ROUGE TOMATE Cart in the Park

[A Food Cart Unlike the Others]

How excited was I when I heard that my favorite restaurant Rouge Tomate launched a food cart a mere 10 blocks from my workplace!  I think it’s only been about eight weeks since the opening of the Rouge Tomate Cart in the Park, and I am loving it!

I’ve been three times in the past month having ordered two of the same lunch box combos with different drinks.

Featured here is the lunch box from the second [fabulous] time I visited the Rouge Tomate Cart.

First photo from the left is the Rouge Tomate BLT.  This was probably the best and healthiest BLT sandwich I’ve ever eaten.  It’s made with Benton’s Hickory Smoked Bacon (glorious bacon, wherever they get it from), Jersey Beefsteak Tomato, wild arugula, and avocado on whole wheat bread. 

Next is the Local Chilled Corn Soup. It’s clean, crispy and creamy with succotash, jalapeno, and basil.  I’m not a big soup person — it really depends as when it comes to soup, I’m picky.  When there’s a soup on a menu that grabs my attention, I’ll go for it.  Since it’s a Rouge Tomate creation, I definitely had to try it. This soup was phenomenal! It’s very refreshing when you eat it.

Center stage — my snapshot of the lovely cart at the entrance to the Central Park Zoo.  I was thrilled when I took this photo.  Silly, yes. Excited I finally found it? Very much so.

Drink following was the Mint Lemonade. How can the proportions of lemon, mint, lemon and lime syrup, and seltzer be mixed to create a wonderfully balanced drink?    I think the experts at Rouge Tomate hold that secret.  Who doesn’t love the refreshingly cool and clean taste of mint?

Lastly, the lunch box spread. I finally received my reusable, insulated Rouge Tomate lunch tote! Appetizing and healthy!! The menu at Rouge Tomate and the cart are created with executive chef Jeremy Bearman and nutritionist, Natalie Hancock.  Rest assured, you can feel great about what you eat here, because it’s healthy and satisfying!

They serve breakfast (muffins, parfaits, juice) and desserts (sorbets and gelato), too!

As an avid user of social media such as twitter and facebook (plus tumblr), I immediately had to follow and become a fan in order to spread the word and Rouge Tomate (cart and restaurant) love to all my friends and fellow followers.

Let me tell you, everything in the lunch box tasted of a perfect combo of fresh and savory. I can’t describe any other way. BLT lunch box is only $15! You must go and try it!

Enjoy and eat healthy! Love you guys!

Rouge Tomate Cart in the Park
E 64th St and 5th Avenue
(by the entrance of the Central Park Zoo)

Monday - Saturday, 9AM to 6PM
http://www.rougetomatenyc.com (Restaurant homepage)
Cart menu // Facebook fan page

Check the menu regularly for any delicious additions or changes!