Thursday, May 14, 2015

Food Trucks 2015


Vegan and Vegetarian Options at Huntsville Food Truck Rallies



Navigating a food truck event can be very difficult for a vegan or plantbased dieter - in some cases even a vegetarian -  so I've tried to eliminate that problem. I've contacted all the food trucks listed as attending the rally. I'm listing all places that answered me with options. I will be updating this post as I get more info.





Angel's Island Coffee


While they aren't carrying their food options outside of their brick-and-mortar cafe, they will have full service non-dairy milks for their coffee drinks. This includes almond and soy milk, and they will be testing out a new coconut milk option. Let them know if you would like them to continue carrying it. 

They have more than coffee drinks, too. Angel's Island serves up fresh fruit smoothies (which don't contain dairy) of any combination of mango, pineapple, banana, strawberry, and blueberry. 


Belly Food Truck


A great truck to hit up if you are vegetarian! One or more of these options are always available, depending upon the day:

- Eggplant tikka masala
- Falafel balls on pita wrap with Tahini sauce topped w/ cucumber/tomato salsa
- Guacamole toast with or without basted egg on top
- Boat, no meat: egg roll stuffed with mushroom, potato, and cheese topped with a citrusy cabbage, cilantro, apple slaw
- Veggie Wafflini: waffled sandwich with spinach, sun-dried tomato pesto, and mozzarella
- 3 Cheese Wafflini: waffled sandwich with mozzarella, cheddar, and parmesan
- Classic Greek salad: tomato, cucumber, Feta cheese, and Kalamata olives

No vegan foods yet, although they may be open to carrying some soon.

Earth and Stone Woodfired Pizza


Earth and Stone hasn't gotten back to me about any new options this year, but here's the info from last year.

Generally pizza places have vegetarian options but it looks like they have some vegan options, too. Of course a real Italian pizza has very little (if any) cheese so you can always order a cheeseless pizza with the veggies packed on. They tell me their crust is entirely vegan.

They also have hummus. In my strange world that means you you put hummus on the crust and you have a sort of a pita pizza that sounds like a great foodtruck meal to me. Their crust looks absolutely delicious!


Fire and Spice


Fire and Spice serves up delicious food quick. They have several options for vegetarians and a couple of vegan options now.

Mediterranean Tortilla Melt
The pictured tortilla melt contains a house made hummus with a great blend of seasonings on a grilled flour tortilla with a complement of VERY fresh veggies like onions, spinach, peppers, and mushrooms.  

They also offer vegan tacos (by request, but also available during the breakfast gatherings) and now Horchata, a sweet Mexican rice drink that is somewhat similar to a flavored rice milk.


Photo courtesy of Food Fighters

Food Fighters Bustaurant


Food Fighters sent me info about an amazing looking vegetarian option this year. They call it a skinny Italian taco. A meatless pickled veggie mix, queso, bus sauce, and thai sweet chili sauce, with optional sriracha sauce. They can also make a nacho version of this.

If you're hoping you can veganize this, it's cheese heavy with honey and mayo based sauces. But vegetarians, enjoy!


Frosty Halls Ice Cream


Unfortunately, they tell me none of their current products are vegan friendly. However, they did seem interested in carrying options in the future. If you would buy from them if they offered a vegan frozen dessert, please let them know.

Rocket City Expresso


These folks went above and beyond with their answer, providing us with a detailed list of milks, syrups, and smoothie mixes they offer that are dairy free and fully vegan. Very helpful and nice!
Besides coffee, they have various types of teas, or their mango or strawberry smoothies can also be made vegan. When it comes to coffee drinks, they have the basics that can be ordered with either Soy or Almond milk. Unfortunately, mocha, caramel, white chocolate mocha all contain dairy. But the following flavors are available:
Espresso
Espresso Macchiato
Cappuccino
Cafe Latte
Cafe Americano
Chai Tea Latte
Syrup flavors that are safe:
Almond
Coconut
Creme de Menthe
Peppermint
Raspberry
Sugar Free Vanilla
Vanilla

Suzy's Pops

Suzy always has several dairy free ice pops available. And boy are they great! They keep a large menu board with the flavors categorized by ingredients, so it will be easy to find good choices. She expects the vegan-friendly menu for Friday to look something like this: Peach Basil,Blackberry Pinot Noir, Straight up Strawberry, Tuscan Strawberry with Balsamic Vinegar, Pear Riesling, Orange Campari, Pina Colada and Raspberry Hibiscus.

Whats Popp'n


As a popcorn place, it's pretty vegetarian friendly. Unfortunately all of the flavors of popcorn do have dairy. However, they also have cotton candy and the cinnamon glazed nuts are vegan friendly.

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See your foodtruck on this list? Don't? Want more details about your business for this Friday (and beyond)? Let me know and I'll update this post. If you aren't sure about anything vegan or vegetarian related on your menu, check out this post and please feel free to ask questions and you will get nonpreachy, factual answers. Comment here or get in touch with me on social media or email vegouthsv@gmail.com