*12/31/18 – Zariyah is currently taking a hiatus from her catering service. We hope to see Vegganers Luck again in the future!
I’m excited to announce that Charlotte, NC has yet another vegan dining option – Vegganers Luck!
Vegganers Luck is a vegan meal delivery and catering service. But as Zariyah says, “Vegganers Luck is more than just a name. We wanted to introduce the veganism lifestyle to people who aren’t just vegans. We cater to those who are in transition to becoming vegan, already vegan, and those who are just curious. I know people think that vegans are BORING, but that isn’t the case. There are plenty of beginner vegans and we just want to start a new Vegganning with you!”
Zariyah herself is no stranger to the meatless lifestyle. Her father was vegetarian and she herself was vegetarian for many years before becoming vegan. Living in California also gave her exposure to many vegan foods and restaurants. Eventually, she wants to have a vegan food truck.
Some coworkers and I order from Vegganers Luck every Wednesday … we call it “Lucky Wednesdays.” So I’ve had the chance to see and sample different menu items. Not only is the food delicious and high-quality, but the menu is quite creative and diverse! Everything from salad to sandwiches to entrees and pizza. Transitional items that resemble meat and whole food menu items that don’t pretend to meat at all. Comfort food classics like Eggplant Parmigiana and very creative items like Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl.
Let’s start with salads. This is the Southwest Cobb Salad – romaine lettuce, corn, black beans, coconut bacon, tomato, onions, avocado, cheddar “cheese”, ranch dressing.
Power Salad – kale, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, avocado, craisins, almonds, and onions served with lemon tahini dressing.
Fruit Salad – spring mix, strawberries, oranges, apples, craisins, cucumber, tomatoes, walnuts, coconut and blueberry vinaigrette. The blueberry vinaigrette got raves at my office.
There’s also a BBQ Chickpea Salad and a Build Your Own option.
Not interested in a salad? How about a sandwich? The It Must Be Meatball sandwich got great reviews. Or how about a Carolina Cheesesteak, Korean BBQ Jackfruit Sliders, or Crab-less Salad Sandwich? Prefer something that doesn’t resemble meat too closely? Try a Chickpea Caesar Wrap or a Openfaced Tofu Curry (potatoes, black beans, tofu, carrots, and peppers cooked in a secret curry sauce served over brown rice and quinoa on an open faced hoagie). Or try Le French Dip – made with mushrooms instead of meat and served with vegan au jus. It will perfectly satisfy any umami cravings you might be having.
Entrees range from familiar dishes – Smackin’ Mac N Cheese, Eggplant Parmigiana, and a classic Southwestern Burrito Bowl (cilantro lime rice, black beans, roasted corn, pico de gallo, guac, and sour cream)…
… to the more creative, like the Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl – taco seasoned tofu, quinoa, corn, black beans, peppers, hot sauce, jalapeño, lettuce, and sour cream stuffed in spaghetti squash. This one was a HUGE hit in the office!
Or the Mushroom Alfredo – creamy cashew cheese sauce, with mushroom, red pepper, broccoli and chickpeas tossed with spinach linguine.
And there’s more. Vegganers Luck also offers appetizers, two soups (Pho Real and 17 Bean), pizzas, a few desserts, and daily lemonades and limeades!
Vegganers Luck will be at this year’s Charlotte VegFest Saturday, April 29th. (11:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Freedom Hall at the Park Expo and Conference Center) Zariyah will be selling Chick’N Waffles and Stuffed Korean Jackfruit Peppers. If you can’t make it to VegFest, remember Vegganers Luck delivers – just give Zariyah 12-24 hours notice! The website is www.vegganersluck.com.
**As always, my reviews cannot be bought, sold, or tampered with. I’ve received no compensation for this review – it is my own honest opinion to help other Charlotte vegans.