One of my goals for 2020 was to try more new to me vegan restaurants/options in Austin since I have a tendency to stick to the same places and dishes once I find something I love. I was off to a good start–I tried Plow Boa, Rebel Cheese, and Sundaze for the first time, as well as new dishes I hadn’t tried at The Beer Plant yet and also vegan options at Clay Pit.
Then COVID happened, and I stopped going out to eat. But Luke and I finally went out for vegan food last week (we ate outside), and I wanted to try somewhere new that I’ve been wanting to try for a while–Sassy’s Vegetarian Soul Food.
Sassy’s Vegetarian Soul Food is a black owned vegan food truck on east 7th Street in Austin, Texas. Everything on the menu sounded amazing, and we ended up ordering quite a few things to share–we got three chicon baskets (crispy fried chicken flavored seitan): hot lemon pepper, Caribbean jerk, and Asian orange, the three green medley, fried cabbage, fried button mushrooms, and hot water cornbread.
Everything was delicious! The hot lemon pepper was my favorite flavor of chicken baskets (I love spicy “chicken”), but all three were tasty, and the fried mushrooms were perfectly crispy on the outside but soft on the inside.
I was especially impressed with the cabbage, maybe because I haven’t tried a lot of cabbage dishes before and considered it a boring vegetable, but this cabbage was anything but–it was so flavorful cooked with the vegan bacon–I never thought I’d say I’m dying for more cabbage soon! The cornbread and greens were both good too–like I said, everything was delicious!
Luke and I will definitely go back to Sassy’s–I want to try the chicon and waffles next as well as the Cajun mac and cheese and the black eyed peas.
Have you tried Sassy’s yet? What did you get?