This food truck’s not new; if anything, Like No Udder — the world’s first vegan soft serve food truck — blends into the hip College Hill scene more than any other mobile feeder on the block. The purple, polka-dotted truck is about as funky as it gets, and so is what’s going on inside of it.
Meet Karen Krinsky (left below), the brains, talent, and resident vegan behind it all:
Karen and I first met when I spotted Like No Udder from a distance on Thayer Street. As a vegan and fro-yo/soft serve lover myself, the truck had my name written all over it. Though I went over with one mission — to finally experience the foods I had missed since going vegan — I was easily detoured by Karen’s and my fifteen-minute conversation about the truck and her other experiences. Like No Udder is a two-for-one deal: Karen is just as awesome as all of the delicious treats she serves.
If you’re a struggling vegan, a curious foodie, or a lover of food trucks, read our chat with Karen about all things Like No Udder below:
BlogDH: Can you tell us a little bit about your food truck?
Karen: Like No Udder is the world’s first (and I believe still only) vegan soft serve ice cream truck. We are entering our fifth season, primarily focusing on Providence on weekdays, with events throughout the state and nearby [areas] on weekends. The mission of LNU is to provide delicious frozen desserts that just happen to be dairy-free. We offer vanilla and chocolate soft serve, shakes, floats, frozen lemonade (3 flavors), candy bars and meatless jerky. Of course many of my customers are dairy-free, vegan/vegetarian or gluten-free, but another part of my customer base are simply people who want a tasty, healthier alternative to traditional soft serve.