You’re hiding, underneath the smoke in the room

Rushing the Homegrown Smoker food truck

During a recent trip to Portland to attend Vida Vegan Con 2011, I was overwhelmed by vegan food choices. Every restaurant appeared to cater thoughtfully to my type, no matter if they were a veggie establishment or not. The picturesque city was packed wall to wall with cruelty-free dining options.

By far my favourite dining experience was the Homegrown Smoker food truck. Actually, it was so stunning I dined with them three days running. Everything I ate was tasty like I’ve never known, the staff were incredibly welcoming and I adored the concept of ordering my meal from a mobile kitchen parked up on a city sidewalk.

I must warn you the following pictures could lead to growling tummies. I make no apologies.

In my opinion, the crowning glory of Homegrown Smoker is their Mac-NoCheese. I don’t think I have ever tasted anything so instantaneously delicious. The moment it hit my tongue, I felt like crying tears of joy. It was creamy, savoury and smoky. I am sad I don’t have it here with me now.

Mac-NoCheese with Russet Fryz

If the above isn’t enough to kickstart a search engine frenzy for Portland flights, this next meal will get you there. On this blog, I do attempt to convey my reactions to food with some degree of level-headedness. I cannot do that when talking about this next meal.

The SloSmoMoFo is heaven in a bun. The famous Smoked Soy Curls are succulent pieces of tasty wonder. I would walk for days to just see them again. These gems were crammed into a toasted bun with a fabulous chipotle coleslaw. As if these flavours weren’t enough, the whole ensemble was topped off with a lip-smacking BBQ sauce.

During my visit, I opted to have my sandwich served with a side of the mac and a cup of cold lemonade. My take on this meal? Perfection. My advice to you when it comes to Homegrown Smoker? Go there. Now.

Homegrown Smoker is superb

This 100% vegan food truck can be found at SW 4th and Hall, Portland OR. They are open Monday to Saturday 11am – 6pm (or until sold out).

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10 Responses to You’re hiding, underneath the smoke in the room

  1. Pingback: You’re hiding, underneath the smoke in the room | CookingPlanet

  2. I couldn’t agree with you more! The Macnocheeto (macnocheese, soy curls, beans, BBQ sauce and peppers all wrapped up in a tortilla all wrapped up in a tortilla like a burrito) rocked my world! I went back to Homegrown on my last day in Portland, to try the deep-fried Oreo cookies, but they were out. Probably for the best 😉

  3. Lorin says:

    Ok, that’s it. I need to find an excuse to go to Portland asap.

  4. quarrygirl says:

    look at the serving size of that side! whoa! homegrown smoker does not fuck around.

    agreed, their mac and cheese is tops. before i die, i need to eat my way through their entire menu…

  5. Wow. I have never seen a VEGAN food plate look like that!

  6. Homegrown Smoker Natural Barbecue 100% Vegan says:

    Correction on hours as of 9/12/11 M-F 11-4 Saturday 11-4 (Until Oct. 15th) Oct. -16th – June 1 M-F 11-4
    Thanks for the kind words. Come see us again soon.
    The Vegan BBQ Bunch @ HGS

  7. celyn says:

    That mac-no-cheese is the most amazing thing ever, closely followed by the mint lemonade and ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING!

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