Portland's Popular Vegan Food Truck Opens Restaurant!
Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ, a well-known and loved food truck based in Portland, Oregon, has officially opened the doors to its new storefront location!
Since it’s debut in 2009, Homegrown Smoker became a staple for delicious and unique plant-based food, including meatless pulled pork, ‘Philthy Nocheese Stake’, and tempeh ribs. However, due to the cart-style of the eatery, Homegrown Smoker, as well as its customers, were subject to Portland’s notoriously moody weather.
It seems that those days are over as they have officially moved into a brick-and-mortar location, on SW 16th and Jefferson, called Homegrown Smokehouse and Deli. What makes this news even better is that the building is the same one that Vtopa Cheese Shop, a vegan deli, is located in. Jeff Ridabock, Homegrown Smoker owner, had approached Imber Lingard and Mark Jordan of Vtopia about possibly leasing out the space. Ridabock stated:
“I admire their advocacy, and I really like their cheeses. I was thinking about sharing a warehouse space, but they wanted a [restaurant].”
The new venue will offer some new dishes that the truck simply did not have room for, and coupled with a fireplace, will keep customers satisfied and warm–no matter what the weather! In terms of future plans, Ridabock stated:
“We vegans, we know how to take over the world. So that’s what we’re going to do, one plate at a time.”
So take a stroll over to SW 16th and Jefferson, and check out two incredible vegan eateries and witness the vegan-takeover yourself!
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