No food is a more perfect summer indulgence than lobster rolls, that New England summer staple. Luckily, with so many lobster roll establishments in New York City, you no longer need to be in Martha's Vineyard to enjoy a good roll. Red Hook Lobster Pound, based in Red Hook, brings its lobster truck to Bryant Park on Thursdays for Midtown's enjoyment.
|You can bet these lobster rolls are delicious--just look at the line!|
We chose the Maine-style lobster roll (with homemade mayo) over the Connecticut-style (with butter). The lobster roll came laden with gigantic chunks of tail and claw meat--one piece of claw meat was hanging over the edge as if to shake our hands. The lobster roll was the Platonic ideal of what a lobster roll should be: buttery toasted roll, sweet and perfectly cooked lobster, finely diced celery and green onions for color, crunch, and flavor, and just enough mayo to tie everything together.
|From left to right, the lobster roll (notice the huge piece of claw meat hanging off the back) and the lobster BLT.|
|Lobster BLT, up close.|
Food Trucks on Fifth: Red Hook Lobster Pound
Thursdays, 11am - 7pm
South side of Fifth Avenue Terrace