Los Angeles Is About to Get a Vegan Fried Chicken Shop

LA is about to get a vegan fried chicken shop, thanks to a collaboration between We Are the Vegan Hooligans and plant-based Mexican food truck Tehuanita.


Kat Smith, Live Kindly

May 8, 2019


Los Angeles is about to get vegan food truck dedicated to fried chicken.


The new mobile eatery is a collaboration between LA-based restaurant We Are the Vegan Hooligans and Tehuanita, a food truck that specializes in plant-based Mexican cuisine. The former, located in LA’s Eagle Rock neighborhood, is known for its vegan comfort food classics like burgers, cheesy sandwiches, fries, and dairy-free milkshakes.


We Are the Vegan Hooligans announced the new vegan food truck, called RockInHotChickUn, on Instagram earlier this week. “Stay tuned for our launch date coming soon to a street curb near you! You won’t be dissapointed,” they wrote. It won’t be the first time the restaurants will work together — for LA Street Fair, the two collaborated on a spicy vegan chicken sandwich topped with dairy-free mac and cheese.


A restaurant representative told LIVEKINDLY that the vegan food truck will serve meatless Nashville-style hot chicken, housemade mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables, an assortment of hot sauces, and more.


What Is Nashville Hot Chicken?


Said to be created in the 1930s in the Music City, Nashville hot chicken consists of chicken coated in crunchy breading seasoned with a cayenne-heavy spice mix. Jen Murphy wrote for Thrillist that the dish wasn’t popular until the early 2000s, when shops dedicated to the spicy chicken began to pop up in the city.


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