Saturday, May 18, 2024


Vegans or the vegan-curious might be happy to hear about a Vegan Food Truck Festival coming Sept. 12 to Kendall Square.

The event brings together trucks including Bon Me, Boston Projuice, Chubby Chickpea, Compliments, Dragon Roll Grill, Heritage Truck, Jamaica Mi Hungry, Like No Udder, Rhythm N’ Wraps, Riceburg, Roving Lunchbox and the Sante Mobile Farmhouse – some local, some from as far away New York and Maine, some vegan-only and some just vegan for the day. Fifteen trucks are expected in total.

They’re setting up for the day at Broad Canal Way with live music and free face painting for kids, and organizers Food Truck Festivals of America are inviting people to bring blankets, lawn chairs and leashed dogs.

So why is it that vegans only “might” be happy about it? Well, they will be paying $5 for the right to pay more for food bought at each truck (or, oddly, $10 for general admission with rights to a single Samuel Adams beer, because Boston Beer is a sponsor). There’s something a little peculiar about paying $5 to get into a five-hour event focused on food where most trucks sell for full price what are intended to be complete meals.

Still, kids under 12 get in free and there are $20 tickets that let VIPs in at 11 a.m., provide unlimited non-alcoholic beverages and a free dessert (while supplies last). No refunds! Tickets and information are here.