Drive 15-miles west of Boulder, Colorado and you’ll find a small community tucked in the Rocky Mountains called Nederland or simply “Ned” to the locals. According to the 2010 census this community has only 1,445 residents. But this funky little town has a lot more in store for visitors than you might expect based on the size. There are a variety of eclectic shops, stunning natural beauty and more recently The Vegetable Express.
The Vegetable Express is a mobile food unit that opened it’s doors in November, 2017 with the goal of offering vegan comfort food to the residents and guests of Nederland. Owner/Operators Jason Milner and Kara Kessler hope to educate others about the positive impacts of a plant based diet, on a personal and planetary level through the Vegetable Express.
Along the way, they’ll probably be changing some people’s perceptions about what a plant based diet can really test like. Check out some of these menu items:
Breakfast Burrito: Tofu “bacon” – Tofu scrambled “eggs” – sautéed onions, bell peppers, spinach, daiya cheese, salsa and guacamole.
Veggie Burrito: Sautéed onions, bell peppers, black beans, corn, Quinoa, spinach, daiya cheese, salsa and guacamole.
Caesar Kale Salad: Kale tossed in homemade Caesar dressing, topped with hemp seeds and cashew “parmesean.”
Carrot Dog: Marinated and grilled carrot served on bun, topped with diced onion, jalapeño, tomato and pickle.
As you can see the small sample of the Vegetable Expresses menu probably not what you expected. Jason and Kara plan to experiment with more menu items as their business grows. Below is a photo of some of their additional menu items:

If you live in or plan to visit Nederland, you can often find The Vegetable Express at West First St until 6 p.m. But check their Facebook page for daily location and times. They’ll be serving up plant-based protein with a side of smiles no matter where they’re located.
At M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks, we are honored to have the opportunity to serve entrepreneurs like Kara and Jason launch a truly innovative food concept with an important social mission behind it. We wish The Vegetable Express nothing but success in the future of their business!