Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > New Orleans >
May 14, 2010 03:17 PM

Nom Nom Truck in NOLA this weekend: get your bahn mi on

The L.A.-based bahn mi truck, aka the Nom Nom Truck, will be in NOLA this weekend only. Find it (and a Food Network TV crew) in the parking lot of Pinkberry on Magazine St from noon to 8 pm, Sat & Sun (across the street from Whole Foods). The Nom Nom Truck sells bahn mi, Vietnamese tacos, and a few other seen recently in Saveur and Travel & Leisure.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Just got word of a schedule change: Nom Nom truck will be at Pinkberry today (Saturday) from 3-8 pm, outside the Spotted Cat on Frenchmen from 10 pm to 1 am, and back at Pinkberry on Sunday from 3-8 pm.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Hungry Celeste

      I was going to head up there this afternoon. I'm glad I saw this first!

      I guess we'll check it out after the Irvin Mayfield show in Washington Sq. Park tonight.

      Thanks for the info.

      1. re: NYNO

        Another slight schedule change: today (Sunday), they'll arrive at Pinkberry at 6 pm.

    2. Anybody find the elusive Nom Nom truck? Just got back from a third trip to Pinkberry lot in two days; no signs or sightings.

      10 Replies
      1. re: nomadchowwoman

        No -- been there a few times tonight. Thought Hungry Celeste might know something. So disappointed, been thinking about it all day. If anyone hears anything let us know, I've got someone on Frenchmen St keeping an eye out.

        1. re: urbandog

          Also took a trip out to Frenchmen tonight, thinking maybe they opted for that as there didn't appear to be any place for the truck to park near Pinkberry, but nothing there either.

          [Something strange about these chow post times. They post as two hours earlier than they actually are. I posted my earlier post at 7:34 p.m., not 5:34. Between 7 and 7:15, we were at the Pinkberry lot.]

          1. re: nomadchowwoman

            Sorry that you guys missed it...I think the weather played havoc with their schedule. Uptown street flooding didn't help, either. Here's a pic of the Vietnamese tacos, for those of you who missed it.

            1. re: Hungry Celeste

              The truck was outside of the Spotted Cat on Saturday. We were going to Frechman to listen to music anyway so I figured I would give it a shot.

              At 1045p I asked the girl in the truck what time they would be open until. She confirmed it would be 1a. At around 1215a I left the club to get some food but they were closing up and wouldnt serve me!

              How was it?

              1. re: NYNO

                Sounds like if you happen to be there when they happen to be there, and then IF they feel like serving you, you might get lucky.

                A little celebrity is a dangerous thing.

                (Serves me right for not remembering where my bahn mi is buttered--on Chef Menteur Hwy.)

                1. re: nomadchowwoman

                  In defense of the Nom, the whole purpose of the trip to NOLA was to shoot a TV show, not to do "regular" business.

                  1. re: nomadchowwoman

                    HA! That's true--Chef Menteur keeps me humble.

                  2. re: NYNO

                    Visiting from San Francisco and found the Nom Nom truck on Frenchman Sat night. Unfortunately they closed up the truck early due to some schedule changes and I missed out on getting some food.

                    The ladies were supposed to be at Pinkberry Sunday during the day, but plans changed. Even the people at Pinkberry did not have any updates on when the truck would arrive. Finally was able to catch the truck late Sunday night before they had to leave town.

                    All I can say it was well worth the hunt to track down the truck. Had my sampling of various menu items. Not only is food one of the best, the ladies of the Nom Nom truck are wonderful people.

                    From one foodie to another, I hope they win the food truck competition. Good luck to the ladies and safe travels on your road trip.

            2. re: nomadchowwoman

              i too looked for it both days with much anticipation. no sign of it. very disappointing. either stick to the schedule (assuming it was right) or don't advertise anything, but don't advertise you're going to be somewhere at a certain time and not show up.