Concept: Scott Kaplan aims to please, from omnivores to the pickiest of eaters. His Jerry's Kitchen serves up "creative twists on classic American food," with daily options for vegans and gluten-free customers. But, don't worry, there's plenty of meat, too.
The bottom line: "I really just wanted to have good food, whether it's a piece of chicken or a hamburger or something vegetarian," said Kaplan, whose wife, Eva, is a vegetarian. "I want a couple to come up and order a hamburger and a veggie item."
Menu: The menu rotates frequently, but when we caught up with Kaplan this week, he was selling the Vegan Cheesesteak ($8) with seared onions, peppers and seitan and homemade cheese wiz; the Black Bean-wa Burger ($8), a homemade black bean & quinoa burger with beet slaw, arugula and smoked onion mayo; and the Caprese Sandwich ($7) with fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, arugula and Parmesan. The carnivore menu was extensive, including the Meatloaf Sandwich ($8) with beef gravy, sharp cheddar and pickled onions; the Pulled Chicken Sandwich ($8), with smoky chicken, homemade BBQ sauce and beet slaw; and the "Porker" ($8), a grilled pork loin with provolone, sautéed spinach and garlic mayo.
Drink: Definitely get a Sipp organic soda ($2). The company is based in Chester Springs. Lemon Flower soda with elderflower and tarragon is delicious and refreshing.
Truck: The bluish-purple Jerry's Kitchen truck features a large drawing of Kaplan's grandfather, Jerry Klein, who was Kaplan's mentor. He passed away in 2010. The truck's motto is "Carnivores. Vegetarians. Vegans. Rejoice!"
Where: Jerry's Kitchen was at Drexel's #foodtruckmecca, 33rd and Arch streets, this week; check @JerrysFoodTruck on Twitter or "Jerry's Kitchen Food Truck" on Facebook for daily location.