Poll: Who is America’s Favorite Vegetarian/Vegan Food Truck?

Poll: Who is America’s Favorite Vegetarian/Vegan Food Truck?

Mobile Cuisine Magazine is always proud to provide our readers articles designed to share a multifaceted culinary lifestyle program that is spreading throughout the country and world. As many of you already know, we have designated our Monday features to help promote the Meatless Monday’s program which not only do we support on the website, but our staff actually has adopted in our Monday dietary lifestyle.

In today’s article we want to follow up a recent article in which we asked our readers to submit their choice for America’s favorite vegetarian or vegan food truck or cart. The submissions have been counted and the top 10 have been calculated. If you are a food truck that feels you should have been included, we apologize, however, the trucks selected for this poll were determined by our readers, and by the number of votes they received in the first phase of the contest.

The Cinnamon Snail – Hoboken, NJ; Clover Lab Food Truck – Boston, MA; The Frankenstand – Los Angeles, CA; Green Seed Vegan – Houston, TX; Liba Falafel – San Francisco, CA; Like no Udder – Providence, RI; Mac’n Food Truck – Miami, FL; Morels Food Truck – Louisville, KY; The Purple Carrot – Lansing, MI or The Seabirds Truck – Costa Mesa, CA

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This poll will stay open for 2 weeks to make sure everyone gets a chance to vote for in the poll and the truck operators will have a chance to let their fans know to come help them with their votes. The poll will close on August 22 at 12AM CST, at which time we will announce the results shortly thereafter.

The winner of this contest will be featured on Mobile Cuisine in a multiday feature series, to help share information about the vendor, their menu, and how they came up with the idea for serving meatless fare.

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Mobile Cuisine Magazine looks forward to continued coverage of Meatless Monday for our readers!


Richard is an architect by degree (Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan) who began his career in real estate development and architectural planning. In September of 2010 he created Mobile Cuisine Magazine to fill an information void he found when he began researching how to start a mobile hotdog cart in Chicago. Richard found that there was no central repository of mobile street food information anywhere on the internet, and with that, the idea for MCM was born.


  1. Why is the Purple Carrot in this poll? Check out their website – their menu features chicken, ham, skirt steak, etc… They do have a few vegetarian or vegan options on the menu, but it seemed pretty clear to me that your contest was to select “America’s favorite vegetarian or vegan food truck”, not “American’s favorite food truck that has a tofu entree” …

  2. If that’s the justification for a vegetarian business, then Chinese restaurants (which serve green beans dishes, etc) and BBQ places (which often serve side salads, etc) count. My point: what business *doesn’t* have *something* veg on the menu?! Weird poll.

  3. I went back and looked at your original contest entry, and while you didn’t specify that the truck had to be exclusively vegetarian or vegan, I think most people (including Merriam Webster) would agree that the definition of “vegetarian” is something along the lines of … meatless?

    There is an immense difference between a restaurant being “veg-friendly” and vegetarian. Believe me, as a vegetarian for almost 25 years, I know the difference. Eating at a vegetarian restaurant means I will never find a stray piece of bacon in my salad, or wonder if my veggie burger picked up any pork fat from the griddle.

    I realize that your poll is about encouraging people to eat less meat, not necessarily to cut it out of their diets altogether, but if you wanted to include veg-friendly food trucks, you really should have said so up front.

  4. As a Purple Carrot Vegan customer I wanted to comment to all of the people questioning the Purple Carrot’s inclusion in this poll. Over half of the menu items would please any vegetarian. Of the 10 lunch items this week, 4 have meat in them. They always serve two vegetarian soups, one of them is always vegan. Great items for vegans, this week’s Eggplant “Meat” Ball Sub was amazing. They serve more than just a side salad, they serve great veg/vegan food, SLT (Seitan, Lettuce & Tomato), Tofu Banh Mi, Vegan “Eggs” Benny. There is a small, but tight-knit vegan community in our little town and we love this place!

    • I checked out their menu online, and their veg/vegan options do sound delicious – in fact I found myself wishing I’d have a chance to try them some day – but that does not make them a vegetarian food truck! Shoprite sells tons of vegetarian frozen entrees, but that doesn’t make them a vegetarian supermarket. Just like if I occasionally ate hamburger, I would not be a vegetarian.

  5. I live in Lansing and I voted for Purple Carrot because I, as a vegan, frequent there because of their vegan options. There aren’t that many places that offer solely vegan food here.

    The guys at the Purple carrot always have the most amazing food and I consider them my go to if I want something delicious. I couldn’t be happier since they opened up, I think they are pretty new, at least I just discovered them! PLus most of my friends aren’t vegan so we can all be equally satisfied. But my point is that as a vegan its one of the few places I can go and get restaurant quality food that meets my needs. Us vegans here in Lansing definitely consider it a Vegan food truck as far as we are concerned!

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