Cheap Vegan Food on the Road! Pun Intended.
I just completed my cross country road trip and have now made it to sunny Los Angeles! On the way I have had a lot of interesting, delicious, and fun vegan eating experiences. I’ve found that one of the best places to find cheap road food is by seeking out local food trucks.
Food trucks are a great way to get a taste of local flavor or to try a new foodie trend for half the price. Because food trucks don’t have to pay the costs of a brick and mortar restaurant, they have a little more flexibility in offering great food for cheap. Making these trucks great for cheap vegans in a bind.
Support your local food trucks!
In a world full of Red Lobsters, Outbacks, and Olive Gardens, it’s important to support the local maverick chefs who put their neck out to follow their dream of providing imaginative dishes that cater to our lifestyles as conscious consumers.
In New Orleans I came across a couple with just this mission in mind. Fat Falafel (photo above) is a local NOLA food truck that serves a menu that consists mostly of falafel dishes and french fries (with the most amazing vegan aioli I’ve ever had)
Theresa Galli and Gavin Cady, CEOs of the Fat Falafel Food truck, strive to provide sustainable meals that happen to cater to the vegan diet. From the frier oil to the packaging, Fat Falafel, and many other food trucks on the road, strive to reduce their ecological footprint. By setting these standards for themselves, they set a grass roots example of the positive trends rising up in the food industry.
Don’t know how to find food trucks? Roaming Hunger (www.roaminghunger.com) is an app that helps you find these food trucks roaming around in your area. You can also use the site for catering or to start your own food truck.