MANHATTAN — Inwood resident Shreen Elkenani is raising $15,000 to bring her superhero-themed Sandwich Girl food truck from Miami to upper Manhattan next spring.
Max Hardy, who once worked as former Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire's personal chef, recently donated the truck, and Elkenani, 31, now needs funds to make her way down south to pick up the vehicle and get it sandwich ready.
“I want to make it a little interesting. I think sandwiches are an art form,” Elkenani told DNAinfo. “You can do anything you want with a sandwich.”
Her unique creations include the “Mac Momma,” a macaroni and cheese bun with micro greens, avocado mayo and Egyptian cured sliced beef in the middle.
Each food item is also named after a superhero created by Elkenani and her Inwood team, led by 67 Orange Street chef Jose Gonzalez.
The entrepreneur and longtime server hopes her female heroes will reinforce healthy body images for women.
"They see so many false advertisements telling women what they should be and shouldn’t be," Elkenani said.
She plans to have the truck back to Inwood by March and wants to park it around the neighborhood on Dyckman Street and across from Indian Road Café during evening hours.
She also wants to keep her ingredients local, sourcing vegetable from local farmers and meat from a butcher on Dyckman.
Most off all, Elkenani wants to create another option than fast food for Inwood residents.
"It’s a pretty healthy way to eat," she said. "You can get full off a sandwich. It’s good on the go."