I don’t know how I’ve passed through Hoboken on my way to work every day for nearly seven months and haven’t discovered The Cinnamon Snail until now. The Cinnamon Snail describes itself as an organic vegan mobile food truck. I really think they should add gourmet to this list. This isn’t your typical food truck. This is some of the best vegan food I’ve ever had.
The first time I stopped by, I only had $6 on me. They only take cash, so I had the difficult task of picking only $6 worth of their tempting menu selections. I decided to try a Chocolate Raspberry Ganache donut and a Pumpkin Pie Donut. They were both tasty. The Pumpkin Pie Donut was the winner in my book, but it didn’t make me fall in love…yet. I’m glad that I went back to try some of their other options, because now I am in love.
On trip two I came prepared with more than $6. The Cinnamon Snail is not cheap, but it’s on par with any restaurant meal pricing you’ll find in this area, and it’s worth it in my opinion.
The General Tso’s Sandwich was really tasty and gigantic! It could easily feed two people or be two meals. It had an interesting flavor combination of General Tso’s seitan and a wasabi mayonnaise. Personally, I liked the combo, but it may not be for everyone. The best part of the sandwich was the bread. I don’t know what they did to it, but it was magical. I think they grilled or toasted it with vegan butter. I’m sure it was not healthy, but it was so good.
The twists were also good and I liked them a little more than the donuts. I think part of my problem is that I’m not a big donut fan to start with vegan or not vegan. If you’re really into donuts, you’ll like these. The Mexican Hot Chocolate Twist was intriguing because it was dusted with a slightly spicy cayenne powder leaving a little aftertaste of spice. The Lemon Twist was mostly sweet with a light hint of lemon. Next time I should try their namesake Cinnamon Snail pastry.
The 200 Year Old Frog Man Breakfast Jamboree came with a lot of food – more than can fit on a plate without piling up as you can see. I didn’t even come close to finishing it all. It comes with scrambled tofu, sage smoked tempeh sausage, spicy French mustard greens, and maple pecan waffles with sweet brown butter, candied pecans and Vermont maple syrup.
The waffles were the best waffles I’ve ever had. They were crispy and buttery and perfect with the syrup and candied pecans. The tofu scramble was also really good and a nice balance of protein with the waffles. The sausage and greens were also good, but the waffles and tofu stole the show for me.
The Cinnamon Snail parks in Hoboken most days and Red Bank sometimes as well. You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter to find out their exact location on any given day. I would definitely recommend tracking them down sometime. I am looking forward to going back many Saturdays in my future.