One of the most recent additions to Jacksonville’s caravan of food trucks is The Swedish Bistro. Wrapped in eye-catching blue and yellow, the colors of the Swedish flag, the Swedish Bistro food truck serves up lunch fit for a Viking.
The Swedish Bistro specializes in Authentic Scandinavian and European cuisine. Their signature dish is Swedish Meatballs. The menu also includes the Bistro Burger, the Viking Dog, veggie burgers, Beef Stroganov and salmon wraps.
I had the good fortune to try the Swedish Bistro at the Ferry Fest in Mayport Village on October 12. A bright blue and yellow tent provided shade for patrons standing at tables beside the truck.
I had to go for the signature meatballs, naturally. One bite, and I was transported! They were so flavorful. These are no ordinary meatballs. They appear to contain onions and herbs, and are topped with a flavorful gravy. A scoop of mashed potatoes on the side was convenient for making sure none of the gravy went to waste. A dab of berry compote garnished the plate, adding a sweet and tart counterpoint to the savory flavors of the main dish. Even the pickle slices were delicious.
The portion size complete with side dish made this a full meal for $9.00. The fabulous flavor made this my new favorite food truck.