All veg and super affordable
Posted on 11 / 15 / 2014
Located just a few blocks north of the main downtown area, you can find this Portland food truck to satiate your Indian fast food cravings. The food is fast and dished out steaming hot in a huge serving that really can feed 2 people… unless you are really into the food and really hungry.
They have a website that tells you what is vegan, but you can also just tell them what you want, and they will quickly let you know if it is or is not vegan. Some items can't be veganized. Much of the food is prepared in advance, so, if they're out, they're out.
There is street food, as well, like samosas and chips, lentil donuts and puri. Fun fun fun to eat, but well, not the most healthful.
It's fabulously filling though, and super affordable. Order the 6 item (rice + naan + 4 dishes) meal for $6.50 (with tax). Umm, yes, please. It is more food that you really should eat, but it's so good. The problem though, is that it's not really healthful eating. Great protein source with the chana and dal, but lots of carbs from the rice, naan and potatoes. The dal and chana dishes are my favorite.
Also, the veggies are severely lacking and lackluster. The spinach/saag dishes must use frozen spinach, because it is so spinach green in the bad sense and so finely pureed, I can't imagine doing that to fresh spinach. The vegetable khorma has hidden veggies so thickly coated in sauce, I have never known what I was eating.
The sauces are phenomenal though, but some of them are heavily coconut-based… and they don't skimp on it, so the calories are HIGH. Who cares though, if you are eating at a food truck for $6.50, you're probably not really worried about calories and high veggie content. Right? Yummm….!
100% vegetarian, Easily veganized 80% of menu, Vegan chai
Not healthful, Huge portions easily consumed..., When out of items, out of items