The Crooked Spoon looks more like a mobile dessert catering service upon first inspection. The white truck carriage with its name written in what appears to be chocolate sauce dripping from its namesake utensil may have had people pass it by looking for a more viable lunch option, IF it were not for the crowd out front diving into Mac'n'Cheese. The scent of juicy angus beef wafting through the air is the other give-away.
The Crooked Spoon takes patrons away from a city lined with theme parked styled eateries and delivers comfort food at its best. However, don't take the term "comfort", and the fact that the food is served from a truck, to infer anything about the quality of the menu. Executive Chef/Owner - Steve Saelg - is gourmet all the way, but without a hint of the pretention that can often accompany the adjective. Instead, Steve offers items such as fine dining catch - sword fish - to create the wonderfully buttery signature dish - Sword Fish & Cheesy Grits - which magically disappears any hint of seafood taste that may traditionally scare away those averse to such an order. Our favorite item is the 420 Burger, which packs in angus beef, bacon, an onion ring, swiss cheese, and a sauce concoction (honey mustard, brown sugar, and secret spices) that gets sandwiched between a glossy exteriored brioche bun. The 420 is sweet, salty, with a perfect hint of sour (the good kind). While we named the 420 as our "favorite", the essential order of the day, any day, is Crooked Spoon's Mac'n'Cheese, which combines 6 varieties of cheese! We'll let your taste bud's imagination run away with that one, but if you intend on nabbing this dish, arrive early or go home disappointed. The Crooked Spoon sells out of the Mac'n'Cheese each and every day.
Take an hour away from your time in Orlando to hunt down this gem of a food truck, its about as magical as any other "attraction" in the city.