For years, food trucks have been a staple in the Portland food scene, and they continue to pop up in popular neighborhoods. In general, the city’s restaurant industry really shines when it comes to the vegan food scene, and now there’s a wide variety of options, including vegan food trucks in Portland. If you need a go-to list of vegan food trucks, here’s our roundup.
The word “mitate” translates to “see anew” in Japanese, and that’s exactly what this vegan sushi cart stands for. From takeout pop-up shop around Portland to a permanent spot at the CORE food hub on SE 82nd, Mitate owners Summer Ortiz and Chef Nino Ortiz are serving up fresh, made-from-scratch sushi with a focus on locality and seasonal ingredients.
Culinary genius. Visual artistry. Big flavors. Their vegan, gluten-free creations are earning 5-star reviews. Open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 1 PM to 8 PM. Getting there.
Located in the Alberta Arts District, Ditto serves 100% plant-based fare that is sure to please the “no-meat-please” crowd. Their daily sandwich options are available from Thursday to Monday, 9 AM to 4 PM, and include The Bea and The Bogey. Each sandwich is filled to the brim with veggies and plant-based meatless ingredients. Brunchers won’t want to miss out on this vegan food truck. Getting there.
Avocadamama is a popular Portland food truck with a second location in Los Angeles, CA. Their hours run from Thursdays 4 PM to 8 PM and Friday-Sunday 12 PM to 8 PM. They’re most known for their vegan-friendly mac and cheese dishes like the Buffalo Cauliflower, Shredded BBQ Jackfruit Hoagie and Chicken Pesto. Mac and Cheese bundles available to-go. Getting there.
One look at this vibrant food truck and customers will want to try it immediately. Located on NE 42nd, Fatsquatch PDX offers standout vegan snacks that mimic real meat. The Cheezy Grits are a must-try, and the Sauerkraut Potato Salad plays on the timeless picnic favorite. “Squatchified” customers will be back for more. Open Sunday to Thursday from 12 PM to 8 PM, Getting there.
The plant-based menu at Planted PDX, is based on international street food and the flavors set them apart. Lettuce wraps and Arepas arrive in ethnic style with Indonesian Tempe, Curried Chickpeas and Frijoles y Papas. Chinese Broccoli and Korean BBQ meld in the Mac and Curls. A Planted Box Special rotates monthly. Serving Tuesday through Sunday 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM. Getting there.
Daily Fuel has bragging rights to healthy meals that pack a punch with bold flavors. Voted among the “Top Five Food Trucks In Portland,” they lean into the seasonal comfort food category with Mac-and-Cheese, tempeh burgers, the Island Buddha Bowl, Jackfruit Tacos, and the 2-pound Beastly Nachos. Though Daily Fuel fans say those nachos weigh in closer to 3-lbs!
Don’t miss the plant-based, protein-packed super shakes that are absent chemicals and artificial sweeteners. Their cart is tucked in at the back of Hawthorne Asylum Food Cart Pod. Open starting at 12pm Thursday through Sunday. Closing time varies. Getting there.
Baby Blue Woodfired Pizza
Portland’s pizza scene was thriving in 2019 when Baby Blue Woodfired Pizza opened in 2019 with owner Odie O’Connor at the oven. The vegan friendly pies fill a void in the pizza industry. The 12″ Chiky Parm, Truffle Shuffle and Sausage & Mama Lil’s are the siren’s call. Ready for orders 4 PM to 8 PM, Thursdays through Sundays. Getting there.
Top image: Courtesy Planted PDX