Everyday Eats: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches at GreenGo

This new food truck is all about grilled cheese



You've got to give it up for a food truck whose idea of a "basic" grilled cheese sandwich includes five types of cheese. GreenGo is that truck. They serve one thing: grilled cheese sandwiches

A food truck serving updated takes on a comfort classic that doesn't require cutlery makes sense, and GreenGo's approach to the grilled cheese sandwich is highly creative. There are seven main options, plus a few rotating specials. The second half of the menu, dubbed the "indecisive list", is where things really get interesting. That's where you'll find the Puerto Nuevo style grilled cheese ($11.50), with butter fried lobster, snow crab, and chipotle aioli, and the five-cheese blend, and the "RB" ($8.50), a Roquefort blue and brie grilled cheese with balsamic caramelized onions, arugula, and pear and walnut aioli. 

I tested the simplest option to get a baseline: the "Basic 5", with provolone, aged cheddar, meunster, swiss, and mozzarella cheese on grilled Bread & Cie sourdough.

All sandwiches come with a choice of spread, including options like pestard aioli (pesto and mustard) and ale chipotle aioli. I went with the chipotle aioli, then made a slight modification to the sandwich, adding some grilled tomato and arugula, for a total cost of $7.50.

The execution of the sandwich was impeccable. The sourdough bread was toasted to a golden brown and the five types of cheese melted together to form a complexly flavored blanket of gooey dairy. The amount of cheese was enough to be satisfying, but not so much that it hit my stomach like an anvil. It was also a pretty genius combination of flavors and textures. The greens and tomatoes brought some acidity, and the chipotle aioli added some spice. That being said, there was room for more elements. Bacon, sausage, or even a hamburger patty would have been a great idea. If that last option appeals to you,try the "Carnivore" grilled cheese ($9.50), with a grass-fed beef patty.

GreenGo is new on the local food truck scene, and very active. Hunt them down on Twitter @yosoygreengo

Related:
Everyday Eats: Napizza in Little Italy
E
veryday Eats: Bulgogi Sliders at Fuze

About the author: Erin Jackson is obsessed with finding the best cheap and tasty eats in San Diego. Keep up with her other food finds on EJeats.com

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags


Food and Drink

Restaurant reviews and food trends in San Diego

About This Blog

Restaurant reviews, food trends, top cocktails, wine, beer and generally the best eats and drinks in San Diego, with reporting (read: eating) lead by food editor Troy Johnson. Looking for the Erins? Erin Chambers Smith and Erin Meanley? Find their most recent musings over at the Around Town blog. And yes, we know that one needs a new name. We're working on it. 

Archives

Feed

Atom Feed Subscribe to the Food and Drink Feed »

Recent Posts

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

“Will You Marry Me”?

Sharon Jenks, CEO of 6 Degrees, on building business relationships

More Than 1,300 Prizes are Ready to be Given Away

What are you waiting for? Buy your raffle ticket now

Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. The Ultimate San Diego Bucket List
    Whether you’re a native or a newcomer, we’ve got 50 things every San Diegan must do. Now, get started!
  2. 26 BIG Ideas
    San Diego's most innovative thinkers tell us how they would make America’s Finest City a whole lot finer.
  3. Be Seen This Fall in Rancho Mirage
    Enter To Win a 2 Night Stay Package at The Luxurious Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
  4. FIRST LOOK: Kindred
    Death metal vegan has arrived in San Diego. From the creative minds behind Craft & Commerce, Noble Experiment, LOVELIKEBEER—plus one of the country's top vegan chefs—comes Kindred. It's in South Park. It's gonna blow some minds.
  5. San Diego's Best New Restaurants 2015
    From upscale modern Mexican to a hole-in-the-wall Thai spot, food critic Troy Johnson reveals his 10 favorite new eateries of 2015
  6. The Ballast Point Effect
    The Great Craft Sale is on. Constellation Brands recently bought Ballast Point for $1 billion. Heineken bought Lagunitas. MillerCoors bought Saint Archer. What does that mean for the craft beer industry? Experts weigh in.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module