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.
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 »