Truck

Truck

When I was a student, back in the dim and distant past, Susie’s Diner on West Nicolson Street was an absolute lunchtime staple, with its quality vegetarian fare staving off rickets and scurvy across the student body with consummate class.

It closed a number of years back, but has continued in some follow-on incarnations, the latest of which is as the Susie’s Whole Foods food truck, located in the heart of the Meadows, just near the back of the university library.

Wrap

Wrap

In what represents a considerable treat for those who enjoyed the wonderful Scratch Series, earlier in the year, David Crabtree-Logan is currently one of the chefs at the helm. This is a homecoming for David as it was at Susie’s that both he and Ben Reade started out their careers.

I visited today on a warmish but overcast day. It was great to catch up with David again, so once we’d chatted over important matters of state, attention turned to the menu, which brought together a good range of items from which I chose the falafel wrap.

Menu board

Menu board

The filling was assembled, falafel cooked fresh to order, then everything was brought together in a freshly toasted wrap case.

It proved to be outstandingly tasty eating with each mouthful packing great flavour and textural variance. The falafel were moist and nutty and the hummus was really good. It was right up there with the best wraps I’ve had in the city.

So overall, Susie’s Whole Foods was an absolute treat. The truck is currently trading from 12-2pm every day except Sunday, with a view to building up hours towards August when they’ll be there to meet the Festival demand. Get yourself along soon to try this wondrous gem.

5 stars 2

Written by BKR