Friday, 8 July 2011

Food Carts in Portland

I read on Wikipedia (a reliable source for all kinds of knowledge!) that Portland is one of the most vegetarian-friendly cities in the USA. So of course, I was excited to see what I'd find to eat when I was there.

One really unique feature of Portland's restaurant scene is the food carts. There are dozens of them, serving pretty much every cuisine you could imagine, and it's pretty much all cooked fresh to order.

There's a disadvantage to this informal style: we queued for ages by one stall, only to be told when we reached the front of the line that they'd run out of veggie ingredients.

In the end, I paid $6 for a huge helping of Thai satay tofu and vegetables - very tasty, and a fun way to eat out once in a while.


Velva said...

Portland has an amazing farm to table food scene. I have experienced the food carts in Portland and was amazed. Love it.

NYC and Austin Texas have amazing food trucks scenes too.

I hope you enjoyed Portland.


Kirsty said...

It looks like Camden. Do you have the vendors shouting to come and try stuff?

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious! I wish more street vendors in Sweden would have veggie food.

Anonymous said...

It's part of the fun of the day, watching the vendor cook the food, isn't it!

Anonymous said...

Your making me homesick again! In rural France, all we see are pizza wagons.

becky said...

Looks yummy...I've never been to Portland but have heard rumors about such things...:)

Charlotte said...

Portland is definitely a great place for a vegetarian, and those food carts look awesome!

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