For one reason or another, the truck formerly known as Street Sweets has had to change its name. And given that its subsequent makeover make the truck "Chopper" (named after proprietor Grant Di Mille's dog) seem all glitzy and new, I figured it was the perfect time to check out what Sweetery has to offer.
I decided to start with something savory before diving into all the desert options, and since Di Mille and co-proprieter Samira Mahboubian concoct their extensive menu with a distinct European flair, a leek, onion, and swiss cheese quiche seemed like the way to go. After just one bite, I could tell I had made a wonderful choice. The onions and leeks were cooked to perfection—which is to say, not at all overpowering and just a tiny bit caramelized—and the cheese was plentiful and flavorful, the body of the quiche almost fluffy. The top was browned ever so slightly and the crust, while probably the least sensational thing about this concoction, was still yummy, buttery, and dense.
The oatmeal-currant scone was also quite good. It's soft by normal scone standards, with tiny currants that gush with flavor. The croissant, something of a signature dish for the Sweetery, was equally tasty, with a good buttery flavor and nice density. I wished for more of a layered, crispy consistency, but it was definitely delicious.
I wasn't, granted, totally enamored with the chocolate brioche, filled with what was essentially (if not exactly) chocolate pudding.
The flourless chocolate walnut cookie also wasn't my favorite. Though the texture was spot on—chewy and satisfying with the occasional interjection of walnuts—the chocolate brought a strange aftertaste with it. The chocolate chip cookie, on the other hand, was something to write home about. With a generous helping of large chocolate chunks and a well-calibrated dough (one of my pet peeves is chocolate chip cookie dough that is really sugar cookie dough in disguise), it was really all I had hoped for. Another point in the 'plus' column for this wonderful sweets truck.
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