Sure, vegans like to eat veggies and fruit but sometimes you want something you can sink your teeth into – something sinful, sweet, and perhaps even fried! When this craving hits, I recommend locating the Southern Fried Vegan BBQ food truck!
I caught up with Southern Friend Vegan BBQ at Modern Times Brewery in Point Loma. I arrived with some hungry friends, ready to eat and drink! My friends’ plate arrived first, featuring two BBQ sliders, tater tots, and a side of collard greens. Conversation ceased as they devoured their food (but I managed to snap a quick photo before they dug in!). Later, with big smiles and full tummies, they would tell me that everything was “really good.”
[caption id="attachment_1184" align="alignnone" width="640"] Vegan BBQ Sliders with Collard Greens and Tater Tots[/caption]
I love avocados. And why shouldn’t they be the focus of a taco? There’s no need to relegate them to secondary topping status! Here, the fried avocados are a warm and creamy centerpiece. Add some delicious tangy dressing and coleslaw and you have yourself a noteworthy vegan taco!
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Next up was my order: the Fried Chickun Waffle Sandwich with sides of jambalaya and macaroni and cheese. The prize for the day went to the Fried Chickun Waffle Sandwich. This dish arrived with a piece of “chickun” and creamy dressing lying on top of a waffle. The sandwich was then doused in syrup.
I understand that Chicken and Waffles is a traditional southern dish, but I had never seen the appeal. Why would chicken be good with waffles? Now I know what all the fuss is about! This sandwich was good. Really good. The combination of a soft waffle, sweet syrup, and savory chickun must trigger the happy place in the brain. After the sandwich disappeared (and I had wiped the sticky syrup from my hands!), I finished off the tender macaroni and cheese and zesty jambalaya. True comfort food. I was blissfully lethargic for the rest of the day!
[caption id="attachment_1195" align="alignnone" width="640"] Vegan Fried Chickun Waffle Sandwich with Macaroni and Cheese and Jambalaya[/caption]
Everything at Southern Fried Vegan is “made to order” – you won’t receive anything pre-made. Quality can take time, so be aware that there can be a wait, especially if others have ordered before you. But the food rewards patience. While I don’t think the road to being a healthy vegan is paved with Fried Waffle Chickun Sandwiches, I do think it’s important – as a special treat – to enjoy true comfort food. Thank you Southern Fried Vegan for filling a critical gap in the universe of vegan food!
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