Jessica Chastain Buys Her Mom a Vegan Food Truck

12/03/2014 at 02:37 PM ET

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Maybe it was an early birthday present?

Jessica Chastain appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Monday, where she wished her mom a happy birthday and talked about buying her mom, vegan chef Jerri Hastey, a food truck.

“It’s called Seed On The Go and it’s very, very exciting,” the Interstellar star told Ellen Degeneres (who is also a fellow vegan).  “She used to have a restaurant and now she’s more mobile.”

Joked the host: “So she can just drive around her restaurant anywhere she wants to go.”

As a photo of Hastey peeking out of the truck’s service window, glass of wine in hand and a welcoming smile on her face appeared on the backdrop screen, Chastain was quick to clarify that, the  Santa Rosa, Calif. based-mobile vegan kitchen does not, in fact, serve wine.

Anyone watching @TheEllenShow today? We talk about my Mom's food truck. Happy Birthday Mom! #seedonthego #Interstellar

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“The funny thing is, that [photo] was on her Facebook page and she was so excited about the food truck, and I went and looked on her Facebook page and was like, ‘mom, you don’t understand the idea of a truck and wine. You cannot be sitting in the driver’s seat with a glass of wine hanging out the window!” said Chastain.

The actress – who posted the photo on her Instagram – was also quick to point out that the truck was indeed parked at the time.

As for the menu items, Chastain said, “the last time I was here I talked about her chia pudding and that will be on the truck.”

Other tasty brunch, entree and dessert options include a sloppy seed burger, sweet potato corn tacos, pancakes and strawberry shortcake.

–Michelle Ward 

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Paul Duca on

I’m not sure if that’s a compliment or an insult Chastain gave her mother…somehow I think becoming successful means doing things to make a parent’s life easier, rather than generating additional work for them.

Amy G. on

I would love to have someone buy me a food truck.

@Paul Duca – I can’t even begin to decipher your comment – don’t you think her mother would have been in on this kind of a purchase?? Chances are pretty good she’s on board with it.

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