Meatless Monday: DC Meat-Free Week (Thursday is Food Truck Day)
While the idea is not new, there is a movement afoot aimed at changing the way we eat one day a week and Mobile Cuisine Magazine has jumped into it with both feet. Since the beginning of MCM we have introduced a new direction for our food truck industry coverage on Mondays.
To do our part in supporting Meatless Mondays we believe that sharing information, recipes, and news about vegetarianism and leading a more conscious life overall is beneficial for everyone, vegetarian and omnivore alike.
This week we found a program created, not for just one day, but for an entire week of the year. This week marks the reintroduction of DC Meat-Free Week, and on Thursday, they have set aside an entire day for the mobile food industry in Washington DC to join in. Here are the details.
DC Meat-Free Week is back and even better! This year’s schedule welcomes back a few favorites from Meat-Free Week’s inaugural year, and offers tons of new options for you to try. There are also plenty of opportunities to learn all about meat-free cooking, and to give back to the community while sampling some of DC’s best veg eats.
Meat, meet your match.
Thursday, February 10th
Food Truck Day featuring…
Eat Wonky – $1 off vegan fries or vegetarian Wonky fries
Sweet Flow Mobile – $1 off all vegan and vegetarian salads and wraps
Pie Truck – $1 off a sweet slice with the purchase of a meat-free savory slice
Fojol Bros. – $1 off Pick 3 Vegan Feast
P.O.R.C. Mobile – $1 off vegan special of the day
DC Slices – debuting cooked-to-order 10? personal pies with Daiya vegan cheese and fresh chopped veggies
More truck listings coming soon!
Find the entire schedule for the week <here>
How To Enjoy DC Meat-Free Week
Q: Why should I participate in Meat-Free Week?
A: At the same time that you improve your own health, you’ll benefit the planet, lessen animal suffering, and enjoy some of DC’s very best restaurants!
Q: To be a part of Meat-Free Week, do I have to attend every event?
A: Feel free to treat yourself to as little or as much delicious meat-free food as you want. You can come one day, but you’ll probably be tempted to come all seven. Used to eating meat every day? Challenge yourself — you’ll be surprised!
Q: Can anyone come to the events, and do I need to RSVP in advance?
A: Meatatarians, carnivores, omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, and all others are welcome to attend any part of Meat-Free Week. The schedule indicates when reservations are recommended or required.
Q: How does Meat-Free Week work once I get to a restaurant?
A: The same as any other visit to one of these great locations! Dine with your party and order as you wish. When in attendance, your Meat-Free Week organizers will try to make themselves known. Please feel free to introduce yourself and tell us what meat-free options you enjoyed.
Q: What does it cost to participate in Meat-Free Week?
A: We’ve provided you with a fabulous schedule of restaurants, but what you spend is entirely up to you. Treat yourself to a cupcake or indulge in a full tasting menu.
Q: Any advice?
A: Be adventurous. Try a restaurant you’ve never experienced before. Order a dish that you’ve never heard of. Or, order a favorite dish prepared in a new way. Expand your horizons. Bring a friend. Come alone and talk to your neighbors. Remember, you can win friends with salad.
Q: Are there plans for another Meat-Free Week in the future?
A: Don’t worry, we’ll be back next year! But you won’t have to wait that long — Compassion Over Killing will host their annual Veg Week in April 2011.
Q: What if I want to make every week Meat-Free Week?
A: Check VegDC.com for help finding even more veg-friendly dining options in DC. Or, contact any of the below organizations for information on the joys of embracing a veggie lifestyle!
Mobile Cuisine Magazine looks forward to sharing Meatless Monday with our readers!