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Sep 11, 2013 04:22 AM

Boston's best food truck

Boston's best food truck

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      1. re: C. Hamster

        I know chubby does a great truck business. He leaves out of washington street in canton and does little or no walk in business. Food must taste better off a truck when someone is on a short lunch hour.
        I've seen several on this board cut up sysco chicken. Guess what trucks I see delivering to chubby?

          1. re: C. Hamster

            So sysco chicken is terrible unless it's on a food truck which you endorse?

            1. re: libertywharf

              To be honest, Sysco deliveries are not a 'scarlet letter'. Many small businesses use Sysco, U.S. foods (the other Sysco), and the Resteraunt Depot (a sort of brick and mortar Sysco truck), to provide for both pantry items, and mains. While I get the criticism of the vendor, it's the end result (what's done with the final product) that counts. Mind you I also get Libertywharf's point, just not sure why Chubby's is the source for his ire? I bet most trucks use those big 3 provisioners though, and all do the same service

              1. re: devilham

                I don't have a problem with sysco, I'm just making a point that some on this board have had issues with it in the past.
                Even so my post about chubby is just my opinion and my observations. Their retail store is always empty.

                1. re: devilham

                  This point will be moot soon anyway. The Chubby Chickpea truck is going kosher.

                  1. re: devilham

                    Also, even among the food items, Sysco has different "levels" of quality.

                    I don't think they are *necessarily* a scarlet letter, either. It is how they use it. I do, however, think it is totally fair when someone knocks, say, Tia's for just putting out Sysco junk. Presumably, most of us knows what is meant by that.

                    1. re: Alcachofa

                      Sysco delivers to Mistral several times a week.

                      1. re: C. Hamster

                        Yup, even fine dining establishments that I have worked at use Sysco or US Foods as I said for pantry items (flour, sugar, salt, corn starch, etc.) and then specialty food houses for other items (Acardi and Sons, Sid Weiner, etc.) that are of quality.

              1. re: ebone

                Agree, and it's not close. The innovation in this sector, beyond these guys, has gone downhill.

                For everyday healthier stuff, Bon Me is good, as are a few Momogoose options (although mixed with some not good ones).

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