When one conjures an image of food truck fare usually Italian sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, BBQ and gyros come to mind. Along with an assortment of other meat-centric dishes that would make any self-respecting vegan run for the hills. In other words a food truck probably ranks last in establishments compassionate eaters frequent—along with Mickey D’s.
But that is beginning to change. Vegans take heart because good plant-based food can be made in a mobile venue and PETA is here to help guide you.
The non-profit animal rights group has listed the top five vegan-friendly food trucks in the U.S., BBQ seitan anyone?
1. The Cinnamon Snail in Hoboken, N.J. Among the food truck's popular entrées are the Blue Corn Pancakes (with piñon butter and real maple syrup) and the Korean Barbeque Seitan.
2. Chicago's Ste Martaen & Soul Vegetarian Vegan Food Truck The menu at Ste Martaen changes daily, and favorites include the Chicago Cheesesteak (vegan cheese sauce).
3. Sunny Vibrations in San Francisco The menu includes a pizza burger, a veggie kabob, and a roasted eggplant and red pepper wrap.
4. Seabirds in Orange County, Calif. featuring beer-battered avocado taco and barbecue veggie burger
5. Like No Udder in Warwick, R.I. vegan versions of old summer favorites, including a chocolate-peanut butter shake, a root beer float, and vanilla and chocolate soft-serve ice cream highlight the menu.
"We give all our winners five big honks for helping to make delicious and animal-friendly vegan food more convenient than ever," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "Every vegan-friendly food truck that hits the streets helps more and more people get on the road to a more humane, healthy life."
A road trip is definitely in order.