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By Genise Nichole Sanchez
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PFFP Jackfruit Tacos
PFFP Jackfruit Tacos

OUR MISSION

At Plant Food for People, our mission has always been to bring together food, family and tradition. Thats why we’ve put our heart and soul into every recipe we share with you, whether it's our slow cooked pinto beans, zesty house made nacho cheese or our smokey jackfruit carnitas. We believe in giving you the very best plant based ingredients. Add in our fresh made salsas and you have  a recipe for well balanced, multifaceted flavors full of life force and tasty goodness!

When we started in 2011 on the sidewalks of Highland Park, we helped change what it meant to be a food vendor on the busy boulevards of Los Angeles by adding our own version of real street tacos to the neighborhood. It's not always easy being first, but being true to ourselves was number one in our decision to remain at the forefront of the movement. It was truly a turning point not only for ourselves, but for our community as well.

We like to call ourselves Taco Activists because we use our food to bring attention to bigger ideas like world health, human rights, and animal equality without even saying a word. We respect everyone's journey and do our best to lead by example. When people try our food for the first time, they wonder HOW it tastes so good! It sparks a curiosity and opens the doors of possibilities. It creates a hunger for knowledge! We are so grateful, because it's how we've met some of our closest friends!

WHY CROWD FUNDING

In the process of our rigorous campaign we have outgrown and worn out our little blue trailer. We have a short lived opportunity to make a permanent home for our Plant food for People family at a spot in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, just a few blocks from where we first started, but we need to act FAST! We need $150,000 to buy out the current owner, add new equipment, and an outdoor drain for our trailer so we can keep it there, all in a matter of 30 days! $150,000 is A LOT to come up with when time is limited, and we liked the idea of having our community and friends be a part of this major step! 

With our goal reached, it will be a WIN WIN situation! You’ll be able to enjoy our T-N-T(TACOS, NACHOS and TORTAS) 7 days a week, along with a BRAND NEW weekend and brunch menu! Friday nights will have BEER AND TACO SPECIALS, and we’ll be PERMANENTLY adding TAQUITOS and GUACAMOLE to our famously small menu! Our team craft beer expert will be sure to have only the best and most delicious vegan craft and microbrew beer from all over Los Angeles. No beer for you? We’ll always be sure to have a fresh Kombucha on tap. 

THE FUTURE OF PFFP

This brings us to our vision for Plant Food for People. Ultimately, we see a franchise opportunity in our family brand. Our recipes are wholesome and simple, our menu is small, fresh and delicious, and the space we need to operate is minimal. Our brand is quickly becoming recognized, and has become a standard in the vegan street food community. We want to help entrepreneurs all over the USA and the world start a revolution IN THEIR  OWN communities! 

Help us move from street to stand and pioneer another movement in our beautifully diverse city! ALL PLANT BASED, INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS, MOUTHWATERING TACOS, NACHOS AND TORTAS FOR ALL! 

Check out one of our proudest moments!

Plant Food for People serves their JACKFRUIT tacos to PETA Latino

Risks and challenges

It takes a lot of time, energy and money to run a food truck, and we have been HUMBLED! We've learned so much, especially about business and how to do things most efficiently with the highest quality. Since this particular spot is a turnkey situation(no construction or new health permits), we would be able to open within 2-4 weeks! Worst case scenario would be that we would not be able to open in our home town. We would then immediately relocate to Las Vegas, Nevada where there is a burgeoning vegan community, and operating costs are way lower. Whether or not we reach our goal we will KEEP GOING because we truly believe in what we do. We've done major festivals like Coachella and the LA County Fair, traveled to Oregon and have done taco and torta Tuesdays for years. We aren't going anywhere!

This is our pledge to you: We will keep making firsts! We will keep changing perspectives by making delicious food! We will keep putting unity and families first! WE WILL CONTINUE TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE!

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    THE REMOTE VIEWER

    Can you tell where the vegan movement is taking us? Maybe someday we'll open a restaurant on Mars! You can say that you helped open the first PFFP on earth! Every $10 pledge will receive a sticker and button swag!

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    THE CULTURE MULDER

    Have you been with us from the beginning? Congrats to you! You've helped us create the most vegan street in Los Angeles! It wouldn't be the same without you! Tell us your name and we will tell the world how much we appreciate you and how beautiful you are.

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    THE TEAM PLAYER

    Do you ponder your purpose while having a drink and watching your favorite sports team? Let's all live our best lives! This pledge is inspired by OUR favorite sports team, so we're giving you a limited edition "VEGANS"sports inspired mini tote bag!

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    THE CONSCIOUS THINKER

    Whoa! You've been here with us fighting the good fight! You, my friend, have our utmost respect. We want to meet you! Maybe we already know you! Either way, you're invited to a very special party, in your honor. There will be tacos.

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    THE TACO ACTIVIST

    In this unusual climate, earth is a pretty unstable place. Through everything though, nothing is stronger than the human stomach, eh we mean spirit! The way to the heart has always been through the stomach, so what better way to start the process of world peace than with a scrumptious mouthwatering taco.

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    THE GENERATORS

    The generator moves and transforms energy, just like the generator that powers our little blue trailer. It's the solar plexus, of our lives and a big part of our story! You are choosing to be a part of it! Gratitude and thanks to you, our friend. Let us show you what our plans are and treat you to a private tour.

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