I caught up with the Cinnamon Snail near Union Square on a sunny Saturday afternoon. After learning I recently moved the NYC, James Cunningham (host of Eat Street on the Cooking Channel) made me promise I’d check it out stat! In a fun twist of fate, they had a planned stop just blocks from my apartment the day after James and I chatted.
I saw award stickers on the truck and, based on their website, they’ve gotten accolades and/or awards from:
- Yelp (#1 place to eat in NYC, #4 in the US)
- Mobile Cuisine (2012 and 2013 best vegetarian food truck)
- BuzzFeed (Top 5 Most Popular Food Trucks of 2013)
- New York Times, HuffPo, Gothamist
- Vendy Awards, Veggie Awards
- The list goes on and on and on!
Once at the front of the line, I asked for their 2 most popular items. For $6 I got 1 Vendy Award-winning creme brûlée pastry, and 1 raspberry cheesecake pastry.
These aren’t just delicious for vegan food (don’t lie, you know what I mean omnivores), they’re ridiculously delish no matter what scale you’re weighing them on. The
creme brûlée pastry was the best sweet thing I’ve had (ever in life). No matter how hard I try, I can’t put the deliciousness into words. You think you’ve had fluffy yet decadent pastries, but you haven’t had one of these babies. My favorite part of the creme brûlée was the crunch on top with a smoky flavor from being browned. Neither was overly sweet (great for a savory-preferring palette like mine).
I am definitely going to start stalking this truck so I can explore their menu even more!