Adam Sobel / STREET VEGAN
Meat-free meals revamped by the Cinnamon Snail, the vegan food truck with a cult following
What’s the secret behind the Snail’s takeover of New York City streets? In all kinds of weather, vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores alike queue up for sandwiches piled high with brown-sugar glazed seitan and ancho chili aioli, and pancakes topped with fresh figs, chamomile-blood orange syrup, and pine nut butter. Now truck founder Adam Sobel ditches his wheels and brings his addictive food straight to your kitchen, including bigger plates like rosemary-crusted tofu, tarragon garlic bread pudding, spicy beer-battered tofu wings, and tempeh empanadas. Of course, he also shares the recipes for the truck’s famously delicious doughnuts and pastries, flavored with everything from peanut butter chocolate ganache to lavender, black tea, and tamarind. And he blows the lid wide open on the challenges of working on a food truck— negotiating parking tickets with doughnuts, culinary fender benders, and still finding ways to infuse his food with imagination, love, and just a pinch of perspective.
Street Vegan brings the energy and passion of the Cinnamon Snail’s creative cooking from truck to table, and gives everyone meatless meals worth celebrating.