Sundaze Opens All-Vegan Location at Possum Park

The 53rd Street vegan epicenter now has fried chicken

Vegans rejoice! There’s yet another new set of wheels at the epicenter of vegan food truck fare, Possum Park, and it’s an Austin favorite: Sundaze.

Sundaze co-owner Raine Hopper (Photo by John Anderson)

The South Austin food trailer known for its quality fried chicken served up alongside its vegan counterpart, "No Frickin' Chicken" (or NFC, because why not) just opened a second location at the 53rd Street park and it’s all vegan, all the time.

Owners and sisters Raine Hopper and Kara Hopper opened the first trailer back in 2016 and started offering vegan versions of all their menu offerings right off the bat. “It took off in a way we never expected,” says Raine. So when the team, together with general manager Michael Reyes, decided to open an all-vegan trailer, they knew Possum Park was the place they wanted to be and owner Tim Kaupas was thrilled to have them. “I love the Sundaze brand and I love their menu,” he says. “It felt like a natural fit.”

But why go with a totally vegan menu this time? “It just made sense,” Raine says. After all, perfectly crispy fried seitan patties aren’t available at Chick-fil-A, and if the positive customer response the last time the chicken fryer was on the fritz – leaving only the vegan option available for everyone – proved anything, it’s that the new trailer probably didn’t need to sling meat to survive.

The new menu will have many of the classics Sundaze fans know and love, including the original NFC, the Spicy Boi, and Lil Nuggs, plus a new Slim Crispy with thinly sliced and deep-fried seitan. Rumors say there might even be an NFC and waffle sandwich on the horizon in addition to changing monthly specials.

The new trailer opened on Jan. 9, but the grand opening celebration is Feb. 2, complete with live music, Sundaze merch, and brews. Come hungry, leave happy. That new year’s resolution to avoid fried food can wait.

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