For the socially conscious and cruelty-free foodies who've been missing vegan eats from the recently shuttered Mac'N food truck - there's good news for your grumbling stomach. Francesca Lacuesta, the woman behind the truck's original recipes, has launched her own catering company, Panpespa. The new concept is an all-natural vegan kitchen with a rustic, gourmet flair.
"The concept actually had been brewing for quite some time, before Mac'N. I've always baked. That's what I did with my grandmother - we just constantly baked. And catering was something I had done with Mac'N, so now that's kind of my thing," Lacuesta says.
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The venture's menu includes Mac'N favorites and unique baked goods like saffron pistachio cookies, nutella stuffed cinnamon sugar muffins and salted caramel kahlua brownies. There's also a huge variety of sandwiches, salads, sides and desserts including a sandwich with seitan, bourbon peaches, caramelized vidalia onions, no-bee honey mustard & arugula on Texas toast; a BBQ chik'n salad with organic spinach, tomato, tempeh bacon, tofu, fried shallots, grilled chik'n breast and ranch dressing; and enchiladas con mole with salsa verde, topped with mushrooms and "cheese." More »