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Vegan taco dreams really do come true

Photo: Luchador/Facebook


The owner of a beloved chainlet of Seattle-based ice cream shops is getting into the taco business. In what might be the best pairing ever, Full Tilt Ice Cream owner Justin Cline is rolling out a vegan taco truck called Luchador Taco Co. 

Expect the new truck’s menu to substitute marinated field roast for traditional carne, which is welcome news to vegan families bored with plain-Jane veggie tacos or parents looking to cut the amount of meat in kids’ diets. The likes of faux chorizo tortas, nachos with “cheese” sauce, mushroom al pastor-style tacos and more veg-heavy items are rumored to be on the menu. Check online to find out where the truck may be roaming (it's debuting Thursday, April 17 in Ballard).

Speaking of vegan, Full Tilt serves at least one sans-dairy ice cream flavor at all times (think Mayan Chocolate and Vietnamese Cinnamon) at its ice creameries in Ballard, the U District, White Center and Columbia City.

In addition to creating new businesses, Cline has a knack for collaborating with Seattle musicians on cheeky ice cream concoctions. First, Full Tilt partnered with iconic Seattle band Mudhoney to a create a honey cinnamon/fudge swirl flavor. Riffing on his rap “Posse on Broadway,” rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot gave the thumbs-up to a limited edition “My Toffee’s on Broadway” ice cream, and The Presidents of the United States of America’s beloved song “Peaches” inspired a seasonal summer flavor. 

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