Colorado resident and Audubon-certified Master Birder, Tracy Rackauskas was concerned about the precarious state of birds everywhere. Today, our winged friends face overwhelming challenges: from climate change to habitat devastation, to factors very few even consider, like noise pollution. For Rackauskas, standing on the sidelines wasn’t enough. She decided to combine her love of birds with the love of tacos, and so Migration Taco, a vegan food truck aimed at supporting wildlife and getting people to eat less meat, was born.
Together with her husband, Rackauskas serves plant-based Mexican delights on wheels. Her truck always operates with animals in mind, without single-use plastics, and sourcing their produce locally with the goal of reducing their carbon footprint. “So many people are concerned about what’s happening but don’t want to think about how their diet is affecting things,” Rackauskas said, “Each meal someone eats with us is a meal without meat that helps.”
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The truck serves plant-based Mexican staples, as well some comfort-level foods like macaroni and cheese with a special house-made sauce. Other offerings include Seitan carne asada tacos, garbanzo chorizo tacos with macadamia cotija, and the Buffalo taco with seitan Buffalo wings blue cheese sauce. The cart also offers brunch fare, including poblano brunch tacos, breakfast burritos, and garbanzo chorizo.
Migration Taco can be found cruising between Alternation Brewing, Long Table Brewhouse, and Colorado Fresh Markets. The truck also makes appearances at special events, including the upcoming Top Taco festival.
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Meat’s impact on climate change is undeniable, and there’s not much we can do to stop it if we can’t address our unsustainable eating habits. But it’s not enough just to inform. Meat is an addiction, and addictions can’t be cured until they are replaced. Rackauskas’ taco truck, and other bold restaurateurs continue to fight the good fight. Their innovation and positivity can serve as an example to all plant-based eaters. Be the change. Make delicious vegan food, and show the world there’s a better way to live.
Your Own Plant-Based Tacos
For those outside Colorado, you too can have delicious plant-based tacos with help from the Food Monster App.
Black Bean Tacos With Persimmon Salsa and Lime Crema
Dreaming of tacos? The beans in these Black Bean Tacos with Persimmon Salsa and Lime Crema by Rebekah Waters are spiced with cumin, coriander, cinnamon, black pepper and cayenne and get an extra hit of flavor from a trickle of maple syrup and lime juice. The salsa is sweet from persimmon, tangy with lime, and fresh thanks to a big hit of chopped coriander and spring onion. The lime crema brings it all together. Served with an extra squeeze of lime and a handful of coriander, this will be amazing on your next Taco Tuesday!
Spicy Loaded Nachos
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A disappointing meal is nacho problem with Alejandra Graf‘s Spicy Loaded Nachos! These babies are a protein-packed and flavorful treat. In this recipe, tofu, black beans, avocado, spicy peppers, and salsa are piled high on a bed of crispy nachos. Quick and easy to make, this dish is a perfect game-day party appetizer or even a savory and fulfilling breakfast dish.
Mushroom and Garlic Tacos
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The best way to make a good thing better is to turn it into a taco. In this recipe, tender mushrooms and jalapeño, are wrapped in a soft flour tortilla and topped with fresh cilantro. This Mushroom and Garlic Tacos recipe by Alejandra Graf will also teach you how to master the art of preparing the tastiest mushrooms.
If you need more ideas for Mexican recipes, how about these 15 Vegan Mexican Fiesta Favorites That Will Make You Forget All About Meat and Cheese? You can also find more on our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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