The Fiery Vegan Dog at Fire & Soul is everything you could ever want a corn dog to be: a vegan hot dog on a wooden skewer, dipped in a homemade habanero/jalapeño batter, then deep fried to crunchy, fluffy perfection in a dedicated veg fryer. I may be a bit biased, as I’m a huge hot dog fan, but this slice of heaven on a stick is definitely one of my favorite things to eat in Austin.
If hot dogs aren’t your thing, try the deep fried avocado, which is covered in the same delectable batter as the Fiery Vegan Dog (just ask to hold the ranch). The Fiery Vegan Dog has won over sworn hot dog haters like my wife, though, so it’s still worth consideration, even if you’re a hot dog skeptic. Whichever you decide to get, we highly recommend shelling out an extra dollar to upgrade the side of fries to the crispiest, most incredible sweet potato fries you’ll ever taste. You won’t regret it.
Fire & Soul often moves their truck around for catering events (check their Twitter feed to find out where they are), but their home base is at the Eastside Fillin’ Station food trailer lot on East 6th and Waller, next to Baton Creole, and across the street from Via 313. Clearly, this area is home to some of the tastiest vegan fare in town. There is plenty of seating at the food trailer lot, but if you’d prefer to enjoy your food at a bar, there are several in the area. Cool off with a drink or two while enjoy your piece of vegan deep-fried nirvana.
Disclaimer: This Top 20 series, presented in no particular order, is formed from the personal opinions of Marie and Daniel, and does not necessarily reflect the views of all Red Hot Vegans bloggers. If you’re not a fan of oily, sugary, calorie-dense food, then this series is probably not for you. For everyone else, enjoy!