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Hungry For More

Season 1

November 17, 2021

This Chopped Cheese Food Truck Reps New York’s Iconic Sandwich | Hungry For More | Hungry For More

Originating in NYC, the chopped cheese is an iconic bodega sandwich consisting of a chopped up cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, hot sauce, mayonnaise, and ketchup. Now “Bodega Truck” owner Jeremy Batista is on a mission to spread old school bodega culture and bring the chopped cheese worldwide. Offering 6 different varieties, he believes his beloved sandwich can surpass the Philly cheesesteak in notoriety and popularity. And both visitors and NYC natives are taking notice - including hip-hop artist and chopped cheese aficionado Dave East, who claims the Bodega Truck has “got it.” Batista and the Bodega Truck are bringing back NYC nostalgia and showing that the sandwich has the chops to expand worldwide.


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Hungry For More
In our brand new First We Feast documentary series, Hungry for More, we will chronicle the redemptive stories of chefs, home cooks, and entrepreneurs who represent the new vanguard of the food world—hustlers who have carved out their own special lanes and rebelled against the status quo - all while bringing comfort to their communities and beyond. From the Birria MVP of Brooklyn, to the Bronx native trying to take chopped cheese nationwide, and the home cooks turned restaurateurs bringing plant based cuisine to their block in Flatbush - these stories are testaments to how comfort and success sometimes come from the unlikeliest of places.