So, it’s my birthday and I’m celebrating at The Bruery in Placentia. It’s my first time here and I’m like a kid in a candy store — but more about The Bruery later. I’m here to talk about the happiest of accidents. That night, the stars aligned themselves and the Seabirds truck was their visiting mobile caterer. The Seabirds truck is currently the only vegan food truck in Orange County.
I head outside. Two beautiful ladies peek out from behind the truck windows. One of these ladies is Stephanie Morgan, the brainchild behind the Seabirds truck. Stephanie quit her job at a boutique investment firm in the financial district of New York to move to Orange County and pursue her passion for nutrition and vegan eating. No offense to NYC or the world of investment banking, but I’m glad she made that choice!
As any other review will tell you, the beer battered avocado tacos are a must have. Ripe avocado dipped in a light batter, fried in rice bran oil and topped with tequila-jalapeno sauce, cabbage and red onion. If you are a meat eater, start here and you won’t be disappointed. Lately their burritos vary but are all craveable. I don’t know what they do to the potatoes in the Locals Burrito, but it haunts my dreams – in a good way.
Their Jerk Jackfruit is one of the most unique food items I’ve ever had. It typically comes in taco and slider form. If you’re wondering what Jackfruit is, you’re not alone. Seabirds got so many inquiries they posted an entire blog entry to explain. The taste is very close to pulled pork or carnitas. Seabirds sources it’s ingredients from local Orange County farmers markets. They offer several gluten free, soy free options and on Wednesday’s they offer raw food options.
In the future Stephanie and her business partners hope they can cross over to the brick & mortar world by opening Seabirds cafes. I hope so too. I’m spending a lot of gas money chasing this truck around Orange County.