Austin’s participation in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale yesterday was a huge success! The word clearly got out, as there was a huge crowd at MonkeyWrench Books, and the baked goods were flying off the tables. Well surpassing anyone’s expectations, the grand total raised for Sunny Day Farms was $1,705.02!
In addition to the baked goods, everyone was super excited to try the tacos at brand spankin’ new taco truck, The Vegan Nom. The response was so overwhelming, that The Vegan Nom completely ran out of tacos by 2pm. Luckily, my husband and I anticipated the high demand for tacos, and stopped by around 9am to grab our taco breakfast. The menu did not disappoint, and at $2 a taco, we almost couldn’t resist ordering one of everything.
We love everything about this little taco truck, from its location, to its prices, hours, ingredients and menu. I can’t wait to see what they do with the little seating area around the corner, and they will also be a welcome addition at HOPE Farmer’s Market on Sundays. The Austin vegan scene just keeps getting better and better!
MonkeyWrench Books is super stocked with an awesome selection of vegan cookbooks. This book bonanza is available now at their store on North Loop, and will also be on sale at Texas VegFest this Saturday! Add to, or start, your collection of vegan cookbooks by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero before, or during the festival! They’ve got Veganomicon, Vegan with a Vengeance, Viva Vegan, Appetite for Reduction, Vegan Brunch, Vegan Pie in the Sky, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar and more!
MonkeyWrench Books is the bestest, all around most amazing collectively-run and operated radical book store in Austin! It’s made even more awesome by the fact that two of our Red Hot Vegan bloggers volunteer there. Check out the MonkeyWrench website for info on how you too can become one of these superfly volunteers!
MonkeyWrench Books is also an amazing community space, and will be host to Austin’s local Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale event on April 29th! Can’t wait a whole month for a cookie? No worries! MonkeyWrench normally stocks vegan cookies and brownies by Celeste’s Best, and has vegan donuts from Red Rabbit Bakery on Sundays – come in on Sunday and you can even get a free donut with the purchase of a book. Books and donuts – sounds like a winning combination to me!