Heathfield based business launches vegan food truck – Plant Power Grub
Mobile food trucks have become increasingly popular since the pandemic. These agile trailers can serve in the open air and pop up in spots where there may not be an established restaurant or pub. Seeing an opportunity and fancying a change of focus Ginette Shepard, singer, alternative health therapist and ex-hairdresser, set up Plant Power Grub. As a vegan and a lover of food, Ginette is able to enjoy two of her passions whilst cooking up meat free options like her legendary Beyond Meat* Burgers and her Thai Curry – all served up from her vegan food truck.
“People who don’t know me might say I’m having a mid life crisis, going into a new business that no one has done before. Anyone who knows me will know that is exactly the sort of thing I would do. I have always had an enquiring mind to the unusual and unexplored, so starting a purely vegan mobile catering business, to some people, may seem a crazy thing to do. To me it makes perfect sense, ” explained Ginette, Founder of Plant Power Grub
Ginette is fairly new to the area and has especially enjoyed meeting lots of like minded people while serving them at her pitch in Horam on a Thursday evening. She told us that some of her customers have been converted to the meat- free burgers from meat versions and, having tried the Big Stack Burger ourselves, we can vouch for the robust, super satisfying, tastiness of her food. She hopes to continuously evolve the menu on offer and will introduce new dishes in time.
The majority of the food is homemade by Ginette such as the Thai Curry, naan bread and olive & herb bread, falafels, BBQ Jack Burger, Hoisin Jack Burger, slaw, salads and sauces. Using organic locally sourced ingredients where possible. She uses bio degradable packaging and some of her own garden produce and herbs.
New to the menu is the Vegan Soft Serve Ice cream, which is proving to be a real winner and a great treat for so many this summer. It is 100% Vegan, GMO and gluten free. There is something for everyone. Give it a try and if you aren’t already you will be converted!
“We serve something for everyone, vegans and non vegans will love it,” commented Ginette, Founder Plant Power Grub
Find them every Thursday in Horam High Street, Opposite Cherry Tree Court from 5pm to 8.30pm
Plant Power Grub is available to hire for private events and celebrations and would love to hear from anyone who want to offer quality vegan foods to their guests. They will also be popping up at a host of Summer events all over Sussex.
Find them on facebook and Instagram. #plantpowergrub
Summer Plant Power Grub vegan food truck event locations
31st July – 1st August: Eastbourne Music Live event (To be Confirmed)
7th August -Whitehawks Football Club
8th August – The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells
14th – 15th August – The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells Food Festival
21st August – The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells
27th, 28th,29th & 30th August Eastbourne Vintage Festival
5th September Manor Barn Bexhill
11th & 12th September – The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells Food Festival
18th & 19th September – The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Sustainability Festival
Find them on facebook and Instagram. #plantpowergrub or their order number is 07984 036624. Order line is open all day for taking orders for collection Thursday evening. Visit their Find Us page on their website www.plantpowergrub.co.uk for all other locations.
After exhaustive research and tasting the *Beyond Meat burgers were chosen to serve at Plant Power Grub. These highly acclaimed meat free patties form the base of Plant Power Grub’s Big Stack Burger