I am so excited to see a vegan team on The Great Food Truck Race ! For those of you who are not familiar with the show, it airs on the Food network. It involves different teams competing against each other, in a series of challenges, to win $50,000, while traveling through different towns & cities. Each week, one team is eliminated, based on who has earned the least amount of money.
I was thrilled to see the vegan team, named Sol Food Collective, for several reasons. First of all, it feels like it is another sign that veganism is being viewed in a positive manner. I also love that it exposes more people to vegan food. I don’t know about y’all but I have met too many people who think vegan food is boring if it doesn’t involve animal protein of some sort. I try to be a good vegan ambassador and show them that it’s not, without sounding preachy or militant.
On this first episode of this season, which aired June 9th, I was so proud of how the vegan team handled themselves during a challenge. I am about to give some details so if you don’t want to know them, stop reading right now !
There was a challenge in which all the teams were given crab meat and whoever made the most money from the crab-based food would win immunity, no matter how little money they earned from the rest of their menu.The vegan team, Sol, stayed true to what they believe in and turned the crab down. They didn’t want to sell out just for the chance to win immunity. It ended up that they made enough money from their normal menu to continue on in the challenge ! Yay ! I think it was good karma for doing the right thing.
Thank you to the team Sol members for being awesome vegan ambassadors !
Take care y’all !
I wasn’t paid in any form to promote Food Network, The Great Food Truck Race or Sol Food Collective.