Food Trucks with a Sustainable Spin

by Alana Cowan

It’s food truck season again and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite “meals on wheels” from around the country. Serving up everything delicious in vegan, local and organic fare, these mobile food businesses offer an healthy, innovative, sustainable, and gourmet approach to standard street fare.

Austin, TX 

Blenders and Bowls

Track down this festival yellow truck that provides healthy, exotic and organic blenders and bowls at hotspots where active Austinties gather for fun and exercise. Each one of their bowls are specially crafted to higlight the unique flavor of acai.

What we love: These guys are all about super foods like cacao, chia seeds, goji berries, hemp, and yerba mate.

Where to find them: 2512 Rio Grande, on the corner of 26th and Rio Grande

Brick and Morter location: 206 East 4th St.

Follow them: @BlendersBowls

Washington D.C.

Sweetflow Mobile

The environmentally-conscious fro-yo truck from Sweetgreen that provides organic ingredients and toppings. They’re famous for their delicious wraps and salads with favorites that include the Chic P and Earth Bowl.

What we love: Sweetflow uses 100% plant-based compostable packaging, they source organic food from local farmers and all their proteins are hormone free, antibiotic free and all-natural.

Where to find them: Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Bethesda

Follow them: @sweetflowmobile

New York, NY

The Cinnamon Snail

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dessert, The Cinnamon Snail is a mobile vegan organic restaurant with an organic menu that changes with the seasons. I’ll take their vegan Jalapeño Brownie made with cacao, fresh hot jalapeño slices and agave nectar please!

What we love: Everything is baked and prepared fresh daily (starting at 3am), containers and bottles are biodegradable.

Where to find them: NYC, New Jersey (Hoboken and Red Bank), and soon in Brooklyn

Follow them: @VeganLunchTruck

Los Angeles, CA


While Los Angeles doesn’t have the best reputation for pizza, one food truck has the recipe down pat. Customer favorites, “The Grandma”.

What we love: SliceTruck uses KAMUT® khorasan wheat, an organic, heirloom grain, in all of their pizza crusts (a crust that stays crispy even after microwaving).

Where to find them: West Los Angeles

Brick and Morter location: 2012 Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Follow them: @SliceTruck

Boston, MA

Bon Me

This baby blue truck offers delicious Vietnamese food made with the freshest ingredients and full of bold, unique flavors. Famous for their rice bowls and soba noodle salads with a side of Thai basil limeade.

Where to find them: Rings Fountain (11:30am-2:30pm) and Boston University (3-7:30pm)

What we love: Bon Me makes the majority of its drinks, dressings, and desserts from scratch.

Follow them: @bonme

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