A new vegan food truck just opened in Duluth, offering comfort food so those with plant-based diets don’t have to miss out.
It’s called The Grumpy Goose, and it’s run by owner Josh Gosar and his family.
“Through the pandemic, I spent a lot of time sitting at home, working through recipes and things to make,” Gosar explained.
He’s been a vegan for almost two years.
Gosar was a basketball player at the College of St. Scholastica, and then after college he played in a semi-pro football team.
The right plant-based diet can provide a lot of protein, but that message is usually buried in the athletic world.
“The biggest thing when I was younger was that you need to eat meat, you need to eat more protein to gain muscle,” he said.
So, his typical American diet continued into his adult life…and then he went to the doctor.
“As I got older, those same eating habits stuck with me,” Gosar said. “High cholesterol, high blood pressure, things like that. And I wasn’t necessarily overweight, it was just that I wasn’t as healthy as I should’ve been.”