Monday, April 29, 2013

SactoMoFo 6 Wrap-Up

I arrived at SactoMoFo 6, the mobile food truck festival under the freeway at 6th and W, just as it opened on Saturday. It's a good thing I did -- the crowds were huge and lines were long by the time I left. But while I was there, here are the food trucks I visited.

My first stop was Addy's Paella, a Lodi-based catering business, to try their vegetarian paella. I knew they were only going to offer two pans of vegetarian paella throughout the day, and I didn't want to miss out. If I'd known how big the paella pans were, I wouldn't have worried! In addition to the seasoned rice, the vegetarian paella included asparagus, mushrooms, red bell pepper, green onions, and peas, and it was very tasty. It's vegan as long as you don't let them add the garlic aioli on top.

I headed to Smoothie Patrol, a Sacramento food truck, to get something to drink. They had a few vegan options, but the one I wanted was the Razzle Dazzle, consisting of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, orange juice, and ice. It was delicious!

For dessert, I found the DavePops cart, serving a variety of LukePops (all vegan) and DavePops (vegan except for the two flavors that include chocolate or toffee chips). Where have these been all my life? I ordered the Chocolate Almond Flake pop, and was halfway done before I remembered to take a picture. If I hadn't been so full afterwards, I'd have gone back for seconds. I'll definitely watch for the DavePops cart at the Cesar Chavez Park and Oak Park farmers' markets.

As I mentioned in my April 25th blog article, other food trucks offered vegan menu items too, like Gameday Grill's veggie sandwich, KoJa Kitchen's Teriyaki Zen with Pineapple, the Chairman's steamed vegan bun, and We Sushi's tofu salad. I completely understand why some people bring coolers to the festival so they can take food home to try after the SactoMoFo food coma wears off.

It was a great event, and I'm already looking forward to SactoMoFo 7!

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