After almost two years on the road, Southern California food truck Seabirds is hoping to bring its vegan meals to a sit-down location—and is turning to community-fundraising platform Kickstarter for help, according to a March 29, 2012 article in Veg News.
The organic eatery, which sources its produce from local Orange County farms, is hoping to raise $100,000 by April 30 in order to cover the cost of converting a Santa Ana shoe shop into a restaurant. Though the Seabirds Truck has seen success as a mobile operation—the truck has won several awards and was featured on the Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race — founder Stephanie Morgan says a restaurant space will enable her to elevate the eatery’s popular menu and provide customers with a more stable and comfortable dining experience.
Although I have yet to try the healthy vegan fare of Seabirds, the menu lists such lip-smacking choices as kale salad (kale, bosc pears, peanuts, currants, and sesame ginger vinaigrette), yellow curry (broccoli & carrots, organic tofu, and cilantro over brown rice), and grilled beets and beet greens. These vegan dishes certainly appear to be foods for energy! I cannot wait to take road trip south… hopefully soon.