Saturday, August 31, 2013

DC's 100% Vegan Food Truck

100% Vegan Food Truck
Angela from The Veracious Vegan blog, recently reviewed one of the many vegan food trucks of Portland, Oregon. Well, look out, Portland. The District of Columbia now has a 100% vegan food truck: Woodland's Vegan Bistro!

Like many cities, DC has been having a food truck renaissance. It's heartening that a cruelty-free truck can take a prime position in the food truck cavalcade. When I visited last week, the Woodland's VB truck actually had the longest lines in Farragut Square. I doubt that's merely due to novelty or health motivations. Operated by folks behind the former Everlasting Life Cafe, this truck serves delicious soul food and other veggie delights.

Decal detail
Overwhelmed by the possibilities of an entirely vegan menu, I ordered the platter combo--one entrée and two sides for $11. It was like a mini-Thanksgiving in August; a copious amount of piping hot food. The container was too heavy to schlep back to the office, so I feasted on the park grass.

Platter combo
This platter was the bomb. The BBQ drummies were a messy revelation. The sweet, tangy sauce made these mock chicken drumsticks sing. For sides, I ordered the collards and the sautéed cabbage. Both were excellent quality with rich, savory flavors. 

There was still a crowd at the truck when I left. And they were doing a brisk Vitamix business. I didn't order a smoothie but I'll be back to try those and to scout out the rest of the menu for sure.

To find the truck on the busy lunch hour streets of WDC, you can follow the truck on Twitter, @WoodlandsVB. They'll also be at DC Vegfest

And you can visit the brick and mortar location of Woodland's Vegan Bistro at 2928 Georgia Avenue NW, which I clearly need to do ASAP. Plus, they have revamped their website and Chef Mickiyah Woodland has a promising blog

Woodland's forest motif

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