Chez Yasmine is a recently opened food truck that strives to deliver healthy, affordable, globally-inspired food. Its menu is particularly inspired by its owners’ North African and French heritage, and offerings range from Vietnamese banh mi to Tunisian couscous to Parisian baguette sandwiches. Personally, I was really excited by this menu, having spent two summers traveling all over France.
I ordered “Le Josie,” which is an open-faced version of their “Swedish Salmon Smorgas:” smoked salmon, cucumber, radishes, hard-boiled egg, dill, lemon, capers, and a sprinkle of caviar, served on top of fresh pumpernickel bread. (The Josie also comes with wasabi mayo, which I declined due to my hopeless taste aversion to mayo.) I thought my meal was a perfect lunch-sized portion–I felt full without feeling comatose, and I truly appreciate any delicious non-salad midday meal that can accomplish this feat.
For $6, my sandwich came with a complimentary beverage, piece of fruit, and a cup of incredibly flavorful lemon-tomato soup. (I initially declined the soup due to the day’s million-degree temperature; however, upon moving to an air conditioned spot to eat, I’m happy I gave in.)
The owners of the truck were very friendly, and it was clear they put a lot of heart into their food. Definitely worth trying–37th and Spruce, across from Beijing, open Monday-Friday.