Seven Daysies Awards: Best Food Cart, 2022

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  • Daria Bishop
  • Fresh rolls with peanut sauce (left), Bahn Me Dawg with fries and iced coffee

The broccoli bar — It’s no surprise that Pingala Café took home the first win for vegan dishes, a new Daysies category this year. Since chef and co-owner Trevor Sullivan opened his original restaurant at Burlington’s Chace Mill in 2014, the casual eatery has satiated vegans and omnivores alike with its creative, from-scratch, animal-free menu. including, for example, several types of “cheese”. “lavished on nachos, in macaroni and in the signature Crunchwrap Supreme.

Pingala’s little brother, the mobile Broccoli Bar, was launched in 2015. This year it also won the best food cart nod for its captivating and unique menu of little green trees sautéed, grilled, tempura and presented in dumplings.

Sullivan and her partner and co-owner, Lisa Bergström, recently opened a second Pingala in Burlington’s New North End. Food Network star Guy Fieri smiles through the window of the refurbished truck hood welcoming customers. In a 2020 episode of “Diners, Drive-in and Dives,” the TV chef watched Sullivan make all the components of the Crunchwrap, from the lentil-and-bean chili to the oatmeal queso. “Man, I’m so impressed,” enthused Fieri.

Apparently he’s not the only one.

Other finalists

  • Damn Putin
  • Mobile micro-kitchen
  • Only the cannoli
  • South End Sliders