The French Quarter Food Truck

The French Quarter Food Truck – Hoboken, NJ

You have to admit – regarding the Hoboken Food Trucks that have rolled into town, one thing is common amongst most of them – they either have a unique menu, or interesting theme. That is true about The French Quarter Food Truck as well, bringing a desired “NOLA” southern taste to our city, which is severely lacking (especially now that Oddfellow’s fell by the wayside.)

Here’s a bit of the story behind The French Quarter food truck:

“In order to master the art of cajun/creole cuisine, Jay moved to the heart and soul of where it all began… New Orleans, Louisiana. There he worked in the French Quarter for Emeril Lagasse at NOLA Restaurant and later at the Ritz Carlton. When Hurricane Katrina hit in August of 2005, Jay was forced to move back home. After years of being away from “The Big Easy” (aka New Orleans) and with much encouragement from his wife, Jay decided to open a food truck where he could share his love of New Orleans cuisine with New Jersey!”

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60 Second Review: The French Quarter Food Truck

We quickly had a snack here recently – and here’s our initial review:

  • Muffaletta sandwich (1/4 size – $6): This relatively small sandwich has ham, salami, mortadella and provolone, topped with olive salad. The reviewer felt it was “too heavy” with the olives, and “too light” with the actual meat & cheese. But she liked it nonetheless.
  • Gumbo ($6 a cup): A typical Louisiana “stew,” with chicken, sausage and okra, along with white rice. I found this to be quite nice, and interestingly complex. You can even order without rice, however – the starches coating the rice added what I felt was a necessary dimension to the overall texture and taste of the meal. I’d order it again.

Overall – not bad at all. Hard to say whether the portion sizes matched the cost. For an operation with little overhead compared to brick & mortar, I’d suggest the price-points be knocked down a buck. But I guess when you just start out, you do what you have to do to survive. Hopefully they can find efficiencies (as well as steady business) in the future. Their menu has just six choices.

The French Quarter Food Truck Hoboken NJ Gumbo Muffaletta - The French Quarter Food Truck

Description: Southern Cooking food truck, serving cajun / creole cuisine. Available for catering as well. See menu here.
Address: Varies – often at Pier 13, check social networks for latest location.
Phone: (973)580-5405
Online: tfqfoodtruck.comFacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram

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Mrs. L
Mrs. L
Thursday, August 22, 2013 9:18 pm

Frustrating that you need to check if your food choice is even in town. That is the one part of food trucks I can’t connect with.

Reply to  Mrs. L
Monday, August 26, 2013 10:17 pm

Inconsistent service due to the fact that they are always on the move. A huge negative about food trucks.[quote comment=”221479″]Frustrating that you need to check if your food choice is even in town. That is the one part of food trucks I can’t connect with.[/quote]

Thursday, August 22, 2013 9:03 pm

I miss my crawfish from Oddfellows.

Reply to  homeworld
Friday, August 23, 2013 11:14 am

The crawfish at Oddfellows were marginal at best. When I have 80 pounds shipped up next season to boil I will invite you[quote comment=”221478″]I miss my crawfish from Oddfellows.[/quote]

Thursday, August 22, 2013 7:21 pm

I had the rice and beans last month. I found it very salty and not very authentic in taste.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 4:59 pm

Food was OK. Does anyone know how often these trucks are inspected? I’ve had more than one friend coincidentally get sick after eating at Pier 13 this summer.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 11:30 am

I had the gumbo there too – it tasted almost like it had similar spice to a Mexican mole sauce. I started out feeling so-so about it, but by the end loved it and wanted more.

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