Confession: Until a few weeks ago I had never eaten anything from a food truck! I know they are all the rage these days but they are still food from a truck right?! My first experience with a food truck was at my daughter’s graduation party last month.
We had these 2 trucks come for her party and I have to say, I’ve changed my mind about food trucks! They were really fun and really really yummy. Probably the best grilled cheese I have ever had!
I had heard about the Cinnamon Snail, a vegan food truck in New York, and was excited to see that Adam Sobel had a cookbook out based on his tasty vegan meals served on it. Street Vegan is the newly released cookbook brimming with creative and unusual vegan recipes that appeal to vegetarians and I bet some meat lovers as well.
What I found really fascinating was the Adam Sobel’s backstory. He essentially fell in love with a woman (now his wife) who was a vegan and had a mission to make healthy vegan food for her. While learning and exploring the veggie cuisine, he came to find his own passion and love for veganism. They started their food truck business together and it has developed quite the cult following. Kind of romantic don’t you think?
The recipes in Street Vegan do not attempt to pretend to look like meat versions of a dish but rather stand on their own as scrumptious looking meals that make veggie and meat lovers drool.
He offers fun BBQ options such as Smokey Portobello & Potato stuffed Poblano Peppers using cilantro and coriander for flavor. Hearty appetizers such as Chimichurri Tempeh Empanadas sound fabulous and tempting.
The recipes draw inspiration from Asian, Italian & South American cultures to offers a wide variety of flavor combinations. There is also a huge section on donuts and desserts! I’ve never made my own donuts but that might be changing soon too.
I really enjoyed reading about some of the challenges they face in New York battling the parking and zoning regulations as well as the other restaurants who feel threatened by the food truck industry. Who knew all of this was going on?
Apparently, Adam Sobel is doing something right as rumor has it, lines form down the street for his food truck offerings.
Street Vegan is not only an interesting read for the behind the scenes look at food trucks but also a great addition to any cookbook collection for those looking to go meatless every once in a while. I can’t wait to start recreating some of these fabulous looking recipes myself.
My only complaint is that there are not more photos! You can find Street Vegan in ebook and hard copy on Amazon (affiliate link)
( I received a copy of Street Vegan from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. This post contains affiliate links.)
Thoughts on Food Trucks?? How long would you wait in line for your favorite lunch?
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