More and more cities are looking to emulate Portland’s bustling food cart economy. Vancouver BC city officials are launching a pilot project next month, with many saying Portland is the “model to emulate”.
In a June 12th article titled “A taste for global cuisine”, many carts were highlighted, including Nong’s Khao Man Gai, The People’s Pig, and the ever-popular Whiffie’s Fried Pies.
At the intersection of Alder and 10th streets, for instance, there are some 15 vendors serving an array of delectables from Southern pulled pork buns and German bratwurst to Mexican burritos, Korean bulgogi and Thaistyle Hainan chicken.
– Nong Poonsukwattana, the young owner of Nong’s Khao Man Gai, started her cart 18 months ago after working at Pok Pok, one of Portland’s acclaimed Thai restaurants. She has now become one of the most successful and renowned food cart vendors in the city, selling out her wonderful Thai-style Hainan chicken in a matter of hours. In fact, she’s become so successful that she is considering opening her own restaurant.
– Next to Nong’s, you’ll find BBQ Fusion, which has great Southernstyle pulled pork smothered with tart and sweet barbecue sauce. Pile that onto your bun, accompanied with a great side of coleslaw.
You can read the whole article here. The Vancouver Sun website sucks – links always seem to go bad, which is what happened here.