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Vegan Street Fair Corn

One of the most popular foods at a street fair in NYC is Mexican Street Corn. Freshly grilled sweet corn is coated with a mixture of cheese and spiced mayonnaise but this Vegan Street Fair Corn is even better than the original.

This recipe is from NYC Vegan, copyright © 2017 by Michael Suchman and Ethan Ciment. Used by permission.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan corn chowder, vegan street fair corn
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 161.5 kcal


  • 1/4 cup nondairy mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup nondairy sour cream
  • 1/4 cup vegan parmesan plus more for serving*
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder plus more for serving
  • 1 medium clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro or Italian parsley
  • 4 ears sweet corn shucked
  • 1 lime cut into wedges


  1. Heat a grill for direct-heat grilling, or heat a grill pan over high heat on the stove. While the grill is heating, in a medium mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, nondairy parmesan, chili powder, garlic, and cilantro. Stir until completely combined.
  2. Place the corn directly on the hot grill and cook, rotating occasionally, until cooked through and charred in spots on all sides, about 8 minutes total.
  3. Remove the corn from the grill and transfer to a serving plate. Use a pastry or basting brush to generously coat each ear of corn with the mayonnaise mixture. Sprinkle with extra cheese and chili powder and serve immediately with lime wedges.

Recipe Notes

*  Feel free to use any vegan parm you enjoy. 


Nutrition Facts
Vegan Street Fair Corn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161.5 Calories from Fat 70
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.8g12%
Carbohydrates 22.75g8%
Fiber 3.4g14%
Protein 4.75g10%
Vitamin A 737.5IU15%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.