April 22, 2010

Edible Earth

location:1207 S. First St.
hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-5pm
web: find them on facebook
cuisine: vegan
Luci Rau, owner of Edible Earth is powered by 'comfort-veganism' and so is her food trailer.  This ex-DJ from Nebraska has been in Austin for about 5 years and is here to stay.  Why a vegan food trailer?  Even though veganism is a relatively popular movement there aren't a wide variety of vegan restaurants.  Inspired by the loss of her mother and with the encouragement of a wide-ranging support system, Luci saw her comfort vegan food concept as a way to get out of the 9-5 grind and into a more passionate life.

The Chick-un salad along with the vegan chocolate chip cookies and Popeye Salad are some of her best-sellers.  She is even serving up food to folks who aren't necessarily vegan. Her advice to new vendors?  If you don't have a business manager, check out the city's free tools and classes on small business development.