CLOSED: Homegrown Smoker Vegan Barbecue - Food Cart

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4237 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon, USA, 97217

Vegan barbecue food cart at the Mississippi Marketplace. Serves Southern-style BBQ without the meat or dairy. Sample items such as chili shroom sammich with fryz, cajun fried tofu sammich, soy curls, tempeh ribs, barbecue beans, mac-no-cheese. Also sells sweet mint iced tea, vegan desserts and cookies. Closed due to fire damage, Jun 2017 - please let HappyCow know if/when it reopens.

Categories: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out

52 Reviews

First Review by Tigra220

Phenomenal - Edit

I had the Slosmomofo Sandwich and it may have been the best sandwich I've had in 10 years of being vegan.
I am very sad I didn't get to try more items on the menu!

This food cart is beside some tented picnic tables so you can take cover if it's raining.

Pros: Tasty, delicious, amazing flavour, Great price, Interesting items

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Best Food Truck in town!! - Edit

I love this place! I've been there several times and each time is great. They always have a new special but my favorite is the rack of "ribs" plate. When I want comfort food this is where I go. Don't forget to get the Mac no cheese! And the prices are reasonable.

Pros: vegan , great food , good prices

Cons: outdoor seating only

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Am I dreaming? - Edit

SERIOUSLY the best vegan food I've ever eaten. Took my non-vegan family and even they were impressed! I had the Macnocheeto burrito because anytime I can eat vegan Mac and cheese I do it!! I practically cried eating the burrito, it was SO good. Haven't been able to make it back, but can't wait to try more of the menu!!

Pros: SO FREAKING YUMMY, Greatest staff

Cons: Nothing!!

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vegan sorcery - Edit

Best damn BBQ sandwich I've ever had, vegan or otherwise.

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Comfortable bbq - Edit

In town from California. Looked interesting for local vegan spot, loved it all. Great flavors,had the platter with mac and slaw, ribs were the best..... hope to make it back someday.

Pros: Great servings, Great flavors, Good location

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delicious! - Edit

Amazing comfort food. We had tempeh ribs and a special jack fruit sandwich, and kids enjoyed Mac & cheese and baked beans. Everything was flavorful and complemented the other flavors without all tasting the same.

Pros: delicious, friendly staff, stayed open later than other trucks

Cons: no bar drinks allowed in food truck area

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delicious comfort food! - Edit

Shared a meal of tempeh ribs, mac and cheese, and hush puppies. So yummy and so filling!

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Yum vegan BBQ - Edit

Okay so the line can get kinda long, and it's slightly expensive...but well worth it! Great tasting vegan comfort food. Really hits the spot. If you're in the neighborhood and they're open definitely go!

Cons: don't think they use all organic

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great food! - Edit

Quick service, great food and very affordable!

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DON'T PASS THIS PLACE UP! - Edit

My boyfriend and I were trying Vtopia next door and we're still wanting more of a meal after trying some cheeses so we decided to try the Smokehouse. When we went inside, the owner asked if we wanted a sample and we both wanted to try a bite of the temper rib. As we were conversing with the owner, he came around the corner with not only a sample of temper rib but an entire faux meat platter for us to try. We also ordered a Macnocheeto to go which was AMAZING. Such great service and food!!

Pros: delicious, cheap, simple ingredients

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Vegan Comfort Food - Edit

Definitely try this place. It's all good. I especially recommend the mac and cheese and hush puppies to go along with any entree you get. The staff is very friendly.

The only con I would say would be the wait, especially if there's a lot of customers waiting for their order. It's understandable, but doesn't make the place any less worth trying.

Pros: delicious food

Cons: waiting period

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One of a kind - Edit

Didn't realize this was a food truck! Walked here in the rain hoping to sit down and dry off a bit. Even all the tables in the food truck court were covered in rain. Had to take food back home by train. Had to reheat food a bit but was very good! Hush puppy were amazing!! Also shared chili Mac and cheese and the chili cheese fries. All very good. Wish they had a sit down restaurant!

Pros: Options not usually seen for vegans

Cons: Outside - so weather permitting

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grubbin lovin - Edit

If you want some comfort food, come on down! Mac and Cheeze on a sandy? Big portions, fast service, smiles!
They offer field roast protein which I think it one of the tastiest store bought seitan varieties.
We are here a few months back, I remember stuffing myself and then wanting to take a glorious weekend nap.
Cheers

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Delicious - Edit

This place was just as tasty as I hoped it would be. Even the lemonade was amazing. I ordered the tempeh ribs and mac'n'cheese. Both were delicious. I definitely recommend visiting if you are in Portland.

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HUSH PUPPIES! - Edit

OH YEAH!! Hush puppies! You didn't have to say much more to get me to eat here. It was a beautiful day. I found a yet another vegan food cart. And, I was ordering hush puppies! Could life POSSIBLY be any better? Oh, yes, it could - I was in Portland, Oregon (put a bird on it!).

This area had about 10 food carts. I ordered vegan BBQ ribs and the hush puppies. The ribs were really good and kinda of sweet/sour. The hush puppies were OUTSTANDING. It was a lot of food for a small price.

There are plenty of tables all around in a covered area. The food carts are pretty-much in a parking lot, and it was clean, and friendly and the people were all pleasant. There were a lot of recycle bins there next to the food carts, and I like seeing that. Coming from a non-eco-friendly town, I SO MUCH appreciate Portland and its dedication to being eco-friendly.

All good. No complaints. If I had to say one thing negative, the hush puppies were just a tad on the spicy side. I don't like any spice at all, so what I considered spicy may not be to someone else. And, let me tell you, it didn't stop me from devouring them!

Pros: good hush puppies, reasonable prices, vegan

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Half great - Edit

We had the combo platter and it was 50% great. The mac and cheese was to die for. The tempeh ribs were yummy. But the soy curls were drab and the cornbread was inedible. So be cautious about ordering.

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That guy was a jerk - Edit

Didn't try the food, guy was so rude.

Cons: The guy there was a jerk. he had his back turned

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Great bbq - Edit

I really enjoyed their combo plate with tempeh and soy curls. Very good flavor and texture. The baked beans and Coke slaw were good too

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can we say yum - Edit

This is one of our favorite go out vegan food places. The food is fantastic and creative. The staff is happy. I recommend the soy curls, though anything we have tried has been great.

Pros: creative food, price, happy staff

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Nothing short of amazing! - Edit

Might this be the tastiest food... in the entire world??? It certainly is right up there. This was so good and you get a lot of food for your money. I got a wrap that had mac& cheese, some kind of seitan I think, and bbq beans in it, with a side of greens, which I sort of tried to combine with the burrito each bite. We also got a mushroom grilled cheese kind of a thing, which was a special and tasted like magic. Also, a side of the hush puppies, which were incredible. A+ times a million.

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Too Good... - Edit

Not the healthiest vegan experience you are going to have, but damn is this place good. They serve the best Mac Nocheeze I've ever tasted, and my hubby cant get enough of the Field Roast Burger thingy.

Yummy Lemonade too!

Pros: Very Tasty, BIG portions, Lovely guys serving you

Cons: No, it's not healthy

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McDonalds without the meat? - Edit

Part of living a vegan lifestyle is improving your health through whole fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. This place contributes to an unhealthy epidemic we have in the US. Perhaps a nice idea for those transitioning into a Vegetarian/Vegan way of eating. Besides that, this is not the type of positive message I would like to see.

Pros: Supports Vegans

Cons: Food choices

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Awesome Vegan BBQ - Edit

This place is located in a cool trendy area. I had the buff burrito after seeing another review about it. This burrito was enormous!!! The burrito was stuffed with so many yummy things including Mac and cheese with a little bit of a spicy flavor.

Pros: Tasty BBQ, Affordable

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Killer Burrito - Edit

Had the 'Buff Burrito', which absolutely kicked ass. Huge and delicious. Probably shouldn't have eaten it in one sitting but it was so good!
Updated from previous review on Wednesday September 24, 2014

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They accept credit cards now! - Edit

Go-to cart for vegan comfort food.

Pros: Delicious. Large portions for a good price. New menu items. They accept credit cards now. Far enough away from my house that I'm not tempted to go TOO often.

Cons: I butcher the name of my favorite sandwich every time no matter how many times I hear it said ("slosomomofo"). Wish they were open on Mondays.

Pros: Great food, Good value

Cons: Not open Mondays

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Worth the trip there - Vegan &Gluten Free - Edit

The title is about the trip because if you're in downtown Portland its a bit of a trip but we took the bus(you can get a day pass for all the transport in the city) and it only took about 15 minutes from downtown.The other advantage is that the Mississippi area is cool and funky and worth exploring.
Even if it was longer the trip would be worth while as the Homegrown Smoker vegan BBQ is quite fantastic.
I had BBQ soy curls with a tasty cole slaw on a toasted gluten free bun with a side of sweet potato fries and a spicy dipping mayo.i haven't had much BBQ of late but this was tasty comfort food at its best.
My husband had the BBQ chicken on a toasted gluten free bun with a side of BBQ beans that we both really enjoyed.
The food was just great and I'd take the trip agin by time to eat this tasty comfort food.There are chairs and tables to sit at and it is along side a craft brewery so you can have a beer with your meal.
The service was friendly and helpful and the price very reasonable .

Pros: yummy food, seating area, gluten free available

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Absolutely excellent - Edit

Southern Comfort food meets Northwest veganism ideologies - all served from a food cart in a cool little enclave of different cuisines. Go here, get a sammich and some mac n cheese, and sit down and eat in the Mississippi Marketplace.

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