About Big City Sandwiches
Big City Sandwiches is the Triangle’s premier food truck, bringing famous sandwiches from big cities across the US directly to the streets of the Triangle area. We specialize in preparing sandwiches that feature fresh local produce, homemade condiments, artisan breads and wholesome cold cuts from Applegate Farms that are free of hormones, antibiotics and nitrates.
Each sandwich is filled with flavors from a different Big City and every bite is fresh, healthy and unique!
BIG City Sandwiches is the brain child of Laura Bonilla, a self-proclaimed “food-a-holic” and recent transplant to the Triangle from the Tri-State area.
Laura was raised in a family where “food came first” and life revolved around the kitchen and dining room table. Having been born to “foodies” meant that our pantry rivaled that of any international grocery store. It was filled with bottles, cans, jars and packages of items from every continent…the fridge always crammed with fresh produce, exotic veggies and unique proteins. As my friends would say “you guys eat exotic”. For our family, every meal was an adventure…never a dull “gastronomic moment”!
And so at an early age, Laura learned not only to eat things that were atypical, but to cook them as well. Her interest in all things food, included reading tons of cookbooks, cruising the aisles of gourmet grocery stores and eventually developing and tweaking recipes to appease her palette. After college she moved to New York City where indulging her taste buds developed in to a full time hobby…eating out and cooking for friends became some of city life’s pleasures.
Laura’s passion for selecting, preparing, serving and eating fine food naturally lead her to the Culinary Institute of New York where she took several courses over the years, and as they say, “the rest is history”!
And after decades of suffering through the long, cold winters of the north east, she moved to N.C. in the summer of 2011 to start a new life and career. It is only natural that her passion for food, and everything fresh, lead her down the road AND on the road with the Big City Sandwiches Food Truck.
Her inspiration for BCS came from her extensive travels across the USA and the recognition that each region and most cities have a “special” flavor or signature meal. And thus the idea to create sandwiches named and flavored after big cities was born.
Laura creates delicious tastes and wonderful textures in her sandwiches, each prepared fresh daily. She is dedicated to the idea that every bite is healthy, tasty and unique.