You know you’re a hipster when you’re paying $12 – $16 for plates of Organic French cuisine from a food truck on the corner of Thayer & George Street. I have to be honest, I’m not sure this concept would work anywhere else in Rhode Island except the East Side of Providence. But lately, unconventional is what I have been drawn to. It’s a different type of food experience, still serving superior quality ingredients, just in a different setting. Sure, I can understand why most people, at this price point, would prefer to sit down in a comfy restaurant and be served by an attentive wait staff. But since it was the first day this year to break 70 degrees, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to eat outside…amongst all the other hipsters.
Food trucks have really come a long way in recent years. Check out Plouf Plouf for example. They are like a mobile version of an upscale restaurant. Who would have thought that you could order Hanger Steak & Frites ($16) , Duck Burgers ($13), or Truffled Mac & Cheese ($10) from something on four wheels? Unfortunately I visited on a busy day (probably due to the beautiful weather) and they were sold out of most of their top items. As a result, I opted for another popular choice on their menu.
This Grilled German Pork Sausage was served with Frites, Red Pepper-Onion Compote, and Pea Shoots, all piled onto a slightly charred Demi-Baguette. My favorite part of this tasty sandwich was the warm, crusty baguette along with the complex flavor or the Red Pepper-Onion compote. I could have done without the excessive amount of Pea Shoots…but that was an easy fix as I just brushed them aside. Not sure it was the best bang for my buck though. Next time, I will be sure to give the Duck Burger a try!
So if you spot this Mobile Bistro parked somewhere in Providence during lunch/dinner hours, stop by with an open mind. I admit, it is definitely pricey in comparison to other food trucks, but Plouf Plouf uses high quality ingredients and executes their dishes with finesse. Let us know what you think!