More vegan food is heading to Northeast Portland, but this one is faster than most. Rabbits Cafe, the vegan bowl spot in Big Pink, is expanding across the river, opening a grab-and-go location on 6th and Couch. Portland Monthly first reported that the cafe’s new outpost will open in June with evening hours and the cafe’s signature loaded bowls.
Owner Sanjay Chandrasekaran may be the most underrated vegan restaurateur in Portland. Between Indian mainstay The Sudra, with locations in Kerns and St. Johns, and buzzy Israeli restaurant Aviv, Chandrasekaran continues to grow his meat-free empire with his quietest spot. Rabbits Cafe, the brick-and-mortar version of former food cart Sonny Bowl, mainly sticks to breakfast and loaded rice, smothered in nacho-ranch sauce, dressed up with carrot-jicama slaw, and often topped with curried walnut crumbles. On the breakfast side of things, the menu ranges from classics like biscuits and gravy to scrambles with poblanos, tahini, and roasted red peppers. The new Rabbits Cafe will be located at 115 NE 6th Avenue.
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