Atlanta-based vegan burger joint Slutty Vegan is taking their food truck across the country and will have a pop-up event in Baltimore next Monday, March 21.
The Georgian burger spot is known for its plant-based patties and entrees with saucy names like “Sloppy Toppy” and “One Night Stand.”
Baltimore native Aisha “Pinky” Cole founded Slutty Vegan in July 2018, when she was taking burger orders on Instagram and cooking them up in her two-bedroom apartment. Within weeks, she began serving burgers from a food truck across the Atlanta area, and she opened the first Slutty Vegan restaurant location in October 2018.
Cole sought to show that vegan food can be sexy, and that “vegans and meat eaters alike can break free from kale and quinoa salads,” the company said in a release.
She also wanted to “[open] the conversation on vegan food options for people who have never considered them in this community that has such high numbers in hypertension, cholesterol, obesity, and a host of other food-borne ailments,” according to Slutty Vegan’s website.
Now, Cole is touring the country in Slutty Vegan’s food truck, which they have affectionately named the “Big Ol’ Slut,” as part of their “Gettin Slutty Tour.”
Slutty Vegan will announce the exact location and time of the pop-up on their Instagram page at 10 a.m. Monday.
The menu, which will be available while supplies last, will include items like the “Ménage À Trois,” a plant-based patty topped with vegan bacon, vegan shrimp, vegan cheese, “Slut Sauce” and more on a vegan Hawaiian bun; and the “Hollywood Hooker,” a vegan Philly cheese steak with jalapeños, bell peppers and caramelized onions and more on a hoagie roll.
Every entrée comes with “Slutty Fries,” which are coated in the burger joint’s signature “Slut Dust” seasoning.
There will be a two-burger-per-person maximum, and the food truck will not be able to modify orders.
Currently, all of Slutty Vegan’s locations are in Georgia, but Cole didn’t rule out the possibility of opening a spot in Baltimore one day.
“I couldn’t be more excited to finally sluttify my hometown of Baltimore,” Cole said in a statement. “Who knows… if we sell out of burgers, we may just have to open a location here!”
Cole also founded The Pinky Cole Foundation to support Black entrepreneurs – particularly young people – through education and training programs, networking events, and other resources.