Bartleby's Food

Bartleby’s Seitan Stand is a sixteen-foot food truck, fully equipped to feed its hungry customers (which we lovingly refer to as “devils”) the tastiest twists on classic American fare. Think craveable fried sandwiches on warm buns, crispy nuggets, and scrumptious dipping sauces—all crafted for a vegan diet. To hell with meat!

We have a regular weekly schedule in Boston and Cambridge, participate in many local events and festivals, and can’t wait to drive on by to your other favorite spots, too! Reach out and let us know where you’d like to see Bartleby’s, or if you’d like to book us for a special event.

We’re committed to serving incredible, hellishly good fast food. Come, stuff your face, and see why we’re certain that being bad can feel good.

Who's Bartleby?

The name Bartleby is pulled from a short story by Herman Melville, “Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street.” You might also recognize the name as a character from the cult-classic film Dogma. We think “Bartleby” is unique and fun to say. The representation of our Bartleby as a little devil is a play on words, and a tongue-in-cheek acknowledgement of how many people mispronounce “seitan” as “Satan.” Bartleby is bit rebellious, a bit mischievous, and wickedly clever. He doesn’t have any bad intentions, but is itching to rock the boat. If we’re going to serve vegan fast food, we have to shake things up a bit!

​Bartleby is also inspired by the rambunctious son of one of Stephanie’s friends. He’s smart, curious, and ready to push boundaries. He’s not even two yet and you know he’s going to do big things―just what we hope for Bartleby.