It’s a really good thing I do not live or work anywhere near downtown because this place would see way too much of me. Actually, I take that back. But I am getting ahead of myself and this review. If you are not already aware, you may feel like an extra in a time-lapse scene documenting the family feud going on between the two nearly identical Indian food carts found next to each other here. But who cares? Back to the food. I chose to try this one first just because it was the cart I saw first when I crossed the street. To begin with: the entire menu is 100% vegetarian / vegan. Indian food is very edible no matter what Indiana Jones movies would have you believe (simple, good veggie ingredients), so I reccomend getting the lunch special pretty much no matter what. $5 will completely stuff 2 people. No joke. Perhaps the best lunch deal not just in town but on the west coast. The food is not fancy-restaurant-spicy-perfection…but it is darn-tootin’ fist-pumpin’ roll-your-head-back and say “Oh god!” like you were covering Black Sabbath’s “Black Sabbath” magnum opus good. It’s that good considering you paid $2.50 to be full of pseudo-healthy good food. Now shut up and go try it. Warning: at least when I got the lunch special it came with a hot Chai which was fine, but hot food with a hot drink and no water may not be what you want… so order some type of cold drink or be a typical Portlander and have your metal water container filled up and ready to go.
Address: 804 SW 12th Ave at Yamhill