After having friends who had lived in the Middle East tell him his hummus and falafel were as good as anything they had over there, he knew it was time to take the concept on the road.
The majority of the food truck’s menu is vegan; however, Petri does offer a few vegetarian dishes with cheeses sourced from local Colorado farms. “I build my vegetarian dishes with vegans in mind and offer modifications to make almost all my dishes suitable for a vegan diet,” he explains.
For something unique, a tehina (the Israeli spelling of tahini) milkshake is made from vegan ice cream, sesame-seed paste, chocolate, Turkish coffee and pumpkin-spice flavors.
After this fall's launch, Petri notes, "our menu will be rotating quarterly to highlight vegetables in the height of their season, but some items will always be on the menu, such as the hummus, falafel pita and tehina milkshakes."
The chef says that so far, the food truck has received incredible feedback. When customers tell him that his hummus is the best they've ever had, “That is the greatest compliment I could have ever hoped for in making this food,” he says.
You can find the Veggie Whisperer food truck throughout Denver and the metro area. Weekly schedules are posted on the truck's Instagram (@the.veggie.whisperer) and Facebook pages.