Get this… we have a food truck… HEALTHY FOOD! And in… Rogers? Getting trendy, aren’t we?
A special thank-you goes out to yeast-n-math (the self-proclaimed “cyclist foodie of Rogers”) who discovered this awesome new food truck in Rogers!
Jen Mattson, owner of The Grateful Kitchen is now in her third week, serving lunch Tuesday-Friday from 11am-2pm each day from the parking lot of Rogers Natural Foods on 13th Street. It is a great arrangement. Simply walk up to the window, put in your order, chat a moment with Jen, get out of the heat and shop Rogers Natural Foods, and when Jen is finished she will deliver your to-go order in the store where they will ring you up! Very easy.
The Grateful Kitchen’s menu is the limited but she is very flexible. For example, I was really interested in the mozzarella cheese, tomato, and basil sandwich but alas, as you know I cannot eat dairy or wheat. “No problem,” says Jen. “I made gluten-free bread!”
May I just said I might have cried a little in the inside.
This sandwich as amazing and the gluten-free bread was like a moist biscuit! And juicy, thick, home-grown tomatoes. Oh wow, I’m drooling again. I can only imagine how the regular bread and cheese addition must taste!
And another flexibility she worked in… she removed the prosciutto from the rice pilaf menu (note: A co-worker of mine, Brandon, ordered his with the prosciutto. He and I both agree that it is a better dish without it. The grease from it can be a little too much). Can we have a moment of silence for a perfect medley of rice, carrots, and roasted cauliflower florets? Ahhhh…. Delightful.
And lastly, I ordered the gluten-free option for dessert: brownies. Jen says she uses a recipe from a chef in Berkley. Creamy, gooey, and tasty. I loved it! I did have to get a “professional opinion” from another co-worker, Angela. Angela is a desert freak so I knew she would give me an honest opinion of how it compares to a “real” brownie. It’s been awhile since I had one. She agreed about the texture: perfect. She felt it needed more chocolate and a little more sweet. So, for all of you non gluten-free folks, go with the regular option. Fellow gluten-free foodies, I personally was in heaven! Then again, I don’t have a sweet tooth and I am not into chocolate (I know, I know, many of you will stop following now since I admitted that).
The Grateful Kitchen’s menu changes weekly, so be sure to check out her website each week or follow her on facebook for the latest information.
I’d like to leave you with a little photo montage of what you will expect when you visit The Grateful Kitchen! Let me know what you think and what your favorite menu item is!
Happy food-truck eating!