A Guide to Vegetarian (And Even Vegan) Options From Miami's Food Truck Scene

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Newcomer Miso Hungry offers a rotating vegan entree.
​With the animal fat freely a-flowin' on most local food trucks, what's a meat-eschewer to do? While Miami's mobile food scene continues to grow, it's still behind other cities' in its lack of vegetarian options. The Raaga Cart showed promise during Art Basel especially, but its owners have day jobs and it hasn't been seen around much since.

On a positive note, as we reported earlier this morning, a number of trucks are unveiling new test menu items for this Saturday's weekly Wynwood roundup. Those offering new items include Sakaya Kitchen, MexZican Gourmet, Latin Burger, the Fish Box, and Jefe's. But they'll need financial encouragement to make it a regular thing, so buy some veggie tacos or sides and support.

Meanwhile, the upcoming new Mac'n truck is 100 percent vegetarian (look for full details about it soon on Short Order). Beyond both of these developments, a number of meatless options are increasingly regularly available from the city's mobile vendors.

If purity's an issue for you, beware that some of these items might well share griddle space with searing flesh; but otherwise, here are some dishes worth trying. Of course, if your issue is an allergy or food intolerance, don't take this as a vouch of 100 percent safety and ask the truck chefs for details -- they're a pretty friendly bunch!

If there are any we're missing, please share in the comments below.

Best Bets for Main Dishes:

Miso Hungry's vegan plate, $8
Owners David Pastrana and Kimberly Kilmer have wisely decided to always offer a fully vegan entree option, and so far offer the only regularly appearing truck to do so. The current offering is a dish of firm tofu sauteed with local vegetables in a sweet soy sauce.

The Hippie from Montaco, $3
This taco skips the meat and cheese in favor of a filling of sauteed garlic ;mushrooms, black bean puree, salsa, and cilantro.

Various items from the Red Truck
The Red Truck features a strange mix of Cuban and Mediterranean food -- not a fusion of the two, just items from both traditional cuisines -- but the Middle Eastern items here serve vegetarians particularly well. Try the falafel sandwich (about $7), or the vegetarian platter of assorted mezze ($8).

Gastropod's current veg option (currently $5)
Gastropod always offers a rotating meatless option; past items have included curried squash and huevos rancheros. Right now, they've got a spinach salad with "Green Gawd" dressing, "stupid slaw," and crispy plantains.

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Jefe's Original Fish Taco & Burgers we do a veggie taco it's not on our menu but you can ask $2.35 beer batter tempura spring onion with shredded cabbage garden fresh Pico De Gallo with cooling crema our hot sauce is veggie approved if you don't do dairy we add house made Guacamole fresco

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