Early vegetarians were faced with the challenge of lassoing an apple off a tree or coaxing a corncob into a bear trap. Hunt a healthy harvest the easy way with today's Groupon: for $3, you get $7 worth of vegetarian and vegan Middle Eastern fare and drinks at Wolf and Bear's food cart, which is parked on the corner of Southeast 20th Avenue and Morrison Street.
The health-conscious chefs of Wolf and Bear's dish out vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free delicacies concocted from local and organic ingredients and served out of a sunny yellow nosh wagon. The handwritten menu showcases five wraps, including the falafel, which deposits hummus, caramelized onions, and roasted red pepper into a pita pocket ($6.50), and the olea, stuffed with kalamata olive tapenade, grilled eggplant, gorgonzola crumbles, and crushed caramelized walnuts ($7). Lunch-breakers and traffic-school truants can savor the sabich, a traditional Middle Eastern breakfast pita teeming with hummus, a hard-boiled egg, and an arsenal of healthful hunger combatants ($6.50). A small selection of vegan baked goods sweetens edible excursions. On balmy days, patrons can sip a minty lemonade ($2) or a cup of freshly roasted, fair trade Extracto java ($2+) on the picnic table, which is protected by a shade-giving, meteorite-repellant awning.
Wolf and Bear's regularly opens its cart Tuesdays through Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 10 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.