My husband and I love a good food truck. To be honest, we love street food in general. It doesn’t matter if it’s a sausage vendor in New York City, a French fry truck in Toronto, or a Crepe stand in Paris. We want to try it.
As new residents of Orlando we were excited to try the new food truck area at Disney Springs. We couldn’t wait to try one, or all of them. The first chance we got we jumped in the car, and departed for our newest food adventure.
“World Showcase of Flavors” would be our dining establishment on wheels for the evening.
The ordering process didn’t start out well. There was serious confusion on where to order. With no sign or person giving instructions, people formed multiple lines. A simple sign saying, “order here” could have solved this problem. Thirty minutes later a cast member did arrive to direct people.
It took roughly five to six minutes to take our order once we made it to the front of the line. There was plenty of staff crammed into the little green truck, so there was no reason for this.
The three items that were available to us were as follows:
- Pierogies with Kielbasa and Caramelized Onions – $8.50
- Grilled Chicken Breast Gyro with House-made Chips $9.50
- Grass-fed Beef Sliders with Monterey Jack, Sweet-Hot Pickles and House-made Chips $9.50
We chose the pierogies and the Beef Sliders. The sign did mention you could get smaller sizes, but even for children the regular size would be on the small size. Don’t go starving. After placing our order we waited 10 minutes for our food to be ready. I’m not exactly sure why it took so long, but I assume it is related to the earlier slowness.
Let’s start with the Beef Sliders and chips. Both of us agree 9.50 is on the high side, but expected for Disney World property. As for the taste: amazing. Just simply, amazing. These two little sliders were moist, tender and full of flavor. We wanted ten more. It came with kettle chips which were a little hard, but good. We were both super pleased with the little meal, and would order again.
Our opinions differed on the pierogies though. It wasn’t that they weren’t tasty. I just expected more than three. My husband felt the large slices of kielbasa made up for it. I was not as forgiving. I appreciate the sausages added with it, but I did not think was worth $8.50. At a 5-dollar price tag I could had been forgiving, but it was not worth this cost. Again they were good, just lacking in quantity.
All in all the experience was good. The waits were way too long, and it was expensive for the quantity and size. That being said, we enjoyed the food and experience. There was music playing in the area, people were dancing and it was really nice eating by the water.
We are excited to try the other trucks. Just don’t go hungry when you visit this one.