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Best Cart of Vegan Luv: Cheer Up Charlie's

Best Cart of Vegan Luv: Cheer Up Charlie's
PHOTO BY Todd V. Wolfson

While the hipster influx of East Sixth brings with it some welcome new attention to the old avenue, the overarching affect teeters on the precious, not to mention the precariously gentrificarious. Cheer Up Charlie's, however, a fabulous vegan food cart situated on a lot that you'd swear was someone's backyard, is just so homespun, so funkalicious, so darned Austin, and so defiantly nonformulaic that it transcends the convention of neighborhood and race politics. Discovering affordable treasures like the hummus chalupa, nonchicken chicken, and chocolatey good Go-Oohs (dark-chocolate cups filled with goji) is as populist as finding the golden ticket.

Cheer Up Charlies
900 Red River, 512/431-2133, cheerupcharlies@gmail.com
www.cheerupcharlies.com

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