It just got easier to keep cool on New York City streets this summer, if you can find The Squeeze, a food truck dishing up interesting raw, vegan, organic and gluten-free concoctions and juices.
The reconditioned UPS truck has recently re-emerged and is serving up dishes like Moc n’ Cheese, made with cashew cheese; vegan hot dogs; and other raw, gluten-free and organic soups, salads, desserts and more, served in eco-conscious plastic ware.
To boot, the juice truck is just one arm of the wellness and beauty lifestyle company named the same thing — The Squeeze — which offers detox cleanses and uses super foods and fresh, organic, live produce in its gourmet raw meals. The company also offers catering services, raw food preparation classes and nutritional counseling.
A jill-of-all-trades, Karliin Brooks not only runs the bio-diesel-fueled juice truck, but has also worked for ABC News as a freelance producer, owns a movie location company for Hollywood productions looking to shoot in the city, is a former model, a dedicated lifetime vegan and runs a distressed animal rescue operation. Her education is equally varied, with degrees in broadcast journalism and nutrition from New York University, as well as culinary arts training at The Natural Gourmet Institute.
While there is a Twitter account — @TheSqueezeTruck — it doesn’t look like it’s been updated for a while. We’ve heard the truck has been in Union Square lately; why not track them down and tell them to start tweeting so the rest of the city can find them too!
Image courtesy of The Squeeze.