Brats Berlin is a new food truck in San Diego, owned by the same owners that also own Crepes Bonaparte.
When I’m looking for food trucks to dine at, one thing I’m looking for is a truck that serves items I can’t usually get. I don’t really want pizza or burgers. I want unique food.
One of the things that attracted me to Brats Berlin is that they serve exotic sausages: alligator, wild boar, kangaroo, and rattlesnake ($8 each). They also serve the more traditional ones as well ($6 each).
The truck also features artwork by local street artists which changes a few times a year, which really makes the truck stand out.
DH and I each chose a sausage to try.
Smoked Alligator and Antelope Andouille
You can choose two toppings for each sausage, we chose grilled onions and peppers for both. The sausage was a little bit spicy and as a result, I thought the spice masked the taste of the exotic meat.
Rattlesnake and Pheasant with Jalapeno and Onion
I was surprised to find this sausage to be much drier than expected. It didn’t ooze with oil or juices when I bit in. However, I think that is just the nature of the meat. My experience with rattlesnake is that it tastes similar to chicken and has a similar drier texture. So I think the result of making a sausage with pheasant and rattlesnake is that you have meats that don’t have as much fat/oil. I still really enjoyed the sausage once I got used to the drier nature of it and I actually enjoyed it more than the alligator. While there was a slow burn from the jalapeno, you can taste the meat more in this sausage and I could definitely tell I wasn’t eating chicken, beef or pork.
Small order Belgium cut fries
We’d heard really good things about the french fries, so we opted to share an order. The small order was still quite big and enough for both of us. The fries were very crispy. I can definitely understand why people have been raving about them. The only thing missing was a little seasoning.
Brats Berlin also offers a combination meal which includes fries, a drink and a classic sausage for $10.50.
As a personal preference, I like Crepes Bonaparte more, but this is a good truck to check out if you want to experience exotic meats or you are in the mood for a sausage and fries. You can check out their full truck schedule on their website.
Please note, I was invited to try out the truck and my food was complimentary. However, I was not paid for this review and my opinions are my own.