I'd been wanting to try her food for some time, but the pick-up location is a good 30-minute drive from my house in Midtown Memphis. Last Saturday, I finally got the time to commit the hour round-trip drive!
She offers fun, indulgent vegan meals, like Philly Cheesesteaks, Un-chicken Sandwiches, Buffalo Cauliflower, and Bang Bang Broccoli. And there's always a lovingly prepared Southern dessert. Since I had quite a bit going on this Saturday, I wanted some things that I could pick up and eat throughout the weekend, so I went with the Vegan Rotel.
Y'all. Growing up in the South, we had rotel dip at every potluck and party. Folks here have cheese dip in their veins, I swear. Arkansas (where I'm from) even has a state-wide cheese dip trail, so tourists can travel the state and sample its finest cheese dips. True story. All this is to say, I KNOW good rotel, and The Vegan Mom's rotel was top notch! Even Paul liked it, and he still claims to not like vegan cheese. By the way, I've often said the one non-vegan food I miss the most is Pancho's Cheese Dip (the official cheese dip of the Mid-South). The Vegan Mom's dip was just as good as Pancho's, and that is high praise in these parts.
And just as cheese dip is my favorite snack food, my fave dessert is the decidedly Southern Banana Puddin. There's just something about creamy pudding, sliced banana, and vanilla cookies that just tastes like magic in your mouth. So I had to grab some of The Vegan Mom's puddin' too!
If you're local, check out The Vegan Mom's social pages to see her weekly menus, and place your order. The Vegan Mom posts her weekly menu on her Facebook page and Instagram. Orders must be placed and paid for (through Cash App) before 5 pm on Thursdays, and pick-up is on Saturdays between noon-3 pm. If you're looking for a way to support Black-owned, vegan business in Memphis, you definitely should check out The Vegan Mom!!