Growing up in Arkansas, I used to love eatin' at Sonic. We'd go to the drive-in at least once a week for a crazy mixed-up fruit soda (Grape-Cherry Ocean Water, anyone?) or hot salty fries. My parents taught me early on the best way to enjoy Sonic fries. Pour a whole package of salt in the bag. Seal. Shake. Consume. No ketchup required since the fries were typically eaten in the car before we ever made it home.
I rarely go to Sonic anymore since they don't have much for vegans. I may get fries or tots every now again (and no, I'm not one of those vegans who cares what grease my fries were cooked in). If Sonic offered vegan stuff, I'd surely eat there as I still adore fast food from time to time. But now I can make Sonic goodness at home, like this Vegan Frito Chili Cheese Wrap from Jenn Shaggy's Veganize It, Don't Criticize It blog:
Now I probably haven't had a Sonic Frito Chili Cheese Wrap in 20 years, so I'm not sure how close this is to the real thing. But who cares? It's fantastic! The chili is from Jenn's own recipe, a simple-but-tasty preparation. I subbed TVP for her seitan because it seemed quicker. I'm sure the seitan chili would have been amazing though.
The chili is topped with Fritos, Daiya vegan cheese, and red onion, and then it's all wrapped up in a Cedar's Mountain Bread wrap. Not healthy food by any means, but y'all know I like my naughty stuff. Here's Jenn's recipe so you can be naughty too!
To balance out my junk food consumption, I served my wrap with Isa's OMG Baked Onion Rings from Appetite for Reduction:
You'd think a baked onion ring just wouldn't have the same crunch as a fried version. But you'd be wrong. I know I was. These low-fat rings were uber-tasty sans all the grease. I dipped them liberally in sriracha-ketchup. I swear they were just as good as Sonic's onion rings!
Which fast food item would you love to see veganized?