Street Eats: Honey BBQ Chicken Schnitzel from Grill On Wheels

(credit: NYSF)
(credit: NYSF)

Feel like Honey BBQ Chicken? Last month we checked out Grill On Wheels, a new kosher food truck, for the first time. The biggest problem people seemed to be having was the wait, with only 2 people working in the truck, and 1/2 hour wait for food.

Going back to the truck yesterday, it was clear they tackled this problem head-on. Not only were 3 people working in the truck, but there was a friendly young woman outside the truck taking orders. It wasn’t more than about 5 minutes from walking up to the truck to walking away with lunch.

For lunch yesterday, we wanted to try one of their schnitzel sandwiches, of which there were 3 choices. We asked the woman taking orders which her favorite one was, and she answered Honey BBQ. That’s what we ordered for $10.50.

(credit: NYSF)
(credit: NYSF)

Unwrapping the baguette, it was stuffed pretty good with chicken schnitzel. The cutlets were fried to a deep brown, but the chicken was not overcooked. With several pieces of schnitzel in the sandwich, each bite was mainly chicken. A good start.

In addition to the cutlets, the chicken schnitzel sandwiches come with lettuce, tomato (which we declined), cucumbers and pickles. We’re big fans of pickles on sandwiches, and they added a vinegary edge to the breaded chicken cutlets. The pickles also went well with the sweetness of the honey bbq sauce.

(credit: NYSF)
(credit: NYSF)

We could taste the honey in the bbq sauce, and they didn’t drown the cutlets in bbq sauce, which was nice. The sauce was used as a condiment, not to cover anything up.

Our second visit to Grill On Wheels certainly went smoother than the first one. Paying $10.50 for a chicken schnitzel sandwich is a bit on the high side, but kosher food is always more expensive than non-kosher food.

You can find Grill On Wheels on twitter here or on our Mobile Munchies twitter feed. For even more information, their facebook is here, and their website is here.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Okay, so I read your review and that honey bbq schnitzel looked really good! The truck was on 6th ave and 46th street today, in range, so I checked it out.

    First of all, the girl taking orders was very friendly and attractive. Additionally, she was stacked, with very large, natural talents that would be difficult not to admire. She put me in a good mood before I even ordered!

    All boobs aside, I ordered the same honey bbq chicken schnitzel with a side of fries for $14 total. Even though it was about 12:05~12:10 there was only one person ahead of me and I received my order within five minutes.

    I got back to my office and the sandwich was wrapped well, first in waxed paper and then in foil paper. It was still warm. Because I ordered fries, they included 5 packets of ketchup in my bag along with a plastic cutlery set complete with a salt & pepper packet. The chicken wasn’t as dark as yours, but there was a similar amount. I didn’t have nearly the volume of pickles as yours did, but there were pickles and they did work well with the rest of the sandwich. Maybe you got extra pickles because you declined the lettuce and tomato? Who knows? Anyway, the bread was soft and tasty. Overall, I like the sandwish. I feel $10.50 is a lot for a sandwich, but it was farily large. Plus, boobs.

    The fries were kind of disappointing. The ones I received weren’t quite as thin or crispy looking as the ones in the photo you included. Not to say they were soggy, but they weren’t crispy either. More importantly, they were completely unseasoned. I detected no salt or anything – very bland. I salted and peppered them and they were okay, but I think you can probably do without them and not feel like you missed anything. They also list “spiral” fries on their menu, which I tried to order, but they didn’t have any today.

    Overall, I liked the sandwich and I will go back to try more stuff as location, competition and mood permits.

  2. We tried the fries in our First Look, and while they were well done, they were unsalted. After dipping in ketchup, they were fine, but $3.50 for that portion was too high.

  3. The fries I got today were a good size portion. They came in a fully-filled white styrofoam burger case as opposed to the paper yours came in. But I agree that $3.50 was too much for fries anyway.

  4. Have they moved around each day? Are they still not honoring the unwritten rule of not taking another truck’s/cart’s spot or area?

  5. We should do a survey/contest of most attractive truck/cart female. I know several who would be shoe-ins.

  6. They have been at a couple of other locations, but seem to be settling in most days on 46th St. For a kosher truck it makes sense, with the Diamond District a block away.

  7. (1st, 2nd & 4th comment in this thread)… from now on I will be Robert M since i don’t know this other “Robert” that posted comment #6.

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