“Too many people just eat to consume calories. Try dining for a change.”

John Walters

There’s something about a food truck that is so appealing. I don’t know if it’s because I’m amazed by how one could make such bold flavor in such a little space or solely the novelty of eating from a truck grabs me but either way it’s an experience. After work a few Thursdays ago, I stopped at the MVP building in downtown Schenectady to get some food from Wandering Dago for the first time. I follow them on twitter and reading their menu pushed me to rush home after work to give them a try. WanderingDagoI had such a hard time choosing from their menu. They use fresh and healthy ingredients that may change what you think about food trucks.

If your only experience with food trucks is hot dogs and hamburgers with no variance and no flavor then your next stop needs to be Wandering Dago. For example the day I went for lunch, their options included grilled chicken, mozzarella, pesto, brisket, hummus, feta, Gorgonzola, guacamole and I could name everything they used but you get the point. I ordered the side of the day which was bruschetta ($1) and the Kaschlopas ($8) which was grilled chicken, hummus, feta, kalamata olives and lettuce, tomato and onions.

I would’ve shared a picture of what the food looked like but my camera ran out of batteries and I was really hungry- it was lunch time! I’m sure though, that this will not at all be my last visit to the Wandering Dago truck so food pictures to follow the next time, promise. The Kaschlopas was amazing! The ingredients were remarkably fresh and delicious. I love olives and really enjoyed that I was able to taste them among all of the other stronger flavored ingredients, especially the feta. The only downside is that I think I would have preferred a nice warm pita along with it.

I expected the bruschetta to be on bread and was pleasantly surprised when it came on lettuce. The mix of basil, onions and tomatoes was great but the lettuce kind of took away from the bruschetta feeling of the side and it just felt like a really great salad. The squishy ingredients of the bruschetta was begging for something harder to balance the textures and if not bread, maybe a harder lettuce would do. Overall, everything was so fresh you’d be surprised to know it came from a food truck and not a full restaurant kitchen. I’m very impressed with the flavors that come out of that truck and I can’t wait to head down to Schenectady again in the coming weeks to try something else. If you want to know where they are each day or what is on the menu, follow them on twitter and make sure to LIKE them on Facebook!

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