Dallas' Vegan Vibrationz brings tantalizing crunchwraps to Plano food hall
A super buzzy vegan concept from Dallas has expanded to Plano: Vegan Vibrationz, famous for its vegan version of the fast-food favorite the crunchwrap, has softly opened a location at Legacy Hall, the food hall at 7800 Windrose Ave., where it's serving an irresistible menu of sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and salads.
Once described by Eater as a "full-on phenomenon in Dallas" that attracts droves in search of its vegan quesadillas, chicken-fried oyster mushrooms, and "lobster" mac & cheese, Vegan Vibrationz was founded by chef Jovan Cole, a native of Florida who first launched as a food stand at the Dallas Farmers Market in 2018, then upgraded to a food truck in 2021.
Plano is his first foray into brick and mortar.
His food, temptingly depicted on Instagram, is comfort food but with a healthier twist, using fresh ingredients and no animal products.
The signature is the Crunchwrap Supreme OG, his vegan version of Taco Bell’s Crunchwrap, made with Beyond meat, dairy-free chipotle sour cream, vegan cheddar, and mango pico de gallo.
They're opening in soft mode with a concise menu, priced from $10 to $13, that also includes:
- Crispy Chicken Sandwich - lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, on a toased bun
- Crispy Cauliflower Wings - in 3 flavors: original, BBQ, and Buffalo
- Mac & Cheese Bowl - topped with crispy broccoli florets and cashew parmesan
- Stuffed Avocado - with walnut meat crumble, cashew cheese sauce, on a bed of greens
- MLT - maple-hickory mushroom bacun with lettuce, tomato, & mayo on sourdough
- Loaded Nachos - black beans, lettuce, jalapenos, guacamole, & sour cream
- Bacon-Jalapeno Cheddar Burger - with bacon, chipotle mayo, lettuce, tomato, jalapenos, crispy onions
- Smoked BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich - pickles, coleslaw, crispy onion, on a bun
- Spicy Kale Wrap - spicy kale mix with bacun bits, avocado, tomato, cucumber, red onion, and golden raisins
- Vegan Vibes Salad - greens with tomatoes, cucumber, carrot, sunflower seeds, golden raisins, croutons
Cole recounts his journey which began in 2014, when he began pursuing a healthier lifestyle after he began to grow his own food.
"Watching the food grow from seed into solid form, my whole perspective on life changed and I realized this was the proper way for me to eat," he says.
He became vegan and began cooking healthier foods for family and friends. He found he was good at it, and it became a passion.
"My goal has always been to have a brick and mortar that our customers can visit daily for healthier food options," he says.