Sunday, October 2, 2011

Birthday Explosion, Part 2 of 2: Food Trucks [Vegan MoFo]

[Give Beets a Chance: veggie dog from Magic Bus Cafe @ Food Truck Food Court.]

It's Vegan Mofo! AKA the Vegan Month of Food, an annual event of vegan food bloggers. I really wanted to sign up but failed to do so by the deadline. I am going to be participating anyway and hope to blog a lot this month. You can head on over to to find out more.

Today's post is the second part of my birthday explosion. I wanted more than anything to go to the various food trucks that have popped up all over Minneapolis/Saint Paul these past few years. On Wednesdays, there is a Food Truck Food Court in Saint Paul and I went there to check it all out.

We went first to the Magic Bus Cafe, a cool purple bus serving up veggie (and meat) dogs with various relishes and toppings. The one pictured at the top of this post is a dog with a beet and sauerkraut relish, the one below is a spicy dog with jalapeno relish. Sorry for the blurriness in these photos, it is incredibly difficult to take decent photos outside with my camera.

After chowing down on dogs, we hit up Gastrotruck and had two delicious black bean burger sliders.

Finally, we had to have dessert: cupcakes! These beauties were from Cupcake On The Go, the truck version of Cupcake. These were amazing and super-rich. Yummy! Fantastic birthday lunch.


Cara said...

I saw that Magical Bus Cafe on TV the other month! My boyfriend and I loved the concept. I miss eating at food trucks :( Since I found out about my intolerance to gluten, my food trucking days are pretty much over... How did you like the Magic Bus? Hope you had a great birthday!!

The Saucy Coconut said...

I loved the Magic Bus! And was pleasantly surprised about the offerings at Gastrotruck and Cupcake.

Check out Hola Arepa Food Truck in Minneapolis, they say their arepas (corn patties, essentially) are gluten free and vegan before being stuffed. I tried it and posted about them above this food truck post. Delicious!

Here's their site: