Call it the naked lunch. No, we’re not talking about the William S. Burroughs junkie novel (do junkies even eat?), but a novel lunch truck where you order sandwich-style or without the bun — ”naked.”
Clean Street Food, the brainchild of chef Jack Harding, sticks to a small, sophisticated menu, focusing on freshness. It’s a lunch truck bringing simple, relatively healthy food to the street.
Ordered naked style, the marinated steak, sliced Parmesan with Caesar salad and chopped tomato is a substantial dish, with generous amounts of flavorful meat and tangy cheese to keep hunger at bay.
Fried chicken breast with shredded red cabbage salad and lemon aioli is a vast improvement on any fast-food joint’s chicken sandwich. At $7.25, it’s quite a bit more expensive, but the tangy cabbage and hint of garlic as well as the tiny chopped veggie and chickpea side salad boost its worth.
If you want chicken and can handle a bit of spice, a more-interesting option is the Thai chicken with red cabbage and sambal — a salty, chile-based sauce. The vinegary crunch of the cabbage mixes nicely with the heat of the sambal. This sandwich is my favorite by far.