Native American cuisine is the hallmark of Zea May’s Kitchen, where the menu might include bison sausage empanadas, blue corn muffins, native grain parfaits and marinated mushroom salad with quail eggs.
Zea May's mission is to promote an understanding of Native American cultures through food. Zea May’s is the manifestation of its owner’s dream of combining her love of healthy food and her passion for Native American cultures.
Because a restaurant proved to be an overly ambitious undertaking, we introduced Zea May’s to the Philadelphia public in the form of a food truck in the spring of 2012. For nearly two years, the truck could be found at special events, farmers’ markets, Love Park, the Navy Yard, and other locations, feeding hungry Philadelphians with a menu inspired by an array of Native American culinary traditions. The menu generally consisted of salads, hot and cold soups, empanadas and specialty items. On any given day you might find: Wild Rice Three Sisters Salad; Chilled Berry Soup; Lamb & Yam Stew; Bean & Cheese Empanadas; Bison Sausage Sandwich with Cranberry Relish and Agave Mustard; Native Flavors Granola Parfait; Blue Corn Biscotti.