Let’s Eat Out Food Cart Taste Test

Written By Audra Johnson from her house on Starker Avenue

I hope everyone has been enjoying the food trucks on Thursdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Let’s Eat Out Madison on Buckeye Rd. I’ve personally tried three dishes as of now. That makes me an absolute authority on all food items all food carts have to offer (sarcasm). I do feel confident enough to share my opinions on the specific items I have tasted. So I’ll write a brief review and description of the food I tried, but I invite you to share what food cart items you would recommend to everyone as well. Hit Leave a Reply and tell us your suggestions!

1. Gili’s Panini’s – First a confession, my favorite thing in the whole world is a toasty turkey sandwich. So I ordered the Turkey Pesto Panini. It was warm, a little crunchy, melty cheesy with just enough pesto to give it a unique better-than-maynoaise taste. The best part about this panini is that it’s not messy, you could sit still or walk around and it won’t be all over your shirt.

Turkey Pesto Panini

Turkey Pesto Panini

2. Jakarta Cafe – Banana Bread Buns with Chocolate. This was a perfect dessert for my taste. I only ate one and saved the other one. It’s most similar to an empanada. The breading is like a pastry surrounding part of a cooked banana and inside the bread the banana is surrounded by chocolate. This is best served warm but not hot. You might find it difficult to stand/walk and eat but if you sit down and eat it with a fork you won’t spill it.

Stuffed Banana Bread

Stuffed Banana Bread

3. Fried & Fabulous – Here’s the Treat Yo Self or Cheat Day option. I chose the Shrimp Po Boy with Lemon Tartar Sauce and french fries. The sandwich bread was toasted just right with the right amount of sauce inside; not too much and not too little. I was happy with the taste of the shrimp, it wasn’t overwhelmed by the breading. I was expecting some flavoring on the french fries, but the only seasoning is salt. You’ll want to eat this hot, and eat it sitting down.

Shrimp Po Boy & Fries

Shrimp Po Boy & Fries


3 thoughts on “Let’s Eat Out Food Cart Taste Test

  1. Tiffani Roltgen

    My girls (ages 4 and 3) are in love with the turkey panini from the “yellow cart!” Personally, I have to go with the lemon lavender white chocolate mini cheesecake from The Looking Glass Bakery http://thelookingglassbakery.com/ Melt-in-your-mouth delicious and just the right portion size!

  2. Kandra

    Love love love the cheese curds at Fried and Fabulous! Also love their fried cheesecake, but they don’t have this available at all times. The Chicago dogs at FIB’s are excellent, as well. That’s the only item I’ve tried from this food cart.
    I’ve got admit, I was underwhelmed at the few carts that were present the one time that we ventured over to Let’s Eat Out at City Church, but I’d try it again, with my fingers crossed that there will be more of a selection.

  3. mona everett

    So far, we have liked everything we’ve tried, which is a lot, but we never skip the Looking Glass cupcakes! Yes, lavender is my favorite, too, but all of them are excellent. I loved the night she had the minis, so I could try all 4 flavors! (I did take 2 home for later!)

    Of course, we’ve had some really nice weather most nights, with a breeze to keep the mosquitos away. The nights with entertainment are a plus, but it is fun just sitting and chatting with the neighbors.

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