A few weeks ago, we were driving around on a really nice night. Not too much was going on, just enjoying the warm weather which is unusual in SF. As we rode, we spotted what looked like a taco truck with solar panels. We just had to stop to investigate. It really was solar powered! I think it is the first one. And it gets even better… it was a raw and vegan food truck called Sunny Vibrations! I love it!
I was lucky enough to talk to Craig, the guy who took his life savings and put it into this business. Craig explained that he took a bet with his friend that he couldn’t be a vegetarian for thirty days. After completing the bet, he felt so much healthier and energized, he decided he wanted to pursue this venture and bring affordable healthy food to more people. Restaurants have such high overhead costs that get passed on to the the customer. Using a mobile truck, nutritious food is affordable. A lot of the items at Sunny Vibrations are organic and local. Craig also wants to work with community gardens, providing food for the homeless and garden/youth advocacy groups. Perhaps all of us can look to this model to make our own adjustments to make the food we all eat a little better for everyone.
While enjoying the sun this summer in Dolores Park, stop by the truck to try the Veggie Stir Fry Taco with roasted red peppers or avocado , Fresh Organic Carrot Juice, Rasta kale Infusion w/sesame vinaigrette salad, Grilled soy cheese with tomato, Garlic fried Plantain with toasted almonds, and Raw (dehydrated) zesty crunch Kale Chips…just to name a few things off the menu.
We like to find new places to eat and places to go explore in the city. Kitchenette fits both. This little operation is run out of a loading dock in an historic industrial area called the Dog Patch. (I actually love this neighborhood, but that is for another post.) Their website says it best, spontaneous organic covert nourishment:
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