On a Friday, it’s often that there’s no more food at home to bring my lunch, so this past week I was forced to get out of my office and sample a sandwich from the Renaissance Sausage truck that was parked right outside of my building. The appeal of Renaissance Sausage is the locally produced ingredients and freshly made sandwiches.
I can always go for a bacon egg and cheese (just see my series of breakfast sandwich posts from 2009), so I placed my order and was easily talked into a specialty hot apple cider. As I was standing there waiting, a group of students ran up to the truck, one of them exclaiming, “I’ve been looking for this truck! They have the best hot apple cider!”
The menu wasn’t extensive, but the truck seemed to have lots of regular customers and a strong presence on Facebook and twitter (@TheSausageTruck).
The sausage is advertised as being made in South Philadelphia, so I asked where my smoked bacon was from, and got the prompt response, “Green Meadow Farm in Gap, PA.” I like it when the people making food for me know where it’s from.
The sandwich was really good. It wasn’t amazing, but the bacon had tons of flavor–it tasted like a pig should taste, I think–and it certainly didn’t need to be smothered in ketchup, which is the sad fate of many of my breakfast sandwiches.
I have a lot of other new trucks to try this winter (what’s up with the influx of grilled cheese trucks? Not that I’m complaining.) so it may take me a while to get back to Renaissance, but I am so happy to see a rise of local and fresh foods traveling our fine city and becoming popular. Next we’ll be seeing them feeding groups of #Occupy supporters.