This is a red and green food truck with some seating. Serves vegetarian Indian food including basmati rice dishes, snack/chaat food, vegetable dishes, tandoori breads, drinks. Chai with soymilk (when available) for extra 50 cents. Daily special plate costs around $6. Some vegetarian items can be made vegan upon request. Vegans to specify. Note: this truck is stationed right next to the Indian Chaat House, which is also a Indian vegetarian food cart that is the original Indian veg cart operated by the same owners. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Fast food, Take-out
804 SW 12th Ave (SW Yamhill St, Downtown District)
Portland, Oregon 97205

Open Mon-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun closed.

  • Cash only


First Review by Chia
  • vegan

Ridiculously Tasty

4 Posted on 12 / 23 / 2013

Note: Bombay Chaat House and India Chaat House merged again. The food is soooo delicious and though it does take a while, the staff is very friendly and authentic and the food is always steaming and flavorful.

I've gotten a couple of things there, and it was all wonderful, but the last time I went, I was still vegetarian, not vegan. I'm sure that they have some vegan options or could make some adjustments to accommodate a vegan customer, but the staff doesn't speak English very well, so it might be difficult to ask. I'm sure they get that kind of question a lot though, and would be totally willing to help. They're really great.

It's kind of out of the way, not with the rest of the food carts at all, but definitely worth the walk and definitely worth the wait.

Pros: huge, steamy meals, amazing staff, very authentic
Cons: hard to find, not much seating
  • vegetarian

Food Cart Fantasy

5 Posted on 06 / 12 / 2013

I am a huge Indian fan so when I moved a few blocks over from this cart, I was insanely pleased to be within walking distance of a curry house! Traditionally on the east coast, Indian food is fairly hard to find and very expensive. Bombay Chaat house is very affordable and very tasty. Adding to my excitement, the cart is 100% vegetarian, allowing me to avoid special orders or interrogations about the ingredients. Each time I have ordered from here, even when ordering quantities for me and my boyfriend, the cost has been under $15 and we've had enough food for lunch the next day, or later that evening per my tastebuds' calling. The food is always very hot and fresh and the taste proves it to be homemade. The staff is always very friendly and happy to see all patrons. I highly recommend this cart to anyone who desires a nice curry or anyone willing to try one!

Pros: Great Food, Great Prices, Very Friendly Staff
  • vegetarian

Indian Food Cart

3 Posted on 01 / 01 / 2012

I had read about this place on happycow and decided to stop in on my Portland trip a while back. Here's my Bombay Chaat House review.

This is a food cart, not a restaurant. The guys working in the truck were friendly. I ordered a tandoori bread with potato stuff and a chai with soymilk. There was a small line of people getting food here. Very cheap food. Tasted okay. But the chai was too sweet for me (likely sweetened with regular sugar).

Street food feel, nothing gourmet, but fills a craving for quite Indian bite.


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Last updated: 2012/12/12


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