Popcorn Tofu from Wheatsville Food Co-op is the best! Particularly the Buffalo Popcorn Tofu, and more specifically the Buffalo Popcorn Hoagie (sub ciabatta*) from the deli counter. Popcorn Tofu is the stuff of legends, and the Buffalo Popcorn sandwich lives up to its reputation, stuffed to the gills with Buffalo Popcorn Tofu, vegan blue cheeze dressing, sliced tomatoes, lettuce, red onion, carrots, jalapeños and alfalfa sprouts. If you’re not into spicy food, order it without the jalapeños, or play it even safer and get the Popcorn Tofu Po’boy (also sub ciabatta, and sans jalapeños). Want more Buffalo Popcorn Tofu in your life? Buy it by the tubful from the deli counter, or pick it up in the cold case. You can even grab it on a ready-to-bake pizza.
When you want to switch things up, try Wheatsville’s always vegan-friendly, and always delicious hot bar. My favorite hot bar combo is on Sundays, when they break out the biscuits and gravy, vegan sausage crumbles, spicy greens and the other Wheatsville fave – mac and cheeze (also available during the week, as well as in the cold case).
Wheatsville will soon have two locations where you can get your Popcorn Tofu/hot bar fix. We have our tried and true north location on Guadalupe, but South Austinites have a very exciting second location coming at ’em any day now. Yay for more Popcorn Tofu in this world!
* Why sub ciabatta you may ask? Well, as you can see from the pictures above (top is ciabatta, below is hoagie), you get the same ingredients either way, it’s just how you prefer them to be distributed. If you like to eat your sandwich like a burrito, where each bite comes with a different ingredient, then go for the hoagie, but if you’d rather eat your sandwich like a sandwich, and taste the combinations of flavors and textures with each bite, go for the ciabatta. Obviously I have my preference, but it really is great either way!
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!