Category Archives: Green Truck

Dear Green Truck, We like you. Do you like us? Check one: Yes __ No __

When our show shoots on stage, we art department folks don’t bother to keep our kitchen stocked because we just graze the craft service table. So on Wednesday morning, after we had been shooting at the stage for a couple of days, the cupboards were barren. People poked around the kitchen looking for a Larabar, some cereal, or maybe even some fruit leftover from the previous week to scrounge up for breakfast. But alas, there was nothing, and would be nothing until TJs opened up at nine. Luckily, we didn’t have to mope for long before Green Truck pulled up to save the day!

Since our affair with Green Truck started a couple weeks ago, the crew has always been happy to see that little eco-friendly vehicle show up, but this particular morning people were ecstatic. We had all been so hungry just moments before and now we would be satiated! See how happy our lovely Production Designer looks as he devours his breakfast, at top.

I ordered a Soyrizo Burrito which turned out to be amazing! Here it is:

The spelt tortilla was great this time–I think maybe last time it was stale–and they didn’t skimp on the special sauce which made me happy. It’s not even on the menu so I can’t tell you for sure what was in it–but there were a lot of tasty black beans, that is for sure. Our stage manager, Dave, ordered “The Mother Trucker” which is Green Truck’s veggie burger and it tasted so much like a real hamburger that I spit it out thinking that they had made a mistake, but no, it was purely vegan! For the record, Dave said it tasted nothing like real meat, so maybe I just don’t remember what a real hamburger is like, not having had one for six plus years. Regardless, both Dave and I agree that it’s scrumptious. Here is Dave chowing down:

And here is Greg, our Foreman and avid ¡Yo Soy! reader, getting the stare down from everybody’s favorite Jack Russell, who really wants a bite of his burrito.

We were sad to see you roll up your stairs and move on to the next company with good taste, but we trust we’ll see you again tomorrow, Green Truck. I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.


The Courtship of Green Truck and the Art Department

I think Green Truck has a crush on us. I started to suspect it last week when the restaurant-on-wheels started courting us like one teenager asking another to prom. Every day they would park their big green vehicle right outside the elephant door at our stage and a staff member would appear upstairs in our little art department to suggest we order lunch from them. Finally, on Monday of this week, we decided to give in, but when we called to place our order, we were informed that they aren’t open on Mondays. Why then, did a Green Truck guy come tell us that very morning that they were? Oh Green Truck, I thought we were past all the game-playing days of our youth!

Now we were intrigued. Seems hard-to-catch is actually an effective ploy. We had better luck today when I ordered the breakfast burrito which was filled with a scramble of tofu, broccoli, onion, and spinach. (Breakfast for lunch!–I know, I’m so scandalous). According to the menu, there were supposed to be black beans as well but alas, they were missing. The meal really could have used them too, but it was still tasty without. The tortilla was a flour-less one, which is sort of boggling to think about. It tasted just like a regular tortilla but it broke apart very easily. When it was all said and done, the burrito was more of a tofu scramble with tortilla bits in it, than something you could eat out of your hands. The wrap also had a light slather of a very good bbq-esque sauce which was almost tangy enough to rival Pure Luck‘s. We also ordered hummus which had a weird gritty texture which would have been okay had it not also been completely devoid of any flavor.

This post makes it sound like I didn’t like my food, but I did, I did! There were just some flaws. But we can overlook a few things. Especially when the setbacks are made up for with other good character traits such as Green Truck’s commitment to sustainability. After all, we don’t need a Mr. Right, just a Mr. Right Now. So Green Truck, I’ll give you another chance. Let’s go out on a second date, and this time I promise not to get so drunk.

Green Truck

(the address is sort of pointless, just click on the website to see where the truck goes or call to place your delivery order at (310)204-0477.)