• dosa truck: LA’s vegetarian food truck

    December 18th, 2009quarrygirldosa truck, LA restaurants

    dosa truck

    dosa truck is part of the huge twittering mobile food craze that’s hitting los angeles, but unlike the other businesses, this truck doesn’t serve meat. it specializes in all-vegetarian dosas, which are south indian-inspired crepes stuffed with various different fillings.

    vegan dosa from dosa truck

    although dosa truck does serve cheese in some of their dishes, the menu is super vegan-friendly, with all the stuff to avoid being pretty obvious (paneer, yogurt, etc). i hit up the food truck today at their stint in hollywood, and tried out 2 of their vegan dosas as well as a samosa.

    vegan dosa

    the shiva-shakti (pictured above), is a 1/2 masala and 1/2 sweet potato dosa filled with smashed curried indian potatoes. i also tried the mumbai madness, which is the same thing minus the sweet potatoes. both of these creations were amazing; the filling was fluffy and flavorful and the rice-lentil crepe was soft and crispy around the edges. these things were also stuffed with a tasty blend of tomato and coconut chutney. UPDATE: i asked the dude working the truck if the coconut chutney was vegan, and he said it was. however, a reader commented on this post saying it isn’t vegan. i am awaiting an official response from dosa truck… UPDATE #2: the owner of dosa truck just sent me an email and confirmed the coconut chutney is NOT vegan. the tomato chutney is though, so just ask for no coconut. she apologised profusely for the error. 🙁

    vegan samosa from dosa truck

    i also grabbed a samosa, the perfect little fried pocket of indian goodness. it was a great one too, with soft potatoes and juicy green peas.

    vegan samosa from dosa truck

    every bite of food i had at dosa truck was excellent, so seriously go show this vegetarian business some support! dosas are 6 bucks each, and worth every penny. and remember, no coconut chutney!

    you can get their schedule from their website.
    and be sure to follow them on twitter for updates.

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10 responses to “dosa truck: LA’s vegetarian food truck” RSS icon

  • That was fucking quick. I got the slumdog, it was fucking good.

  • When I went last week the woman told me the coconut chutney was not vegan. It would be awesome if they changed it.

  • I’ve been to the truck before and it was super tasty. That said, I asked them about what was vegan and the person who I spoke with didn’t know what vegan meant. I ordered a dosa with obvious ingredients that was pretty safe but avoided the chutneys since they didn’t know what I was talking about.

  • Ive thought about running a vegan ice cream truck.

  • @Holly, brilliant!
    @Cosmo, thanks so much for posting that. turns out you were right. 🙁
    @Sean Bonner, yeah that’s what i should have done…and they should really train their staff about what “vegan” means, especially since it says the word on the menu!
    @Scott, pleasure to see you!

  • I have had dosas from here, and they told me the coconut chutney was vegan too. That’s messed up!

  • You also have to be careful because when I visited the dosa truck during the abbot kinney festival they told me that they cook a lot of their stuff in ghee (clarified butter) so they actually had to cook my food as a special request and could only do greens, sweet potato and the tomato chutney- perhaps I got lucky because the manager was doing the cash register that day. This truck is tasty and can do vegan, but asking questions is necessary

  • @James, it actually happens very rarely that i accidentally eat non-vegan items.

    …oh wait, james…i just checked your IP address and realized that you are the same person who keeps spamming me with pictures of meat. comment deleted! later.

  • WOW-Brilliant!!!! I love it, can’t wait to check your vegan treats out!!!

  • Wow, great info here, glad to have found your awesome blog, I’ll be bookmarking you to keep abreast of your ideas here.

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