When I was younger, I thought the ice cream man was the coolest guy around (I also thought that when he played music it meant he had run out of ice cream…nice move Mum and Dad). Now, I’ve found something even better than the ice cream man. The Veggie Patch Van is rolling into Sydney tomorrow bringing with it good quality vegetarian food and and an even better message about sustainable living and eating.
The premise behind the Veggie Patch Van – a collaboration between Darlinghurst’s TMOD design studio and the amazing vegetarian haunt Yulli’s in Surry Hills – is simple. Veggies are good for you, local growers should be supported and we need to be more aware of how we can eat sustainably.
This weekend, the Veggie Patch Van – fondly known as ‘Spud’ – is pulling up in some of our Sydney streets to make vegetarians, and those who just love their veggies, very happy indeed.
Even the van itself is ecologically sound. A converted green Winnabego, the van has a low environmental impact and was pieced together using a variety of materials found around Australia in junkyards, roadsides and demolition sites.
It’ll be tough to know what to pick off the seasonally driven menu that includes a herbed falafel burger, raw pumpkin pesto pasta, organic lemonade, polenta and kale chips and the Veggie Van’s famous ancient grain zucchini burger. Apparently there’s heaps more too!
Fill up on food from the Veggie Patch Van this weekend:
Thursday September 27
Custom House Forecourt
Friday September 28
Saturday September 29
William Street Laneway Festival Paddington