I admit it, I haven’t tried a food truck until now. I’m not sure why, since the food truck population exploded in Tallahassee, but curiosity finally got the better of me on Saturday at the Downtown Marketplace. The Turnover Cafe’s bright orange truck drew my wife and I in for a sampling of Alfajoles and an Apple Strudel Empanada. Everyone on the truck was friendly and helpful. The techie in me was proud to see that they accept credit cards on a little device that attaches to a smartphone!
First up the Alfajoles:
Like the caption says, the Alfajoles are a perfect sweet if you don’t have a big sweet tooth. I’m a huge fan of shortbread cookies, and the two that make the “sandwich” are really good. They were buttery and had a nice chew to them. The filling is called Manjar Blanco (a caramelized sweet milk cream filling). It was smooth and creamy and combined with the cookies, made for a very nice dessert.
As for the Apple Strudel Empanadas…
I apologize. In my haste to gobble up TTC’s Apple Strudel Empanada, I forgot to take a picture of it! They were freshly made when we ordered and super hot, so my wife and I waited until we got home to try it. Full disclosure: I love apples so it’s not hard to win me over with something like this. The empanada had a nice chewy quality that I enjoyed even more than a pie crust, and unlike some other empanadas these were not greasy. The filling was full of thinly sliced apples (which I’m pretty sure were not Granny Smith, surprisingly). Even better the filling was mild and not loaded down with cinnamon, so I was happy to get a big apple flavor. The one thing I disliked was that certain parts of the strudel topping were too crunchy for my liking.
I was very happy with my first food truck experience, thanks to TTC. I can’t wait to try some of the savory offerings that The Turnover Cafe offers like a chicken or beef empanada!
I submitted The Turnover Cafe to Urbanspoon and its been added to their system I added an “I like it” as the rating.