Mac’n Vegetarian Food Truck Close to $ Goal; Tasting Event at Sweat Records Mar. 12

By Arielle Castillo |

A couple weeks back, we introduced you to Francesca Lacuesta and and Mark Jennings, proprietors of the upcoming Mac’n Vegetarian Soul Food Truck. It’ll be the first totally meatless truck to hit the local mobile food scene. And with most menu items also available in vegan, and even vegan gluten-free, formulations, Mac’n is set to open its inclusive arms to a whole new set of food truck patrons. Plus, who doesn’t love delicious mac n’ cheese (or “cheese”) or cornbread in general? Yum.

When we posted the last post, Lacuesta and Jennings were trying to round up money to finish repairs on their truck, which they purchased at a steal used. It needed serious refurbishing. The pair had started a Kickstarter fundraiser to try to raise $10,000, and were promising double food dollars in pledges and other goodies for backers.

Well, as proof that good things do happen to nice people, Mac’n got a nice cash infusion outside of Kickstarter — so they’ve posted a new fundraiser with a smaller goal. But the benefits are still the same for backers!

The new fundraising goal is $3000 by Friday, April 29. Just as before, whatever you donate, you get double the amount back in food credit. Donate $10, say, and get $20 worth of food when the truck’s on the road. Out-of-towners get other goodies, like an eco-friendly tote bag, and batches of pralines and pecan bars.

Other fun news: The truck is freshly painted, and will be ready enough to go for a sampling event on Saturday, March 12 at vegan-friendly Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 786-693-9309; More details on that will come soon.

In the meantime, check out again the Mac’n menu below and this video from the Kickstarter page.