So, I have been absent from the blog world.., but I am back! And I am back this time with a
Let’s talk about food. Houston has been
seeing a proliferation of food trucks
popping out everywhere. Some love them,
some hate them. But there is one thing for
sure; they are here to stay (at least for a
season or two)
I heard a lot of buzz within the foodie community in Houston about a new food truck close
to everyone’s heart. Those little treats from childhood that remain alive in your memory
all the way into adulthood. Peanut Butter & Jam Sandwiches!
Yes, there is “a food truck for that”.
Monster PBJ, a concept from couple and
entrepreneurs Jill & Bill. It combines
delicious local produced jams, nut butters
and breads to create a monsterlicious
Once upon a time, the story goes, Bill
wanted to have a food truck. Jill loved PBJ sandwiches, so good and loving Bill decided to
combine both and bam! Monster PBJ is born! I am sure that gave Bill a few brownie points
Monster PBJ offers from the classic peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwich to the
more couture Cashew butter, blueberry
jam and apples creations, among others.
They add an extra spin to their creations
by grilling in the gooey goodness of their
The result? An awesome combination of flavours delivered in just one bite.
Trust me, grill it! And if you feel daring add on. Peanut butter and strawberry jam is nice
BUT I promise that if you dare to try all the other possible combinations your taste
buds will be very happy with you.
As you arrived at the very clean and neatly decorated
Monster truck you are greeted by Jake, (Hi Jake!!) self
proclaimed PBJ scientist, who is not only charming, but
an expert on the jam/jelly business. So if you are unsure
of what to try, you can count on him to guide you on the
One of the things I love the must about Monster PBJ is
the interactive and participative feel of the experience as you get to “play” chef and create
your own combinations. They offer different sizes for all tummies – Junior, one slice of
bread cut in half; Classic two slices of bread like a regular sandwich and Monster, with 3
slices of bread like the British “double decker” sandwich. They are all-vegetarian, vegan-
friendly and offer gluten-free options.
Monster PBJ’s nut butters include peanut, cashew and almond and Nutella, Honey or
Agave as sweeteners. Is your mouth watering yet? They also have a variety of fresh fruit
that can be added to your treat. They kind of remind me to the famous “Elvis Sandwich”
which includes peanut butter, bananas and jam or honey (and for some, bacon too..eek!)
The purple Monster truck stops at the Menil Collection and the Health Museum on
Thursdays. They also stop at the Firkin and Phoenix on meatless Mondays. For more
information about their whereabouts check out their website at
If you do pay them a visit please let me know! And also let them know you learn about
them at my blog!
Food truck reviews and suggestions? Send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
**all photos by Jihane Rodriguez