NYC pay attention! The Cinnamon Snail is going into hibernation for a month…well, sort of. They’ll be off the street but hard at work to bring more goodness in 2014. The snail has had an eventful year. (I can only guess what the parking ticket count is at?) And they’re going out cheap…for you at least. Tomorrow, they’ll be giving away one menu item to each person until the food is gone.
Tips from a regular snail-crawler:
1) Go early: And I do mean early. I typically go around 11:45am, just before the noon rush, to any of the mid-town-ish locations. I got to Park Ave this Friday at 11:30 and there was already a line forming. So, def give yourself a little leeway time tomorrow.
2) Go with little expectations: Everything’s good…but it’s going to go…fast. Don’t have your heart set on one menu item; be happy with what you can get…hell, try something new…oh, oh, or close your eyes, spin around, and then randomly pick something. When I went on Friday, there were massive gaps in the dessert case and it wasn’t even lunch time yet. I repeat: It’s all good and it’s a gift so be nice.
3) Pay it forward: Get something good, like a sandwich from your favorite food truck, give something good, like cans of veggies to your local food drive. Or put in all or part of what you would have paid into the donation cup for Farm Sanctuary. Tis the season. Go forth and be snaily.
See the press release below, sent out this afternoon, for the word straight from the Snail and check their Twitter feed (and probably their Facebook) in the A.M.
Wishing everyone on the crew a happy sabbatical! Thanks for being so dope.
Photo courtesy of The Cinnamon Snail
Sunday December 22, 2013
For Immediate Release:
A Cinnamon Snail Holiday Gift to NYC
The Cinnamon Snail is shutting down for about a month while we complete work on our new kitchen and NEW TRUCK!
As a way of returning the love to NYC that we are shown every day, we are going to make everything on the truck FREE for our last day out before our break! (MONDAY 12/23)
ANYTHING YOU WANT ON OUR MENU IS FREE!
There will be a limit of one free menu item and one pastry per person. We will stock as heavily as we can, -really, we will stick the truck to absolute capacity, but all free food will be available until we run out. So, please don’t be mad with us if you show up late and we are out of food. It’s first come first serve.
Exact location will be announced Monday morning, so please keep an eye on our twitter @veganlunchtruck, or www.facebook.com/TheCinnamonSnail for the exact details.
Thank you so much for making 2013 a great year for us. Aside from rocking the streets really hard, here are some other highlights of 2013 for us:
-We were nominated for the 4th year in a row for the Vendy Awards and were took home the Vendy Hero award for the relief work and free food we served after hurricane sandy.
-We were awarded the 2013 Compassionate Commerce award by Farm Sanctuary for our efforts in bringing vegan food to the mainstream.
-We were named one of the top 10 food trucks in America by the Huffington Post.
-We were named Americas Favortie Vegetarian Food Truck by mobile cuisine magazine for the 2nd year in a row.
-We took the Vegnews Veggie award again for best Food Cart in America.
-Our thanksgiving catering service was way bigger than ever this year (we served vegan thanksgiving dinner to more than 1000 families), and it went smoother than ever thanks to our kick ass staff.
You have all been patient, supportive, inspiring people to cook for, and it is truly an honor to serve you all. We love you guys lots and lots. Looking forward to crushing it on the streets like never before, and making even yummier food in 2014!
– Chef Adam Sobel, and the Cinnamon Snail crew.