Portland: Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ

19th August 2012

Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ

Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ

It was my first time to stop by a vegan barbecue food cart, Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ. C’mon, mac-n-cheese sandwich, that sounds like a double yummy food-to-go including barbecued soy curls, sweet potato fries, chili and cornbread! I wanted to try something new and different, and of course, I was very tempted to try their signature Mac-NoCheese. I only went to the SW 4th & College St location near Portland State University (PSU).

I had slight difficulty finding that food cart while we were driving to locate it (I have never seen a photo of frontal side of that food cart), but I managed to find that food cart while walking anyway (see food cart photo above). I couldn’t even find a menu on their website so I was kind of excited to see what they have.

Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ

Loafaroni: Smoked Meatloaf on a grilled bun with Mac-NoCheese, BBQ & NoCheese Sauces with one side dish of Mac-NoCheese

I was very, very, very excited to try their vegan Mac-NoCheese and I’m a massive fan of vegan mac-n-cheese dishes! This one should be different, because most dishes are barbecue-style. The staff recommended one of their popular dishes: the Loafaroni, so I’ve decided to try it. It comes with the smoked meatloaf from Field Roast, smothered in Mac No-cheese. The Loafaroni wasn’t too bad, but the meatloaf was definitely chunky and thick, which makes it look juicy in a way, plus I was hoping the BBQ sauce would be spicy and more smoky rather than being a bit sweet. Honestly, their Mac-NoCheese is my favourite and I like to eat it alone. The NoCheese sauce has a bit of a sweeter and savoury tone, but it’s creamy and the colour is a bit dark than an original mac-n-cheese to make it look barbecue-style. It’s not a bad side dish at all, but not sure if I would go for the sweet barbecue-style burger. I prefer my barbecue sauce with a bit of smoke and heat. Overall, it is a very filling meal for the day!

Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ

Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ

 

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