Casellula @ Alphabet City is the first dining spot in Pittsburgh to end its no-tipping policy, just 10 months after it opened.
The completely vegan, heavy metal and pun-loving Onion Maiden food truck has a wide variety of meatless alternatives that could satisfy even the pickiest vegan. I started with Jack into Sunlight, a vegan take on a barbecue pulled pork sandwich. It was made with jackfruit, an Asian fruit that tastes like pulled pork. The addition of Asian slaw gave a nice crunch to the otherwise mushy sandwich, and the sauce-covered fruit was deceptively meaty and really delicious.
For a sweet snack, I had an orange creamsicle Eddie, a vegan take on the Twinkie with a moist and delicious flavor. The highlight of my meal was my “Berry White,” a creamy, dreamy drink made from coconut soda and a berry mixture. The refreshing combination was so tasty that I finished my drink before my meal. Was it worth the wait in line to buy another?
Menu items range in price from $2.50 to $10, and though the wait was long, the service was polite and friendly.