Milk Truck @ Brooklyn Flea
I was out at the Brooklyn Flea at One Hanson this Sunday with Hot Blondies Bakery and there is so much to love about the flea – a beautiful building with soaring 60 ft ceilings, treasure troves of vintage and local finds, children skipping around in their puffy one-piece snowsuits, people from all walks of life mingling in pursuit of the perfect find.
But downstairs is where my interest lied.
Set within the bank’s former vault is a highly curated selection of some of the best, yet often least known, food vendors in the city. Between watching customer’s faces light-up with an undeniable child-like joy while sampling Laura and Lorin’s blondies and brunettes, I discovered The Milk Truck – a for now Brooklyn Flea-only operation selling grilled cheese and tomato soup.
Usually I am wary of proprietors who purport to be re-inventing the classics – they do call them Classics for a reason – but Milk Truck founder Keith Klein has managed to pull it off. Their all-day-breakfast sandwich (Aged Wisconsin Gruyere, Farm Fresh Fried Egg & Carmelized Onions on Rye) is out of this world.
True to their roots Milk Truck has an Americana branding style done by a Brooklyn-based husband and wife team – clean, fresh and consistent down to Keith’s white diner style apron, order tickets and packaging. Here’s hoping Milk Truck begins its life on 4 wheels soon but for now, you can catch them downstairs at the Brooklyn Flea every weekend.