Seattle’s First Vegan Food Truck: Plum Bistro Wants Wheels

Plum owner/chef Makini Howell

Plum Bistro, the family-owned and all-vegan restaurant on Capitol Hill—known for hearty meatless burgers and signature “mac ‘n’ yease” (plus incredible dishes chock-full of locally-sourced and organic ingredients)—wants to go mobile.

Owner/chef Makini Howell is using the online crowdfunding program Kickstarter to help raise the $28,000 needed to bring Seattle its first vegan food truck, which her staff hopes will “spread the vegan magic to the nonbelievers” beyond the restaurant's homebase on Capitoll Hill.

The truck is purchased (shown below, it's been sitting in storage for around a year); now Plum needs the extra funds to equip, decorate, license and staff it.

Donations on Kickstarter are always rewarded with gifts: $1 donation to Plum gets you a sticker and their “never ending appreciation;” $100 donation scores you a two-hour cooking class with one of their chefs; and $800 lands a catered party at your house.

As of this morning, 110 backers have helped to raise over $7,000 towards the goal with 11 days left to donate (the Kickstarter campaign ends November 9).

Learn more about the restaurant and Howell's plans for the truck here.