Sweet Potato Enchiladas and Lime 'Cheesecake' Help Restaurant-on-Wheels Take Top Honors
For Immediate Release:
April 20, 2015
David Perle 202-483-7382
Hartford, Conn. – 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 Hartford’s Gmonkey Mobile is one of the outstanding hotspots on PETA’s list.
With the logo “Farm 2 Street,” Gmonkey Mobile serves Hartford and New Haven counties while running on biofuel generated from owner Ami Beach’s own organic farm. Menu highlights include the Mayan Sun—dairy-free sweet potato enchiladas with house-made tapioca cheese, fresh guacamole, vegan sour crème, and cashew parmesan—and the Feisty Monkey Peanut Soba Noodles, served over a bed of greens and topped with cilantro house dressing. Its famous G-Fries, served with house-made hickory ketchup, and decadent treats such as the vegan lime cheesecake help round out the menu.
“You can’t get more ‘green’ than a food truck that runs on biofuel and tempts diners with mouthwatering plant-based dishes,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “With creative menus that are as delicious as they are convenient for diners on-the-go, the all-vegan food trucks on PETA’s list 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 actor 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 BBQ Revolution in Austin, which dishes up authentic Texan BBQ with an all-vegan twist. Each winner will receive a framed certificate.