VE-GO Food Truck Provides Familiarity In Vegan Catering Dishes
Updated: Aug 17
The average person is generally reluctant to try a new dish as it is, so when presented with plant-based or "vegan" options, their reservations are heightened. This is largely due to the comfortability and familiarity in the dishes served within people's cultural upbringing, as well as the preconceived notion of vegan meals."I don’t know about that” is often the response when someone is asked about trying vegan dishes. To the ears of non-vegan eaters, most dishes are perceived as, "nasty tofu", "bland", or "cardboard", among other descriptions.
In recent years, plant-based chefs have debunked these inconclusive narratives by providing more flavor packed options that remind people of their favorite home-style dishes. Ve-Go Food Truck is rolling proof of a new era in vegan eatery, thanks to founders Chef Akil, and Pastry Chef Paris Courtney.
TTT Media recently had the pleasure of attending Ve-Go's most recent private tasting for their new catering services at Apostrophe Lounge near uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. From classic breakfast dishes such as Mamas biscuits and gravy, to pineapple beef tips for dinner, attendees had the opportunity to try out an array of sample sized vegan dishes with a familiar twist .
As a foodie I’m open trying new foods at all times, but my only request for vegan dishes is the taste to be like the non-vegan dish it was created to emulate. Ve-Go definitely fulfilled my request with dishes such as the beef hash, which could easily pass for actual beef hash on a blind study. Check out the photos below of the dishes from the Ve-Go private tasting, along with my experience with each dish.
*All Photos shot by Mike Palmer for TTT Media*
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