Eighth-Annual Vendy Awards

by Julie Besonen, 09/18/2012

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  • The Cinnamon Snail
    Various locations
    Vegans have found bliss at The Cinnamon Snail, a truck that roves to different locations in Manhattan and New Jersey. Chef/owner Adam Sobel has made carnivores reconsider their diets with organic breakfast items like fresh fig pancakes with chamomile–blood orange syrup and pine nut butter. Lunchtime favorites include the ancho chili seitan burger with beer-simmered onions and garlic, arugula, piri piri pepper sauce and horseradish cream on grilled herbed focaccia. Vietnamese, Thai and Korean flavors also spice things up. Plus, the truck is a go-to spot for raw foodists—there's raw pizza with olives and onions on a thick flax crust with sun-dried tomato sauce and cashew cheese, for instance, and jalapeño raw brownies for dessert. Until 3pm, devotees can stop by for raspberry blackout donuts (if they're not sold out) and star anise–coconut milk iced coffee. Check Facebook and Twitter for location updates. For more information, see the Cinnamon Snail video at foodcurated.com.

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