Meatless Monday Partner: Truck

 

Photo from NY Times

Located at a former truck stop for travelers on Route 22, TRUCK is a casual, lively restaurant in Bedford, NY. The eclectic menu features everything from organic carrot cake twinkies to chile marinaded wild shrimp, and is largely inspired by the cuisine Northern New Mexico, where owner Nancy Roper grew up.

Beans, a staple of New Mexican cuisine, are a versatile protein which make meatless eating at TRUCK very easy.

“We have a ‘Bean of the Week’ promotion which we really push. We always have organic, New York State grown organic black beans, but every week we feature a different bean because they’re full of protein, and they’re really good for you. We want people to eat more beans!” said Roper.

Roper emphasized great variety of shapes, textures, and tastes within the Beans of the Week.

“The Royal Corona is a fan favorite–it has a following, just because it’s so big. Ayocote Morado is a brown, medium sized bean, very tasty. It has a little bit of a thicker skin, so it’s a lot of fun to eat. There’s also a little tiny bean called Pinquito. It’s very cute and flavorful, with interesting definition in the skin. There really hasn’t been a dud of the bean—they’ve all been popular.”

TRUCK also provides locally-grown vegetables all year round.

“We’re in the heart the season of rutabagas, root vegetables, parsnips, and purple top turnips from places such as Riverbank Farm in Connecticut and Sun Sprout farm in New York,” said Roper.

TRUCK buys produce from Cabbage Hill Farm in Mt. Kisco

TRUCK even sources as close as Cabbage Hill farm in Mount Kicso, which provides year-ground lettuce, Bok Choy, and microgreens from its greenhouse.

Visit TRUCK during the campaign to check out the Bean of the Week, locally grown produce, and to try the Bedford 2020 Roasted Vegetable Blue Corn Enchilada, featuring seasonal vegetables, Monterey Jack cheese, mild chile sauce, and pico de gallo!

TRUCK is located at 381 Old Post Road in Bedford, NY, and open the following hours:

  • Lunch: Tues – Fri   11:30am-3:30pm
  • Dinner: Tues – Thu 5:30pm-9:30pm
  • Dinner: Friday 5:30pm-10:30pm
  • Dinner: Sat – 5:00pm-10:30pm
  • Sunday: 4:30pm-9pm
  • CLOSED Monday (so get on board Meatless Monday at Truck any other day!)

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