To start, the actual truck is a pimped, gourmet version of a Mr. Softee-mobile. The graphics are awesome, the awning adorable, and the bakery case (!) divine. The words vegan and organic are artfully incorporated into the design, yet prominently and proudly displayed from every angle. From a distance, the parked vehicle is intriguing and beckoning to passerby.
Upon approach, my companion and I were each handed a complimentary, grand opening, apple cider donut. I've never had such a thing before, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the fresh, crispy creation tasted neither of apple or vinegar, but rather cinnamon sugar! Once we were done genuflecting over their divinity, we took the opportunity to peruse all of the other incredible offerings in the large dessert case, seamlessly incorporated into the truck underneath the main window. In addition to the donuts, there were namesake cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, tarts, mini-cheesecakes, small bundts, and full-sized cakes. It was difficult to put the goodies temporarily at bay, but eventually we forced our attention to the surprisingly lengthy and varied food menu: boasting melanges of ingredients that were definitely not your typical "truck" fare.
Unfortunately, we arrived too late for breakfast (served 9:00am - 11:00am), or else I would have certainly gone for the blue corn cakes with maple syrup. Instead, my companion and I pored over the more appropriately-timed salad, entree, and raw options-- finally deciding on two sandwiches to share.
And then we found ourselves back to the topic of dessert. We jointly decided upon a few things to take home and bid The Cinnamon Snail good luck and great success. Then we drove home and instantly devoured our take-home booty. Ok, we may have snuck one snack during the ride: an unpictured chocolate chip cookie. The sole disappointment of the take, it was unexpectedly brittle and tasteless. Considering the continuously overwhelming evidence of Adam's culinary genius, I'm willing to accept the misstep as a token of his modesty and simply skip it on future visits.
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It's my pleasure to support a good-hearted, vegan owned and operated business whose offerings are well-planned, artful preparations of sincerely good and nourishing food. Keep it up, Cinnamon Snail!
A couple of tips:
- Look for parking away from the hub-bub of trendy Washington Street and beware of parking spaces that are intended for permit parking only.
- While enjoying your food so close to the water, keep your eyes peeled for hungry and aggressive seagulls. They like to congregate here, and they want a taste of The Cinnamon Snail just as much as you do!