Shots of nationally touring vegan food trucks stop at Pensacola’s Odd Colony Brewing Co.

This story has been updated to correct the name of the food truck, Vuture Food.

Vegan and comfort food are not always two associated concepts. But a traveling food truck based in Los Angeles, vulture food, sets out to rewrite the story of an enticing plant-based diet.

Carrying a following of 45,000 subscribers with them, Vuture travels from town to town for day-long pop-ups at various locations and breweries, featuring Pensacola’s Odd Colony Brewing Co. selected for Thursday January 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Nick Villa, chief operating officer of Vuture Food, said the brand has made a name for its vegan version of the crispy “chik’n” sandwiches that taste as close to the real thing as possible, with the best-selling being Buffalo Ranch Chik. ‘n Sandwich. Now, three years of touring later, customers across the country are still eagerly awaiting their city’s appearance on the pop-up’s touring schedule.

The Deluxe BBQ Chick’n Sandwich is one of many vegan junk food sandwiches that Vuture Food will be offering at Odd Colony Brewing Co.

Beth Schweigert, co-founder of Odd Colony Brewing Co., said when Vuture Food first popped up in August 2021, the line was wrapped around the side of the building, with 200 to 250 people for the window of short serve.

“Their audience was huge, people were kind of waiting for them to show up,” Schweigert said.

She said Vuture Food originally contacted Odd Colony to ask if they would be able to accommodate them, as they wanted to come to Pensacola.

Pensacola is now becoming a regular stop on the tour, which hits about 20 to 30 different cities each month of the year, Villa said. Even after the January visit, he planned another visit to Pensacola in March.

Schweigert noted that while there are already several solid vegan dining options in Pensacola, the market is by no means oversaturated. People are always excited to see something new.

She said the increase in food pop-ups and food trucks over the years has only benefited local breweries by allowing their customers to have different food options and experiences.

“It’s such a draw for breweries,” she said. “So many unique and good things are happening.”

Although menus are posted online the day of each event, Villa said there will be a few items that are sure to have a place on the menu besides the Classic Crispy Chik’n Sandwich for $13.

Some of the signature sandwiches at the Pensacola stop will include the Spicy Bleu Cheese Chik’n Sandwich for $14, the Hawaiian Chick’n Sandwich for $15, the Deluxe BBQ Chick’n Sandwich for $15, and the Mango Habanero Chik’n Sandwich for $15.

In addition to the sandwiches, there will also be two flavors of Chik’n Fries from Vuture, available in small size for $9 or large size for $14. Flavors include buffalo with ranch fillet and chives and teriyaki flavor with pineapple and ranch fillet.

Schweigert said she advises people to show up early, but even if the line is long, there will be plenty of house beer for everyone to sell.

This article originally appeared on Pensacola News Journal: Vuture Food’s projects stop at the Odd Colony Brewing Co in Pensacola.