Ah, the gourmet food truck trend. I’ve seen plenty of these restaurants on wheels around New York City but they all conjured images of street meat to me. That is, until this vegan delight appeared like a mirage in a desert of sausages and sauerkraut.
In line for The Seed Experience, I asked another attendee where she got the ginormous cookie she was devouring a 9am. Pointing ahead to a truck parked at the event’s entrance she said, “Cinnamon Snail – it’s the best vegan food truck but is often in New Jersey, so I couldn’t resist”.
Inching closer, I saw the display case of fresh vegan pastries and read their motto: “Food to help you transform into a being of pure light who can serve all living creatures simultaneously and eternally”.
I knew where I’d be having lunch.
The staff inside was so friendly and they wouldn’t even take tips – all proceeds went to the Humane Society jar (or similar cause). They offer a seasonal menu of breakfast, lunch, entrees and pastries; I had the Maple Glazed Tempeh Sandwich on sprouted whole grain bread with kale, tomato and a garlic aioli:
I know, it looks on the toastier side, but it really was scrumptious. My stomach’s grumbling as I type. Thanks, Cinnamon Snail :) Now the question is – when will you come to Canada?
For all the vegan, veggie or yoga lovers I have to share this snippet from the their website: “Is it possible for a lifeless piece of material to transcend it’s physical form and evolve to a state of enlightenment? …(Cinnamon Snail) has dedicated its existence to the condition of serving all creatures of this world with gratitude and compassion, unconditionally. It has taken its Bodhisattva vows of non-violence, and surrendered to the ultimate joyful work of service. Has a 1991 Grumman / Chevy P30 become a Buddha?”
Love love love love LOVE.
To track the Cinnamon Snail, they post their whereabouts via
Twitter: @VeganLunchTruck or Facebook