And the Award Goes to… Jessica Chastain’s Mom?

Seed on the Go—Vegan Actor's Mother's Mobile Eatery—Makes PETA's List of Top Five Vegan Food Trucks in the Nation

For Immediate Release:
April 20, 2015

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Sonoma County, Calif. – PETA may have named Jessica Chastain its Sexiest Vegan Celebrity in 2012, but this time, the honors are going to the Academy Award–nominee’s mother—for an entirely different labor of love. Jerri Hastey’s Sonoma County food truck Seed on the Go has won a place on the list of Top Five Vegan Food Trucks in America, compiled by PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat.”

Seed on the Go—which dishes up delicious dishes, including a sweet-and-spicy tomato and tofu sandwich called the Sloppy Seed; the creamy, layered Chia Tapioca Parfait; and the Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, which is rumored to be addictive—was a gift from Chastain to Hastey. “I’m vegan and she came to visit me and we spent two weeks together and so she just ate the food that I was eating,” explained Chastain. “[S]he went back home and there weren’t any restaurants for her, so she was like, ‘Y’know what, I’m gonna open a restaurant,’ and she became a vegan chef and she’s really good.”

“Jessica Chastain and Jerri Hastey are a dream team when it comes to providing Sonoma County with creative comfort food that’s as great on the taste buds as it is on the planet, animals, and your arteries,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “The all-vegan food trucks on PETA’s list are helping more people save animals and improve their own health whenever it’s time to pick up a quick bite on the go.”

The other winners include BBQ Revolution, which has won fans in Austin by dishing up authentic Texan BBQ with an all-vegan twist. Also in the count are Detroit’s Shimmy Shack, known for its classic American lentil burger and other family favorites; Louisville’s V-Grits, whose Hot Brown Melt, a vegan version of an iconic local dish, flies off the grill; and Gmonkey Mobile in Connecticut, whose Feisty Monkey Peanut Soba Noodles, served over a bed of greens and topped with cilantro house dressing, are a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Each winner will receive a framed certificate.

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