What’s one thing that bothers you the most, as a vegan, when dining out, apart from limited options and the customizations that are often required to make food fit for your consumption?
For me, it’s the inability to ensure that my instructions are being followed in the kitchen. If this troubles you as well, you gotta like food trucks. After all, what’s better than seeing your food cooked fresh in front of you.
Mike’s Vegan Cookout also ensures that you don’t have to get the food customized.
Let’s look at the Mike’s Vegan Cookout menu to find out what’s there for you.
|For those who may not know, Mike’s Vegan Cookout is a food truck in North Carolina that serves only vegan food. Founded by Mike Roach in July 2019 after he got tired of eating bland and boring vegan foods that are available at most restaurants, this food truck prepares some of the best comfort food items the vegan way. If you live in North Carolina or visiting the state, Mike’s Vegan Cookout should be on the top of your must-try food places list.|
Plant-Based Options at Mike’s Vegan Cookout
Mike’s Vegan Cookout started off as a vegan hotdog food truck in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. But, today, they serve a variety of vegan comfort fast foods. These include:
- Fries & Sides
Note – While the menu given on Mike’s Vegan Cookout official social media pages lists only the aforementioned items, some of their latest Facebook posts tell they have also started offering vegan tacos recently.
If you like tacos (is there anyone who doesn’t?), make sure to try these out too!
Let’s now dig a little deeper into this North Carolina-based vegan food truck’s menu to find out what they use to whip up delicious plant-based comfort foods for the community of non-meat eaters in North Carolina.
Mike’s Vegan Cookout Menu – A Detailed Overview
Keep reading to learn what each item on the Mike’s Vegan Cookout menu contains.
When it comes to comfort food, it’s hard to beat a big, thick, juicy burger. At Mike’s food truck, they do a great job creating some incredibly delicious vegan burgers. Here are all your options:
Promising to offer traditional North Carolinian flavors, this vegan burger at Mike’s Vegan Cookout contains a plant-based patty, homemade chili, diced onions, coleslaw, American cheese, and Mike’s special sauce.
All the elements are put together inside a fresh Hawaiian bun made without dairy, eggs, or animal fat.
Lo Maximo Burger
Mike’s Vegan Cookout has the Lo Maximo Burger for bacon and beans fans that will give you maximum flavors and fun.
Made with a Hawaiian bun, this Mike’s Vegan Cookout’s plant-based burger has black beans, vegan bacon bits, jalapenos, diced onions, mustard, and their special sauce along with (of course) a vegan patty.
The powerful burst of flavors and an incredible combination of textures that this burger offers will create a party in your mouth.
Hola Amigo Burger
Do you prefer a creamy cheese and spicy burger? Try the Hola Amigo vegan burger on the Mike’s Cookout menu. It features a plant-based patty, banana peppers, jalapenos, guacamole, sour cream, and nacho cheese inside a vegan bun.
This vegan burger at Mike’s Cookout is a must-try for those who love the combination of sweet, salty, and tangy flavors because it has pineapples.
Other burger ingredients include pepper jack cheese, crushed potato chips, their special sauce, and the plant-based patty.
Like the other burgers mentioned above, this one is also made using a plant-based Hawaiian bun.
El Classico Burger
Just what the name suggests, this vegan burger at Mike’s Vegan Cookout is made using classic ingredients.
It has lettuce, tomatoes, dill pickles, vegan mayo, Mike’s special sauce, and vegan American cheese with a meatless patty inside a Hawaiian bun. Simple, classic, and delicious.
If you’re more of a chick’n person, Mike’s Vegan Cookout has a few vegan sandwich varieties for you. Here are your options:
Love the thick, luscious, tangy, spicy, smoky, brown-colored BBQ sauce? Mike’s Vegan Cookout’s BBQ Sandwich will become your new favorite from the first bite. It’s made with only a few ingredients but hits all the right notes and leaves you in pure bliss.
This vegan sandwich has BBQ chick’n, BBQ sauce, and coleslaw inside their signature Hawaiian bun.
Buffalo Chick’n Sandwich
For those who want a more powerful burst of flavors and textures, Mike’s Cookout has the Buffalo Chick’n Sandwich.
It has lettuce, tomatoes, dill pickles, jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, mayo, and their special sauce with two buffalo chick’n patties, also making it a great option for those who prefer more meaty sandwiches.
What the Cluck
Do you want a meaty vegan sandwich, but don’t like to mess too much with it by adding a lot of ingredients?
For the fans of classic flavors, Mike’s Vegan Cookout has What the Cluck vegan sandwich. It’s made with two chick’n patties, lettuce, tomatoes, dill pickles, mayo, their special sauce, and vegan American cheese.
As the name suggests, Bratwurst is the star ingredient in this plant-based sandwich at Mike’s Vegan Cookout. And just by looking at its ingredients list, you can tell that Mike has truly pushed the boundaries here.
It doesn’t just have a juicy meatless bratwurst, but also a bratwurst bun (can you believe that?).
Other ingredients include the tangy sauerkraut, spicy, grilled peppers, slightly sweet grilled onions, tangy Dijon mustard, creamy mayo, and special sauce that promises to pack a punch.
Hotdogs is where it all started from, so you can expect to get some real good vegan hotdogs at Mike’s Vegan Cookout.
The flavor options here are exactly the same as that for burgers, but, of course, these are made with hotdog buns, and have vegan hotdogs instead of plant-based patties.
I am not repeating the options here because all the other ingredients are exactly the same as mentioned earlier in the burger section.
Fries & Sides at Mike’s Vegan Cookout
There aren’t too many side options on the Mike’s Vegan Cookout menu, but there are enough and just the right ones to complement your vegan main course. Here’s what you can choose from:
- Fiesta Fries – topped with diced onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, homemade chili, nacho cheese, American cheese, and special sauce
- Chili Cheese Fries – Classic fries topped with homemade chili and nacho cheese.
- Homemade Chili – A warm and comforting bowl of vegan chili with authentic flavors.
- Diced Onions
- Nacho Cheese
- BBQ Sauce
- Special Sauce
Knowing that Mike’s Vegan Cookout is a food truck, you don’t expect them to offer a wide drinks menu. The drinks options are basic and limited.
But, hey, who crave a fancy drink when your main meal is so rich, hearty, and comforting. The drinks options you can find at the food truck include:
- Dasani Bottled Water
- Mountain Dew
Mike’s Vegan Cookout FAQs
Have some questions about the vegan food at Mike’s Vegan Cookout that still remain unanswered? Keep reading as I answer some common questions people ask about the vegan food truck in North Carolina.
● What Taco Varieties Does Mike’s Vegan Cookout Offer?
As mentioned earlier, tacos are a recent addition to the Mike’s Vegan Cookout menu.
But, they haven’t updated their online menu yet, so we don’t know if there is only one variety of vegan tacos available or they have flavor options. You will have to find the food truck in North Carolina to find out.
● Where is Mike’s Vegan Cookout located?
Mike’s Vegan Cookout is a food truck that keeps traveling through different cities of North Carolina. The locations may also change over the weeks.
The best way to know where you can find this vegan food truck in North Carolina is to check their social media accounts. They update plant-eaters about their locations and timings on social media every week.
● Does Mike’s Vegan Cookout have vegan desserts?
This is probably the only thing that the Mike’s Vegan Cookout menu lacks. There are no dessert options available at the food truck.
But, hey, you can always whip up a quick vegan dessert after going back home. Check out my article Best Vegan Brownie Mixes for some inspiration and choices.
Food trucks are not a new phenomenon in the US. But, their popularity continues to be the same as in the olden days. And there are plenty of reasons why many people love eating from food trucks.
Mike’s Vegan Cookout gives us, plant-eaters, one more (and the most important) reason to buy from them.
It’s an all-vegan food truck, so you don’t have to worry about your customization instructions not being followed or cross-contamination. To top it all off, their food is known to be delicious.
It seems like a perfect spot to get your vegan fast food fix! Did you find this article helpful? Are you interested to learn about other vegan restaurants across the country?
Check out my article Slutty Vegan Menu to find out what this Georgia-based vegan restaurant has in store for plant-eaters.