Food Truck Throwdown

Foodtruck Throwdown

I woke up bright and early this past Saturday and hit downtown Boston. There was gonna be a fight!

It was a battle between the tastiest food trucks from Boston and New York!

To savor the festivities, I decided to volunteer for the event. I spent my afternoon doling out ballots and doing some crowd control. Oh boy were the crowds large at trucks like Roxy’s Grilled Cheese.

Serious Business

I found out about this awesome event through Pennypackers, my favorite food truck.

They were competing in this food truck throwdown, and had an awesome catch phrase: “we will pork you.”


Pennypacker’s have a special place in my heart. They have this incredibly delicious porchetta sandwich. I feel like I’ve had all their seasonal incarnates, porchetta with rabe, prochetta with pickled fennel, porchetta with moustarda.

One afternoon, I strolled to Pennypacker’s, and was heartbroken when I saw they had ran out of porchetta. Before I said anything, Kevin, who I think is the owner, leaned closer across the truck window, and said,

“Jenny, if you want a porchetta, I think I have one left.”

Best moment of my life right there (at least for my tastebuds).


I watched the faces of the judges lit up as they tasted the Pennypacker’s porchetta. There was no way Pennypacker’s wouldn’t win.

They did win!

They won Best of Boston and Best Overall!

Congrats Pennypacker’s!

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