Food Porn: The Sweet Hearth

This year we’ve seen Buffalo’s Food Truck scene continue to grow and we’ve been trying to keep up, last month we finally made our way to Cheesy Chick and Pizza Amore, and last weekend we hit up The Sweet Hearth.  The Sweet Hearth is different from other Food Trucks in Buffalo as they only offer desserts and they often are paired up with other food trucks for lunch or dinner.  We visited them while they were parked in front of the Darwin Martin house during the Parkside home tour on a nice sunny Sunday afternoon.

They make all of their treats from scratch and their menu is constantly adding and subtracting new items.  They tend to only many small batches, so don’t be surprised if they sell out of certain items.  They also try to only use fresh ingredients and local produce when possible.  When we visited, their menu included 5 desserts and strawberry lemonade; everything was under $5.  We picked up a couple things and instead of sitting in a very hot car, decided to bring them back to our house (a short 5 minute drive away) and ate them there.

Quick Info:

  • Restaurant Type: Food Truck
  • Prices: Everything under $5
  • Cuisine: Bakery/Sweets

One of the desserts that we took home was their Peanut Butter Icebox Pie (pictured below. $4).  While the picture isn’t that great, I assure you the pie was delicious.  The thick, dense cookie held the pie together well and the peanut butter filling was creamy with a good peanut butter flavor that wasn’t too overwhelming. The chocolate sauce and whipped cream completed the pie perfectly.  I actually could have used some more whipped cream, but otherwise I have zero complaints and Alli and I devoured the dish.

We also brought home a Cinniminimum Buns (pictured above, $2.50), a miniature (although really not that small) cinnamon bun that tasted like it had just come out of the oven.  It had a great combination of frosting to pastry ratio, and the dough was incredibly chewy and fluffy.  Definitely one of the better cinnamon buns I’ve had since falling in love with Five Points Whole Wheat version, and it’s a nice deal for $2.50.  If I could order one of these every morning I would.  We also took home a peanut butter cookie with milk chocolate chunks (pictured in gallery) which I didn’t not get a bite off since Alli finished it off before I had a chance.  She had nothing but praise.  A nice refreshing treat was the Strawberry Lemonade ($2, pictured in gallery) that my brother Tom ordered, a simple mixture of fresh squeezed lemonade and pureed strawberries (notice the seeds in the cup).

It took us a couple months to finally try the Sweet Hearth but it will definitely not take as long for a second visit, everything we had was delicious and fresh.  I was curious about how a dessert food truck would work but had been hearing mostly positive things about their treats, I’m glad that everything lived up to our expectations.  While I’m still not 100% sure why the owner bought a fully operational food truck instead of a cart (maybe they have more ideas in the works?), I’m glad they did because pairing a taco from Lloyd or a burger from Roaming Buffalo with some peanut butter pie sounds like a great meal.

Photo Gallery:

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2 thoughts on “Food Porn: The Sweet Hearth

  1. tsuj10

    I can’t find the owner’s name anywhere on the net, but she’s really nice. I asked her for suggestions on what to get, and she mentioned a key lime pie with fresh strawberries. It was delicious — not really a “value” in terms of money — but an outstanding product. Buffalo.com’s Kat lauded her brownie, too. I plan on going back for that lemonade that Tom had in the story above.

  2. I got the peanut butter cookie as an accompaniment to my Lloyd’s lunch a few weeks ago. Delicious.

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