We’re back today with another fun stop in to the Disney Food Truck scene at Disney World’s (soon-to-be) Disney Springs!
Downtown Disney Food Trucks
Even with all the crazy happening in this corner of the World (and maybe because of it), the Food Trucks are going gangbusters.
But I found them right where I expected to the day we visited to check out some new eats.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Sampler from Superstar Catering Food Truck
We recently tried the Tandoori Shrimp from the Namaste Cafe Truck. But today, I decided to check out Superstar Catering for lunch.
As with the other trucks, Superstar has recently changed up its menu a bit. And I love the electronic menu board for showing you all of your options before you commit! Pretty fancy for a food truck, I think. The Pork Shank is enticing — especially with a side of Gruyere Mac and Cheese.
And the Sausage and Caramelized Onion Flatbread seems like a step up from your garden variety pizza.
But I was looking for a true taste of the Studios — and I found it in the Taste of Hollywood Studios Sampler.
This trio brings together three of DHS’s most beloved dishes. You get smaller portions of the BLT Soup from Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant (sadly, this one’s not on the menu right now), and the Cobb Salad and Grapefruit Cake, both from the Hollywood Brown Derby.
They’re all served on a cardboard “plate.” And since it was forever degrees outside in the full sun, I took my goodies next door to the shade of the Starbucks patio. 🙂 This is seriously one of my favorite new spots at DTD. And it was desserted, so it was no problem snagging a comfy seat away from the sun.
I decided to start with the BLT Soup. This was a fan favorite for years until it disappeared from the menu a while back. So if you love it, I definitely suggest you check out this sampler for a taste of the old days!
The soup itself was a creamy Tomato Soup with a generous garnish of Chopped Bacon. It was quite good, but for me, some of its charm was lost due to the extremely hot day.
But next up was the perfect hot weather food — the Cobb Salad from Hollywood Brown Derby! (If you can’t make it to the Parks to enjoy this one, make it at home with our recipe.)
The version delivered to me was less like the “stack” in the pic, and more like a little salad mountain, with each of the distinctive ingredients — Greens, Turkey, Hard-Boiled Egg, Bleu Cheese, Avocado, Bacon, Tomatoes, and Dressing — chopped finely and layered. Since this is a favorite of mine, I appreciated the ability to get it without having to find a parking spot at DHS. 😉 But in retrospect, I wish that I’d asked for a little extra dressing. I didn’t really taste much. It’s not too much of a downer with this salad, however. There’s so much going on flavor-wise here that you can get by without much dressing, IMO.
But I loved that the sampler also had a built in dessert — and it’s one of my favorites, too! The tray came with a petite serving of the Brown Derby’s Grapefruit Cake. (Make it at home with this handy recipe.)
I love this cake. It’s got such a great balance of flavors — sweet and slightly bitter from the Grapefruit, with a rich, tangy Cream Cheese Frosting to top it off. My only complaint is that I’d like a bigger piece, please.
But then, I guess it wouldn’t be a sampler then, would it?
All in all, I really enjoyed the Taste of Hollywood Studios Sampler, because I really like all of these dishes anyway. But there’s the added excitement that I can get some of my favorite Disney dishes without setting foot into their Park of origin! And that, I think, is what sets a Disney Food Truck apart.
Will you be trying the Taste of Hollywood Studios Sampler or any of the other Disney Food Truck eats? Leave a comment and tell us what you think!