As we are in year 3 of the food cart project in the city of Vancouver, we are beginning to see more diversity in food being offered. Now there will always be those carts that many people will be wondering, "how did they get chosen?", but in the end, the truly good ones will have longevity. So we have many food trucks that serve up sandwiches, burgers and wraps, but there is one that only serves juice. Yes, The Juice Truck, which is parked in Gastown, only offers beverages. How the heck do they survive on hawking only liquid treats? Simple, charge $8.00 per drink. Uh... really? Well, they do use fresh ingredients, so you can't fault them for charging so much because fresh fruit ain't cheap.
So how does it taste? Um... Okay, I must be missing the point here or something. Judging by their really high ratings on Urbanspoon, one would think the drinks would blow me away. Nope. After meeting up for some food, Whipping Girl and I decided to pay the Juice Truck a visit. She decided to go for the Strawberry Coconut (strawberry blended with coconut meat, coconut milk, banana, raw cacao nibs, vanilla & agave) Sure, it was refreshing and we did get the sense there were strawberries and coconut in there, but the drink was flat. No impact whosoever. And that was further exemplified by the Special (coconut Water blended with coconut meat, coconut milk, vanilla, lime & agave) which really tasted like coconut milk and that was about it. With that flat taste in my mouth, I was not convinced.
To be fair, we returned again to try a more flavourful drink being The Apron consisting of Pineapple pressed with orange, spinach, mint, lemon, coconut water, aloe vera & himalayan rock salt. It was indeed more tasty with some herbiness from the mint and a hint of salt. However, that was an $8.00 drink. I know the die-hard health conscious followers for the Juice Truck will disagree with me, but I'm personally not a fan.
- Juices are made-to-order and do taste fresh
- Not too sweet
- Not enough flavour