WHAT IS MEAN BIRD?
Proudly nested in Richmond, VA, Mean Bird is a takeout shop serving fried chicken, vegan fried “chicken,” and seasonal menu. Richmond natives and restaurant veterans, Mike and Sarah Moore began Mean Bird in January of 2016 as a food truck, serving crowds at breweries, festivals and other events.
Mean Bird’s first brick and mortar location just opened at 2227 W. Main Street in June 2017. Now Mean Bird offers buckets of fried chicken and vegan fried chicken, as well as sides, seasonal specials, fountain sodas, fresh limeades, and desserts. The shop stocks a fun selection of locally made goods, garbage like prepackaged candy and chips, and is in the process of obtaining a permit for to-go beer and wine. There is no dine-in seating, so be prepared to take your bird back home or on a picnic!
Mean Bird is currently open Monday - Friday from 11am - 10:30pm, and Sat/Sun from 5-10:30pm. We’ll be adding more hours and delivery as soon as we can, and we are currently booking weddings and catered events for the food truck starting in the Fall. Follow us on facebook and Instagram for the latest hours!
mean bird has traditional fried chicken and vegan fried "chicken"?
Yes. Our traditional fried chicken is incredible! Each piece of Mean Bird chicken is dry rubbed with a housemade blend of herbs and spices, and sits for 24 hours before service. Each piece is then hand breaded with buttermilk and fried to order. We just love fried chicken so much, we didn't want to leave out our vegetarian and vegan friends. Our vegan fried "chicken" (called Veggie Bird) receives the same amount of love. Both our Traditional Fried Chicken and Veggie Bird are available whenever Mean Bird is open.
What is veggie bird?
Veggie Bird is what we call our vegan fried "chicken." No sad, overly processed, bland fake "meats" at Mean Bird! Veggie Bird is a-made-from-scratch vegan dish (no animal products of any kind) that gives vegetarians and vegans the satisfaction of traditional fried chicken. At Mean Bird, vegetarians can look forward to the full fried chicken experience: opening that paper bucket, pulling out a fried drumstick (dip into one of our vegan dipping sauces if you like), and then biting into a crispy coating to reveal amazing flavor and texture inside. Veggie Bird is handmade from fresh vegetables, rice, whole grains, herbs & seasonings, then hand breaded with coconut milk, and fried to order. No isolated whey protein, no isolated soy protein, no textured vegetable product, no vital wheat gluten (the over-processed ingredients of most meat alternatives on the market today.)
is mean bird available to cater special events?
Yes! Mean Bird caters all sorts of private events, and we are currently booking weddings for Fall 2017 and beyond. Our catering options range from delivery of casual family style chicken and sides to full service weddings with custom menus and the truck on site. Check out our Catering Page for details on our "Truck Favorites Menu" and custom options. Call us at 804.402.1353 or email us at giddyup@meanbirdrva to get started.
What products will be in the Mean Bird market?
The shop will stock a fun selection of locally made goods, garbage like prepackaged candy and snacks (including a lovingly curated chip wall), and to-go beer and wine in a month or so. If you're interested in selling your product in the Mean Bird shop, fill out our Vendor Application and email to email@example.com
who is mean bird?
Mike and Sarah Moore are a husband and wife team both born and raised in RVA who want to make and eat amazing food.