This vegan food truck used to call New Jersey home all the time, but now those of us in Manhattan get to enjoy it’s food. The Cinnamon Snail is parked in different locations around the city at least four times a week. The truck is now parked in Midtown East, Flatiron and Midtown West on various days. I live just a few blocks from the Midtown West location between 55th and 56th St. on Broadway. When I found out the truck was parking there on Wednesdays only, I visited three Wednesdays in a row over the last month. Over those three visits I tried about five sandwiches and lots and lots of their pastries. I may have put on a few pounds doing the research for this story, but IT WAS WORTH IT!!!! So here’s the review:
This was the first sandwich I had from the truck. It’s the General Tso Seitan. What a great introduction! Very flavorful & the sandwich is huge. The bad news? It was a daily special, so you can’t get it everyday.
Here’s the Korean barbeque seitan served open faced on a grilled tortilla slathered with chili butter, kimchi and greens. If you like spicy food you’ll love this. It was too fiery for me, so I gave it to the hubby and he absolutely loved it.
I’ve already had this one twice. I think that pretty much tells you how good it is. It’s the Lemongrass 5 spice seitan with Szechuan chili sauce, curried cashews, greens, and wasabi mayonnaise on a grilled baguette. A little spicy for me, but I still love it.
One of the lighter sandwiches they serve is this Maple mustard tempeh sandwich on grilled spelt bread with roasted garlic aioli, kale, tomato, and onion. You know I love kale, but I never thought of putting it on a sandwich. Here it works big time.
The first day I was at the truck I walked away with all these delicious donuts. I am a donut freak, a connoisseur of sorts. It’s hard to find vegan donuts though. Actually Dunwell Donuts may be the only other vegan ones I’ve had. It’s such a treat to be able to eat one of my favorite foods, in my favorite way – VEGAN. These don’t disappoint. As a matter of fact they just may be the best donuts I’ve ever had. I especially love the cinnamon donut stick. The texture is perfectly cushiony. The glaze is satisfyingly sweet. Put it together and it’s a deliciously huge treat. I could eat this everyday for breakfast or dessert. The coconut cake donut you see here is the best coconut donut ever. The cake consistency is right on and the spices and coconut coating is a match made in donut heaven. Last, but not least I am a sucker for S’mores so I had to get two S’mores donuts, plus they use Sweet & Sara Marshmallows (which, if you don’t know, are the most amazing vegan marshmallows in the universe). Chocolate and S’mores lovers will rejoice when they bite into this campfire creation.
The Crème brûlée donut. Moist & creamy with that layer of hard caramel you expect from a sweet treat with this name.
Two of my favorite flavors together in a donut, peanut butter and cheesecake.
- They have so many flavors of donuts to choose from. This is the maple pecan.
If you’ve ever had the strawberry frosted donut from Dunkin Donuts this is reminiscent of that, EXCEPT 100 times better.
Sandwiches are $8-$9 each and donuts are just $2!
If you want to know where to find the truck parked follow them on twitter @veganlunchtruck.
You can also see their full menu at cinnamonsnail.com.