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A photo of a spread of hummus, Persian cucumber salad, muttabal eggplant dip, vegan soy labneh, and chickpea salad from Alley Mezza
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13 Vegan Food Carts To Visit in Portland and Beyond

Food carts serving vegan burgers, pizza, mezze, tacos, and more

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A spread from Alley Mezza
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Food carts are a core element of Portland’s culinary scene, and it’s no surprise that vegans and vegetarians have plenty of choose from. After all, the city is renowned for its creative meatless fare and even has an all vegan food cart pod. Almost every cart in town offers at least one vegan item, but this map focuses on those food carts that are entirely vegan, the ones serving grilled cactus tacos, Ethiopian vegetable platters, fried seitan catfish, and more in Portland proper and beyond.

The points on this map are not ranked; rather, they’re organized geographically. This map does not include food carts that also have a brick and mortar location. For more vegan and vegetarian dining, browse Eater’s full collection of maps.

A number of Portland restaurants have resumed onsite service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Hue Vegan Cafe

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4250 SW Rose Biggi Ave
Beaverton, OR 97005

This cheery vegan food cart at BG’s Food Cartel in Beaverton serves a variety of dishes: avocado and nut butter toasts, mac with creamy carrot-potato cheese sauce and broccoli, flaky croissant veggie sandwiches, and hearty rice and beans bowls served with plantains and salsa. Beverages include smoothies and lattes, with several dairy-free milks to choose from. Hue Vegan Cafe has another location at Aloha Mall, also in Beaverton.

A photo of the croissant sandwich, rainbow rice bowl, and beet juice drink at Hue Vegan Cafe
Hue Vegan Cafe croissant sandwich and rainbow rice bowl
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2. Flourish

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7316 N Lombard St
Portland, OR 97203
(503) 344-7089
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Flourish first gained attention from the vegan community for its carrot corn dogs, which are now only available as a special. This vegan and gluten-free cart at St. Johns Beer Porch specializes in vegetable heavy comforts, like quinoa pasta with creamy cashew cheese, grilled broccoli, and fried shallots. Best enjoyed with a cold beer or kombucha, the house-made veggie burger—a vibrantly pink beet-lentil-walnut patty with the option of adding a slab of cashew mozzarella—is a satisfying alternative to the many faux meat burgers in town.

A photo of the beet, lentil, and walnut burger with cashew mozzarella from Flourish food truck, pictured next to a takeout container of mac and cheese and beer
Flourish beet-lentil-walnut burger
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3. Planted PDX

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4390 SW Garden Home Rd
Portland, OR 97219
(503) 407-7718
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Planted—one of the few vegan spots in Multnomah Village—serves hefty portions of fried rice, arepas filled with falafel-like patties, and tamari-glazed tempeh cubes lettuce wraps. The dishes offer bold sweet-savory elements and incorporate Asian flavors like the Chinese broccoli and smoky-spicy Korean style barbecue soy curls that top the mac and cashew cheese.

A photo of the mac and cheese, falafel arepa, and tempeh lettuce wrap from Planted
Planted PDX mac and cheese, falafel arepa, tempeh lettuce wrap
Waz Wu / EPDX

4. Ditto

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1027 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 708-0550
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At its new Alberta lot decked out with a 1971 GMC school bus painted black and decorated with pink and purple illustrations, this vegan grilled cheese food cart is can’t-miss. Ditto slings golden brown sandwiches packed with melty dairy-free cheese and mouthwatering accompaniments like maple tempeh bacon, grilled jalapenos, bacon scallion cream cheese, and avocado lime crema. Follow along on Instagram as the cart settles into its new spot and expands the menu with breakfast and diner-style items, such as vegan egg and chorizo sandwiches.

A photo of a vegan egg and chorizo sandwich special from Ditto
Ditto vegan egg and chorizo sandwich
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5. Uncle Tsang's Kitchen

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1112 SE Tacoma St
Portland, OR 97202

After ditching meat a few years ago, this Sellwood food cart has become a hot spot among vegans and vegetarians craving Chinese comfort foods, from veggie potstickers to garlic eggplant to sweet and sour tofu. The saucy dan dan noodles arrive heaped with large pieces of fried tofu and a vegetable medley of eggplant, broccoli, carrot, asparagus, and mushroom. To order from Uncle Tsang’s Kitchen, customers can browse the photo wall of dishes at the pastel blue cart or opt for delivery through Postmates.

A photo of veggie dan dan noodles in a takeout container from Uncle Tsang’s Kitchen
Uncle Tsang’s Kitchen veggie dan dan noodles
Waz Wu / EPDX

6. Baby Blue Pizza

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3207 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(760) 442-3466
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While Boxcar Pizza has garnered a lot of attention since its opening, Baby Blue wood-fired pizza cart on Hawthorne—Odie O’Connor’s first pizza venture—should not be overlooked. Its 48-hour fermented sourdough pies dressed with San Marzano tomatoes, house-made tofu ricotta, seitan pepperoni, and coconut-based mozzarella remain a knockout in Portland’s vegan pizza scene. Weekly specials, like the Caprese Chorus with house-made pesto, cherry tomatoes, and balsamic vinaigrette, are announced on Instagram.

A picture of a wood-fired margherita pie at Baby Blue Pizza, with dollops of red sauce, green leaves of basil, and melted vegan cheese
Baby Blue Pizza margherita pie
Waz Wu / EPDX

7. Alley Mezza

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3630 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 704-9091
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For some of Portland’s best animal-free mezze, mosey down the alley to the Someday courtyard off Division, where you’ll find Alley Mezza—a seafoam green cart operated solo by Khaled Alshehab. In addition to the standout hummus, the cart serves a rotating menu of Middle Eastern and North African small plates, from muttabal smoky eggplant dip (tahini is the main ingredient that sets muttabal apart from baba ghanoush) to the refreshing Persian cucumber and tomato salad, and even a tangy soy yogurt labneh swirled with olive oil.

A photo of a spread of hummus, Persian cucumber salad, muttabal eggplant dip, vegan soy labneh, and chickpea salad from Alley Mezza
A spread from Alley Mezza
Waz Wu / EPDX

8. Fatsquatch

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5240 NE 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97214

Best known for its vegan, gluten-free stoner food, Fatsquatch left its original Belmont location to establish Shady Pines—Portland’s first all vegan food cart pod in the Cully neighborhood. Customers can score cauliflower wings with buffalo sauce for dunking; jalapeno poppers stuffed with house-made cashew cheese; and deep-fried onion rings topped with vegan cheddar, cashew sour cream, and “bacon” bits by ordering online or at the cart. Watch Instagram for fan favorite specials from the Belmont days, like beer-battered oyster mushroom fish and chips.

A photo of the buffalo spiral fries topped with buffalo sauce and cheese from Fatsquatch in a takeout container
Fatsquatch buffalo spiral fries
Waz Wu / EPDX

9. Dirty Lettuce

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5240 NE 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97218
(769) 243-5325
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While Portland is no stranger to vegan barbecue and Southern style comfort foods, Dirty Lettuce is one of the best in the city. This phenomenal cart consistently draws a crowd to Shady Pines with its crispy fried chicken, tangy barbecue ribs, and golden brown catfish — all made from house-made seitan. Newer menu additions, like vegan takes on po’boys and the KFC Famous Bowl, are also not to be missed. In addition to the cart, owner and chef Alkebulan Moroski will open a shop on Fremont and offer a New Orleans Jazz brunch and packaged house-made vegan meats.

Two takeout boxes of fried and barbecue vegan meats from Dirty Lettuce, with sides of black-eyed peas, greens, and jambalaya
A spread from Dirty Lettuce
Waz Wu / EPDX

10. Dinger’s Deli

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4255 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 422-8888
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It’s easy to see why this food cart at the Bite on Belmont pod is a favorite among Portland vegans and vegetarians—the sandwiches are packed with tasty fillings, like house-made wheat-based ham and salami, meaty pulled jackfruit, garlic fennel meatballs, and gooey vegan cheese. While Dinger’s Deli is known for its subs, the cart also serves breaded “chicken” tenders, avocado toast, and veggie bowls. Keep an eye on Instagram as the cart often sells out before the listed hours.

A picture of Dinger’s Deli Philly cheesesteak hoagie
Dinger’s Deli Philly cheesesteak hoagie
Waz Wu / EPDX

11. La Taquiza Vegana

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5235 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 758-1303
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This Mexican street food cart at Rose City Food Park is a favorite among vegans and vegetarians thanks to its exciting selection of meatless tacos—juicy jackfruit birria, adobo-marinated soy curl al pastor, grilled cactus with charred onions, and meaty “chorizo” made of minced mushrooms and tempeh crumbles—which arrive heavily loaded with pico de gallo and cilantro. The menu also includes nachos, mulitas, and house-made horchata. La Taquiza Vegana will soon be relocating to the Scout Beer Pod on Glisan.

A photo of the nopales, chorizo and potato, and jackfruit birria tacos from La Taquiza Vegana food cart in a takeout box
La Taquiza Vegana taco plate
Waz Wu / EPDX

12. Sharks Cove

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3612 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97266

From the folks behind the Mocking Bird, this new concept at CORE food pod offers vegan tropical fare inspired by owner Kayla Lamberson’s former stomping grounds in Oahu, Hawaii. Think loco moco with a Beyond patty, shark-shaped tofu egg, and coconut “shrimp” with macaroni salad. On weekends, Sharks Cove serves brunch, like breakfast nachos and banana foster pancakes. Lamberson routinely shares educational content on Instagram to support her mission to educate and encourage ocean conservation efforts.

A photo of the vegan crunch wrap at Sharks Cove with a flower and tater tots
Sharks Cove crunch wrap
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13. Little Ethiopia Eatery

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15710 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97230
(763) 516-7985
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Initially a vegetarian food cart, this family-owned and operated spot in northeast Portland now serves a fully vegan menu of Ethiopian dishes, including a rich and meaty vegan version of tibs made from soy and gluten. First timers can order the Combo 4 for a full range of Little Ethiopia Eatery’s offerings—from the hearty lentils and tomato stew to the tender collards greens—then add on a side of tangy, spongy injera to complete the spread.

A spread of Ethiopian vegetable dishes, vegan tibs, and injera flatbread from Little Ethiopia Eatery
A spread from Little Ethiopia Eatery
Waz Wu / EPDX

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1. Hue Vegan Cafe

4250 SW Rose Biggi Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005
A photo of the croissant sandwich, rainbow rice bowl, and beet juice drink at Hue Vegan Cafe
Hue Vegan Cafe croissant sandwich and rainbow rice bowl
Waz Wu / EPDX

This cheery vegan food cart at BG’s Food Cartel in Beaverton serves a variety of dishes: avocado and nut butter toasts, mac with creamy carrot-potato cheese sauce and broccoli, flaky croissant veggie sandwiches, and hearty rice and beans bowls served with plantains and salsa. Beverages include smoothies and lattes, with several dairy-free milks to choose from. Hue Vegan Cafe has another location at Aloha Mall, also in Beaverton.

4250 SW Rose Biggi Ave
Beaverton, OR 97005

2. Flourish

7316 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203
A photo of the beet, lentil, and walnut burger with cashew mozzarella from Flourish food truck, pictured next to a takeout container of mac and cheese and beer
Flourish beet-lentil-walnut burger
Waz Wu / EPDX

Flourish first gained attention from the vegan community for its carrot corn dogs, which are now only available as a special. This vegan and gluten-free cart at St. Johns Beer Porch specializes in vegetable heavy comforts, like quinoa pasta with creamy cashew cheese, grilled broccoli, and fried shallots. Best enjoyed with a cold beer or kombucha, the house-made veggie burger—a vibrantly pink beet-lentil-walnut patty with the option of adding a slab of cashew mozzarella—is a satisfying alternative to the many faux meat burgers in town.

7316 N Lombard St
Portland, OR 97203

3. Planted PDX

4390 SW Garden Home Rd, Portland, OR 97219
A photo of the mac and cheese, falafel arepa, and tempeh lettuce wrap from Planted
Planted PDX mac and cheese, falafel arepa, tempeh lettuce wrap
Waz Wu / EPDX

Planted—one of the few vegan spots in Multnomah Village—serves hefty portions of fried rice, arepas filled with falafel-like patties, and tamari-glazed tempeh cubes lettuce wraps. The dishes offer bold sweet-savory elements and incorporate Asian flavors like the Chinese broccoli and smoky-spicy Korean style barbecue soy curls that top the mac and cashew cheese.

4390 SW Garden Home Rd
Portland, OR 97219

4. Ditto

1027 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
A photo of a vegan egg and chorizo sandwich special from Ditto
Ditto vegan egg and chorizo sandwich
Ditto / Official

At its new Alberta lot decked out with a 1971 GMC school bus painted black and decorated with pink and purple illustrations, this vegan grilled cheese food cart is can’t-miss. Ditto slings golden brown sandwiches packed with melty dairy-free cheese and mouthwatering accompaniments like maple tempeh bacon, grilled jalapenos, bacon scallion cream cheese, and avocado lime crema. Follow along on Instagram as the cart settles into its new spot and expands the menu with breakfast and diner-style items, such as vegan egg and chorizo sandwiches.

1027 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

5. Uncle Tsang's Kitchen

1112 SE Tacoma St, Portland, OR 97202
A photo of veggie dan dan noodles in a takeout container from Uncle Tsang’s Kitchen
Uncle Tsang’s Kitchen veggie dan dan noodles
Waz Wu / EPDX

After ditching meat a few years ago, this Sellwood food cart has become a hot spot among vegans and vegetarians craving Chinese comfort foods, from veggie potstickers to garlic eggplant to sweet and sour tofu. The saucy dan dan noodles arrive heaped with large pieces of fried tofu and a vegetable medley of eggplant, broccoli, carrot, asparagus, and mushroom. To order from Uncle Tsang’s Kitchen, customers can browse the photo wall of dishes at the pastel blue cart or opt for delivery through Postmates.

1112 SE Tacoma St
Portland, OR 97202

6. Baby Blue Pizza

3207 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
A picture of a wood-fired margherita pie at Baby Blue Pizza, with dollops of red sauce, green leaves of basil, and melted vegan cheese
Baby Blue Pizza margherita pie
Waz Wu / EPDX

While Boxcar Pizza has garnered a lot of attention since its opening, Baby Blue wood-fired pizza cart on Hawthorne—Odie O’Connor’s first pizza venture—should not be overlooked. Its 48-hour fermented sourdough pies dressed with San Marzano tomatoes, house-made tofu ricotta, seitan pepperoni, and coconut-based mozzarella remain a knockout in Portland’s vegan pizza scene. Weekly specials, like the Caprese Chorus with house-made pesto, cherry tomatoes, and balsamic vinaigrette, are announced on Instagram.

3207 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

7. Alley Mezza

3630 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
A photo of a spread of hummus, Persian cucumber salad, muttabal eggplant dip, vegan soy labneh, and chickpea salad from Alley Mezza
A spread from Alley Mezza
Waz Wu / EPDX

For some of Portland’s best animal-free mezze, mosey down the alley to the Someday courtyard off Division, where you’ll find Alley Mezza—a seafoam green cart operated solo by Khaled Alshehab. In addition to the standout hummus, the cart serves a rotating menu of Middle Eastern and North African small plates, from muttabal smoky eggplant dip (tahini is the main ingredient that sets muttabal apart from baba ghanoush) to the refreshing Persian cucumber and tomato salad, and even a tangy soy yogurt labneh swirled with olive oil.

3630 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

8. Fatsquatch

5240 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97214
A photo of the buffalo spiral fries topped with buffalo sauce and cheese from Fatsquatch in a takeout container
Fatsquatch buffalo spiral fries
Waz Wu / EPDX

Best known for its vegan, gluten-free stoner food, Fatsquatch left its original Belmont location to establish Shady Pines—Portland’s first all vegan food cart pod in the Cully neighborhood. Customers can score cauliflower wings with buffalo sauce for dunking; jalapeno poppers stuffed with house-made cashew cheese; and deep-fried onion rings topped with vegan cheddar, cashew sour cream, and “bacon” bits by ordering online or at the cart. Watch Instagram for fan favorite specials from the Belmont days, like beer-battered oyster mushroom fish and chips.

5240 NE 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97214

9. Dirty Lettuce

5240 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218
Two takeout boxes of fried and barbecue vegan meats from Dirty Lettuce, with sides of black-eyed peas, greens, and jambalaya
A spread from Dirty Lettuce
Waz Wu / EPDX

While Portland is no stranger to vegan barbecue and Southern style comfort foods, Dirty Lettuce is one of the best in the city. This phenomenal cart consistently draws a crowd to Shady Pines with its crispy fried chicken, tangy barbecue ribs, and golden brown catfish — all made from house-made seitan. Newer menu additions, like vegan takes on po’boys and the KFC Famous Bowl, are also not to be missed. In addition to the cart, owner and chef Alkebulan Moroski will open a shop on Fremont and offer a New Orleans Jazz brunch and packaged house-made vegan meats.

5240 NE 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97218

10. Dinger’s Deli

4255 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215
A picture of Dinger’s Deli Philly cheesesteak hoagie
Dinger’s Deli Philly cheesesteak hoagie
Waz Wu / EPDX

It’s easy to see why this food cart at the Bite on Belmont pod is a favorite among Portland vegans and vegetarians—the sandwiches are packed with tasty fillings, like house-made wheat-based ham and salami, meaty pulled jackfruit, garlic fennel meatballs, and gooey vegan cheese. While Dinger’s Deli is known for its subs, the cart also serves breaded “chicken” tenders, avocado toast, and veggie bowls. Keep an eye on Instagram as the cart often sells out before the listed hours.

4255 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97215

11. La Taquiza Vegana

5235 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
A photo of the nopales, chorizo and potato, and jackfruit birria tacos from La Taquiza Vegana food cart in a takeout box
La Taquiza Vegana taco plate
Waz Wu / EPDX

This Mexican street food cart at Rose City Food Park is a favorite among vegans and vegetarians thanks to its exciting selection of meatless tacos—juicy jackfruit birria, adobo-marinated soy curl al pastor, grilled cactus with charred onions, and meaty “chorizo” made of minced mushrooms and tempeh crumbles—which arrive heavily loaded with pico de gallo and cilantro. The menu also includes nachos, mulitas, and house-made horchata. La Taquiza Vegana will soon be relocating to the Scout Beer Pod on Glisan.

5235 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213

12. Sharks Cove

3612 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266
A photo of the vegan crunch wrap at Sharks Cove with a flower and tater tots
Sharks Cove crunch wrap
Sharks Cove / Official

From the folks behind the Mocking Bird, this new concept at CORE food pod offers vegan tropical fare inspired by owner Kayla Lamberson’s former stomping grounds in Oahu, Hawaii. Think loco moco with a Beyond patty, shark-shaped tofu egg, and coconut “shrimp” with macaroni salad. On weekends, Sharks Cove serves brunch, like breakfast nachos and banana foster pancakes. Lamberson routinely shares educational content on Instagram to support her mission to educate and encourage ocean conservation efforts.

3612 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97266

13. Little Ethiopia Eatery

15710 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97230
A spread of Ethiopian vegetable dishes, vegan tibs, and injera flatbread from Little Ethiopia Eatery
A spread from Little Ethiopia Eatery
Waz Wu / EPDX

Initially a vegetarian food cart, this family-owned and operated spot in northeast Portland now serves a fully vegan menu of Ethiopian dishes, including a rich and meaty vegan version of tibs made from soy and gluten. First timers can order the Combo 4 for a full range of Little Ethiopia Eatery’s offerings—from the hearty lentils and tomato stew to the tender collards greens—then add on a side of tangy, spongy injera to complete the spread.

15710 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97230

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