During a recent trip to Portland to attend Vida Vegan Con 2011, I was overwhelmed by vegan food choices. Every restaurant appeared to cater thoughtfully to my type, no matter if they were a veggie establishment or not. The picturesque city was packed wall to wall with cruelty-free dining options.
By far my favourite dining experience was the Homegrown Smoker food truck. Actually, it was so stunning I dined with them three days running. Everything I ate was tasty like I’ve never known, the staff were incredibly welcoming and I adored the concept of ordering my meal from a mobile kitchen parked up on a city sidewalk.
I must warn you the following pictures could lead to growling tummies. I make no apologies.
In my opinion, the crowning glory of Homegrown Smoker is their Mac-NoCheese. I don’t think I have ever tasted anything so instantaneously delicious. The moment it hit my tongue, I felt like crying tears of joy. It was creamy, savoury and smoky. I am sad I don’t have it here with me now.
If the above isn’t enough to kickstart a search engine frenzy for Portland flights, this next meal will get you there. On this blog, I do attempt to convey my reactions to food with some degree of level-headedness. I cannot do that when talking about this next meal.
The SloSmoMoFo is heaven in a bun. The famous Smoked Soy Curls are succulent pieces of tasty wonder. I would walk for days to just see them again. These gems were crammed into a toasted bun with a fabulous chipotle coleslaw. As if these flavours weren’t enough, the whole ensemble was topped off with a lip-smacking BBQ sauce.
During my visit, I opted to have my sandwich served with a side of the mac and a cup of cold lemonade. My take on this meal? Perfection. My advice to you when it comes to Homegrown Smoker? Go there. Now.
This 100% vegan food truck can be found at SW 4th and Hall, Portland OR. They are open Monday to Saturday 11am – 6pm (or until sold out).
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