Wednesday, December 2, 2009
When you live in New York you become accustomed to lines. Lines for good pizza, lines for your favorite brunch place, and yes, lines for food trucks. Now where I'm from in New Haven, people wait in line for two things. Pizza and pastries--usually pastries of the Italian variety in anticipation of various feast days. Well, now you can add cupcakes to that list...
I've been wanting to try the New Haven Cupcake Truck for ages. They typically are on the road from Monday through Friday when I'm typically in NYC. A family event brought me home to CT a little early just a few Fridays ago and I knew that I would be seeking out the Cupcake Truck.
As soon as my dad picked me up from the train, I revealed the plan. Pick up cupcakes. Pick up Thai food. Right before I left for New Haven I checked out the Cupcake Truck's twitter. They were planning to be outside the Study Hotel on Chapel Street from 4:00pm until they ran out. But when we arrived the truck was no where to be found. Sadness. So Dad and I drove around in search of this Thai place I read about online. A few laps around downtown lead us back to Chapel Street where we decided to check out Thai Taste. As we passed the Study Hotel we noticed that a long line had formed. Could it be?
YES! The Cupcake Truck was pulling into position. After about 15 minutes of waiting in line, it was my turn. At the Cupcake Truck you get to choose your cupcake and frosting for $2 and then you can add toppings like rainbow and chocolate sprinkles for .25. Premium toppings like cocoa nibs go for .50 or more. My first choice was easy--red velvet with vanilla frosting. I was intrigued by their pumpkin cupcake, but torn between their maple cream cheese frosting and their chocolate frosting. Cupcake Truck co-owners, Todd and Marsha Rowe suggested that I needed to try it with half and half. Brilliant!
The cupcakes were delicious. Moist and sweet but not too sweet. I shared bites with the fam and they were a hit all around. Certifiably delicious. Now I have to figure out how to get myself back to New Haven when the Cupcake Truck is out and about...
The Cupcake Truck
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