Austin’s BBQ Revolution Vegan Food Truck Among PETA’s Top Five Picks

No Bull 'Brisket' and Garbanzo Tempeh 'Ribs' Help Restaurant-on-Wheels Take Top Honors

For Immediate Release:
April 20, 2015

Alexis Sadoti 202-483-7382

Austin, Texas – The rise of vegan-friendly food trucks is putting healthy, humane, and convenient foods in the hands of more people on-the-go than ever, and with that in mind, PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—is unveiling its Top Five Vegan Food Trucks, and Austin’s BBQ Revolution is one of the outstanding hotspots on PETA’s list.

As the first all-vegan truck in Austin, BBQ Revolution—owned by Blake Newman—dishes up authentic Texan BBQ using local and organic ingredients. No Bull “Brisket” and Garbanzo Tempeh “Ribs” fill out a lush menu that also includes Smokey Soy Curls, Mac and Cheeze, potato salad, and coleslaw.

“BBQ Revolution’s mouthwatering arsenal of comfort food has earned it praise by the forkful,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “With creative menus that are as delicious as they are convenient for diners on-the-go, all-vegan food trucks are helping more people spare animals suffering and improve their own health.”

The other winners include Seed on the Go—owned by Jerri Hastey, mother to longtime vegan Jessica Chastain—which steals hearts in California’s Sonoma County with offerings that include a Chia Tapioca Parfait. 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 Mayan Sun vegan sweet potato enchiladas are a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Each winner will receive a framed certificate.

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