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Fiery Vegan Dog from Fire & Soul

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Fiery Vegan Dog at Fire & Soul

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 Trailer Parked on East 6th St

Me worshipping the corn dog gods.

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!

Vegan Week in Review: Ch-ch-Changes!

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Ch-ch-Changes are a-happenin’ in the Austin vegan scene. This week has been full of announcements:

Plaid Cake– Capital City Bakery, an all-vegan bakery, has announced that they will be opening a trailer in the Longhorn Food Court (MLK & Rio Grande) next to Conscious Cravings, starting May 1st. Capital City Bakery goods will also be sold at Counter Culture, which should have a grand opening announcement of their own any day now. I’ve had a chance to try Capital City Bakery desserts on many occasions (including my husband’s Scottish themed, holiday nog flavored B-Day cake), and I can tell you that this this trailer is going to be the bestest, most awesomest thing to happen to Austin in a long time!

– New vegan food trailer, Vegan Nom, is opening soon on North Loop in Counter Culture’s old location. They’re set to have their launch party on Sunday, April 29th – the same day the World Wide Vegan Bake Sale is being held at MonkeyWrench Books, just a couple of stores down. Come on out and check out this new trailer, and grab some baked goods to raise money for Sunny Day Farms!

– Straight from the Community Impact Newspapers site, we’ve got new Tarka and Steeping Room locations to look forward to. The new Tarka is scheduled to open in May at 2525 W. Anderson Lane. The new Steeping Room will be located at 4400 N. Lamar Blvd, but there is no mention of a timeframe – let’s hope it’s soon, because The Steeping Room deserves so much more than the mall location it currently resides in.

– My favorite vegan bac’n cheezburger has found a new home at Cheer Up Charlies! Arlo’s signed a lease this week, and should be completing their move very soon. Vegan bar + vegan food cart = match made in heaven!

– Vegan Yacht has found a new home in the Soular Food Garden lot, on 12th and Waller, starting Tuesday, April 10th. They also promise a new menu to go with the new location, and service all day long – including vegan breakfast! I can’t wait to try their new stuff.

Vegan Pizza– More East Austin news: Did anyone know you could get vegan pizza at Via 313 Pizza on 6th and Waller? I sure didn’t. It’s Detroit style pizza (whatever that means), and they use Follow Your Heart, which already makes it stand out from the sea of Daiya pizzas here in Austin. There’s also new vegan options across the street at Fire & Soul – including the fried avocado and battered and fried vegan hot dog (fried in a dedicated veg fryer). You can also find Handshakes – the place with the amazing vegan shake options – in this same lot. They just moved here from the Cheer Up Charlie’s next door, and I’ve got it on good authority that they are planning a new larger, more vegan friendly menu. Oh, East 6th trailer food, how I do love thee!