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A Beloved Vegan Cart Is Now Serving Mac-and-Cheese Burritos Out of its New Alberta Restaurant

Supernova, known for its tempeh sandwiches and burritos, is opening a restaurant and bakery in the former Back to Eden space

A burrito is sliced in half to expose Supernova Vegan’s Toker burrito, filled with mac and cheese, barbecue tempeh, and jalapeno citrus slaw
A vegan burrito stuffed with mac and cheese at Supernova
Supernova / Official
Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

Supernova Vegan, a Sellwood-Moreland food cart known for its cheeseless mac-and-cheese burritos, has opened a new restaurant on Alberta Street. According to an Instagram post, the space will be home to both a restaurant version of the food cart and Ritual Sweetcraft, a bakery in the adjoining space.

Taking over the former Back to Eden locale, Supernova is bringing its most popular dishes to Northeast Portland, including the Toker burrito, filled with vegan macaroni and cheese, barbecue tempeh, and jalapeno citrus slaw. The food cart, which opened in 2017, has also developed a following in Southeast Portland for dishes like the Space Cowboy, a barbecue tempeh sandwich, or tempura-battered marinated tofu tucked into fish-taco-style tacos. The current menu ranges from vegan grilled cheese sandwiches to burritos, as well as salads, crema-and-corn-topped poblano peppers, and a tempeh banh mi.

Owner Lindsay Knight Sligh has adopted the former Back to Eden space, which was once home to both a cafe and a bakery; Supernova will turn the bakery space into Ritual Sweetcraft, a gluten-free and vegan bakery. Knight Sligh has yet to respond to Eater PDX’s requests for comment, but images on the Instagram account hint at doughnuts, cupcakes, and coffee drinks. The cart in Southeast Portland will remain open. The restaurant is sticking to takeout for now, and is currently taking pre-orders online and accepting walk-ups at 2215 NE Alberta Street.

Supernova Vegan [Official]
Supernova Vegan [Instagram]
Ritual Sweetcraft [Instagram]
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