Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lobster Truck DC

During my unplanned staycation (aka not going to San Francisco), I figured I might as well check out one of the many DC food trucks, since I normally am not downtown during a weekday.  I was super excited to try the Red Hook Lobster Pound's DC lobster truck, and as luck would have it, they were going to be in the Gallery Place area that day, which is easy for me to get to via the metro. 

When I got there and finally found them (they give you a general idea of where they'll be parked but it took me a few minutes to find them, haha), they were not yet officially open and there were about 40 people in line ahead of me.  Looks like I wasn't the only one eagerly awaiting a lobster roll for lunch!  Most of the people waiting in line looked to be young professionals from around the area - I'm so jealous they are within walking distance from work to food trucks!   

Maine-style lobster roll ($15.00)

After a relatively quick wait in line, I recieved this little beauty- mmmmmmmmmm LOBSTAH!  Mixed with a touch of mayo, the lobster was clearly the main focal point for this roll.  This was super delicious and I enjoyed every bite of it.  Now, $15 for "street food" is a bit steep, but clearly I can't get to the truck every day (or most days, for that matter), so it was a nice lunchtime splurge on my staycation!  Hope to see you again sometime, Lobster Truck DC!  

To try some lobster goodness yourself, your best bet (besides #1: Be in DC, haha) is to follow them on Twitter to find out where they are headed/parked.     


  1. I've read some mixed reviews about the Lobster Truck. But, one of my friends enjoyed the roll as much as you did. Hoping I find the truck one of these days soon :).

  2. Haven't tried them yet... hate waiting in lines ;-)

  3. that looks ridiculously delicious!

  4. @CityGirl: Hope you get a chance to try it soon!

    @FrenchTwistDC: Maybe they'll be in your area and you can get there early!

    @KandS: Yes it was super tasty!

    @Shannon: So good!