Popular 100-percent vegan and gluten-free food truck, Shimmy Shack, is planning to open a permanent store on August 1st. It will be open near Ann Arbor and Haggerty roads in Plymouth. Launched in 2013, Shimmy Shack are metro Detroit’s one and only vegan food truck so this brick and mortar location will surely satisfy fans and customers. It was also rated one of top five trucks by PETA!

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Some plans include a marketplace for customizable gift baskets, birthday party space rentals, speakers for presentations and vintage company, The Velvet Tower, will hold pop up shops that hold no wool, silk, leather or fur!
The menu has items like a coney dog with black bean chili, Southwest Burgers, a house-made black bean and rice patty, and the classic burger, a vegan version of a fast food burger. They’ll also serve fries, chili fries, and chili cheese fries with special sauces that come in a variety of flavors like chocolate, pumpkin, strawberry and cookie monster. All vegan. All good.
Owner Debra Levantrosser says, “Every time you eat at Shimmy Shack, you know you are being compassionate towards animals, nice to your body and kind to the environment. We show that living a vegan lifestyle just makes sense.” And we completely agree with that.

Can’t make it to Detroit?

If you can’t wait to get your hands on some of this greasy, vegan goodness, then check out a few recipes from our Food Monster App to keep you satisfied until then.


Black Bean, Corn, and Walnut BurgerBlack Bean, Corn, and Walnut Burger

If you’re on the hunt for a little southwestern flair, then opt for this Black Bean, Corn and Walnut Burger for the same effect. Filled with corn, black beans,  carrots and bell pepper, that can easily be topped with hummus and a spicy sauce for added flavors.

Chili Cheez FriesChili Cheez Fries

This Chili Cheez Fries will surely hit the spot. These thick-cut home fries are topped with a meaty mushroom chili that’s astoundingly easy to make and then finished with a creamy sweet potato cheese sauce!

Homemade Seitan Hot DogsHomemade Seitan Hot Dogs

A Coney Island Hot Dog is a hot dog in a bun topped with a savory meat sauce and sometimes other toppings. But these vegan Homemade Seitan Hot Dogs are super easy to make, are juicy and have that kind of eerily familiar mouthfeel.

If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!


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