30 FoodCarts in 30 Days

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Over the past month, I have had the pleasure of meeting a new friend, JohntheKiwi. Interestingly enough, he’s been friends with another buddy of mine for years and I am now just meeting him. Small world. John is also an avid food cart lover and at the beginning of June, he set out on a quest to try 30 unique foodcarts in 30 days.  As of Saturday, he’s been to 23, so I foresee success. I met up with John over beers and a meatball sub from Garden State to chat about his adventure.

JohntheKiwi (his Twitter handle) has some favorites that he has returned to a few times-  Whiffies and BrunchBox. He even attempted to break the Whiffies PieChamp record, but only got 6 pies plus some bites of a seventh down in that 1 hour. The first cart of the quest was No Fish Go Fish, a cart in downtown that serves up soup and little sandwiches shaped like fish. John’s strategy isn’t necessarily to grab whole meals everywhere and No Fish Go Fish offered up the ability to get just the little fish sandwich for $1.50. Eating at carts daily can get expensive. John uses Twitter as a resource for finding new carts, so if you know of one he should try, tweet him. One feat I haven’t even done is eating all of a day’s meals at carts. John did that. The farthest John has travelled for a cart was to Grilled Cheese Grill and Po’ Town Vittles during the lunch hour. From downtown on public transportation, those are quite a distance.

John’s most recent meal as of our conversation was a fresh taco from Kiko’s Taqueria in Sellwood. I can only assume he’s been somewhere else since.  Way to go John. Yet another example of how foodcarts can change your life.

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Comments

  1. daphne gilbertson says

    Po Town Vittles – Talapia is a very cheap fish to buy. It is along the same quality of Cat Fish. They are scavengers.

    In England – Fish and Chips – is Cod

    Good quality fish makes a good fish and chips. I would never eat talapia or cat fish.

  2. What an ignorant comment. Po Town Vittles isn’t claiming to be a proper British Chips wagon.

    Anyone who’s spent any time in the American South, and sometimes the Midwest for that matter knows that Catfish, not cod is the preferred fish for fried fish including the traditional accompaniment of french fries. In addition, I’ve encountered fried tilapia and “chips” in Louisiana on more than one occasion.

    Plus, a fish very similar to Tilapia is made in a similar manner in Vietnam and Thailand. And it is delicious.

    Finally, food cart food is meant to be cheap. Cod is an expensive fish. Catfish and Tilapia can be quite good. Who cares if they are “bottom feeders” So is lobster, crab and monkfish – are they cheap?

    The lesson. There’s more than one way to prepare fried fish
    and chips.

  3. Psyched to read more about your 30 carts in 30 days! It’s a great idea.

  4. I find this very exciting. Go John!

  5. HI come by and try my awesome dog at my awesome dog cart located at 4701 N. Lombard Portland Oregon, 97203. I have a good variety at $3.00 per dog including all of the toppings. I am open 11:oo to 3:00 Thursdays, Fridays and SAturdays. The exception is on Saturday the 18th of July. We will be at the St Johns Jazz Festival.

    Hope to see you.

    Thanks

  6. I AM SO EXCITED TO READ HIS SYNOPSIS–oops, sorry for yelling; I’m just so excited. Soon!

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