Roaming around the office complex at 3700 Glenwood Avenue, I quickly spot Zeke’s trailer. It’s hard to miss, painted in a bright green and humorous cartoon animals. Up front, Zeke’s Meats has a chalkboard menu which is pretty simple: a handful of snacks-apps along with three sandwiches. Rosemary parmesan fries are $5 or $2 as an add-on option with sammiches. I go with some Calabrian chili wings and the roast pork sandwich.
While I’m waiting I get to check out their truck a bit more closely and it’s funny. The cartoon animals are all spoofing a bit on the Philly stereotype with the addition of gold chains, an Italian horn and tattoos, funny stuff. It takes about 10 minutes for my food which is pretty quick and I get my bag for my take-out meal. At home I unwrap everything and it looks and smells fantastic! The Calabrian chili wings are plump, perfectly fried and a good mix of sweet and spicy, great stuff! And the roast pork sandwich (with provolone, broccoli di rabe, hot peppers) is a beast at over 10″ long on nice, warm bread. It’s a good sandwich but I think the aluminum wrap around it held in the moisture, dampening the bread. So I’ll need to try it at the truck, hot and fresh sometime soon! But still, a very well-stuffed sandwich and full of tender, thin-sliced pork. One day I’ll make it over to the classic DiNic’s in Philadelphia!
So overall I was pretty happy with my meatalicious choices and meal from Zeke’s Meats. Great ingredients, an interesting concept and strong portion sizes work for me! If you’re a carnivore and spy that bright green trailer with the cartoon animals on it, make an effort to grab a meal with them. I’m not sure when I’ll run into Zeke’s Meats again but I’m hoping it’s sometime soon for roast pork sandwich #2…
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