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A Wildly Popular California Pop-Up Brings Vegan Junk Food to Houston

Get ready for Vuture Food’s “chik’n” sandwiches and loaded fries

Spicy “chik’n” sandwiches
Vuture Food/Facebook
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Vuture Food, a California-based pop-up series known for veganizing beloved dishes like cheeseburgers, will touch down in Houston.

A Facebook event page created for Vuture Food’s Plant Based Junk Food pop-up indicates that it’s set to take over Astral Brewing at 4816 North Shepherd Drive for a one-day dinner on February 20. Based in San Pedro, Vuture Food got its start as a food truck that served up meatless burgers and other vegan junk food options, and according to CultureMap, the restaurant is currently on a cross-country road trip to spread the gospel of vegan cuisine, with planned Texas stops in Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin.

In addition to their wildly popular “chik’n” sandwiches, Vuture Food also boasts a truly unique meatless option: vegan shrimp. According to enthusiasts, it tastes just like the real thing, and is served on top of Vuture Food’s loaded fries with a spicy sauce.

Scope out the uncanny resemblance for yourself below:

The Vuture Food pop-up kicks off at 4 p.m. on February 20. This event isn’t totally cashless, but it does specify that diners should plan to use credit cards or pay with exact change.