The Uptown Food Truck Festival takes place Sunday, June 23 from 11am-9pm. There are several awesome vegan food options, and I’ll list my top recommendations. If you can bring a friend or four, you can share food, allowing everyone to try more food than they would otherwise. From home, I bring a large reusable bottle of water, cloth napkins, and eating utensils. If the forecast calls for nice weather, I usually also apply sunscreen.
Vegan Food Trucks
I have long been a fan of Reverie Mobile Kitchen’s Nachos Supreme which includes cashew nacho cheese, limeleaf sour cream, pickled jalapeños and onions, smoked jackfruit, and cilantro. Everything they make is delicious. The Herbivorous Butcher Food Truck’s Buffalo Fried Chicken Sandwich is a crowd favorite, and I’ve even heard from many non-vegans that it’s the best chicken sandwich they’ve ever had.
Savory Food Options
The Vegan Channa Indurrito from Hot Indian Foods is amazing. It’s an Indian version of a burrito wrapped in house made roti and packed with channa masala. Last year, I bought one towards the end so I could take it home and eat it later (pro tip!).
World Street Kitchen, Foxy Falafel, and Rusty Taco are vegan-friendly, and WSK is my favorite of the three. Whole Sum Kitchen is great for a refreshing smoothie on a warm day. If you’re in the mood for one of their smoothie bowls, keep in mind that their granola is made with honey so you’ll want to ask for the muesli.
Ben & Jerry’s goes mobile for events, and last year they brought one of their vegan flavors, so I imagine they’ll do the same this year. The Sssdude-Nutz donut truck always rocks out several clearly-marked vegan flavors. And finally, I didn’t try the Free Indeed donuts last year but heard only good things. They’re an allergen-friendly food cart that’s gluten-free, and they don’t use wheat, dairy, soy, egg, peanuts, or tree nuts. I’m excited to try their mini donuts!
Is there something you’re especially excited to try? If you have other suggestions, feel free to leave a comment.