The Rolling Stoves Gimme Sandwich

The Rolling Stoves

The Rolling Stoves


Location: N Killingsworth and Greeley
Hours: Tues-Sun, 11am-3pm + Wed-Sat, 5pm-8pm

The Story:

Everyone loves a good french dip sandwich. We have a few carts in town who do them, and now North Portland has Gimme Sandwich who focuses all their energy on the French Dip.

The Rolling Stoves Gimme Sandwich is kinda a long name. I’m not sure if the cart is just The Rolling Stoves or Gimme Sandwich. Either way, it tells you what they are going for – an homage to that venerable British band while telling you what they specialize in. When they opened earlier in the year, the cart sold only a french dip sandwich having perfected it prior to opening. According to many who I spoke with, this is one of the best French Dips they had ever had. Quite a bold statement, but when you hear it from foodies and non-foodies, it begins to hold weight.

French Dip from The Rolling Stoves

French Dip from The Rolling Stoves

While I enjoy a good French Dip, I’m not a dipper. I enjoyed plenty of homemade French Dip sandwiches as a kid and remember liking them, but after finishing, I had sauce and meat juice all over my face, arms, clothes and the dog. These days I just don’t like drippiness when eating something with my hands so I just got the sandwich without the sauce. Tri-tip is slow roasted and then thinly cut and served on a toasted french baguette with melted Swiss cheese, caramelized onions and horseradish mayo. The au jus is served on the side. This was a well thought out sandwich. While it is messy even without the au jus, the baguette is soft enough to bite through in order to keep everything together while you eat. Sometimes, the bread is too chewy and all the inside goodies shoot out the back of the sandwich. Not here. I loved the zing of the horseradish in the mayo and when mixed with the sweetness of the onions and the beef, it was an exceptional sandwich. Maybe I’ll need to rethink the whole dipping rule.

Gimme Sandwich has expanded their menu since opening, adding chicken salad, toasted cheese, ham and Swiss and a Mozzarella, tomato, basil sandwich. Venture up to North Station and give them a try and let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

Sample Menu:

  • Famous French Dip: roasted tri-tip with melted Swiss cheese, caramelized onions and horseradish mayo. Served on french baguette with au jus on the side – $6
  • Chicken Salad: herb roasted chicken, mayo, cranberries, celery and green onion. topped with melted Monterey Jack and Roma tomatoes – $6
  • Ham and Swiss: black forest ham topped with melted Swiss, honey Dijon with fresh pineapple on the side – $6
  • Mozzarella Tomato Basil: Mozzarella, ripe marinated Roma tomatoes, arugula and fresh basil on a french baguette – $6

Hours: Tues-Sun, 11am-3pm + Wed-Sat, 5pm-8pm
Phone: 310-486-4006
Facebook: Gimme Sandwich



  1. I want to try this cart (and bring friends with me) since I love a good french dip. The hours as posted really confuse me. Either that or my coffee just hasn’t woken me up yet to understand…. I tried calling the phone number posted and got a recorded outgoing message saying the number has been changed, disconnected, or is not working.

    Will the owners please clarify their hours and state a working phone number?

    Hours Tues – Sun: 11:00am – 5:00pm
    3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Food Carts Portland
    Hours: Tues-Sun, 11am-3pm + Wed-Sat, 5pm-8pm
    Phone: 310-486-4006

  2. dieselboi says:

    Mark, both their website and ours do state they are open at least on Tues-Sun, 11am- some time, so I would hope they are open at 11am. The hours I posted was a clarification from their Facebook wall this week listing their hours. Not sure about the phone number.

  3. Hi Dieselboi, I do appreciate all your hard work and this great site that you’ve created.

    Yes, I do see that they state they are open on both sites at 11am. However, mid-afternoon the two sites appear to be in conflict regarding their schedule of serving food. I am not going to take a risk of wasting time going there mid-afternoon with my friends not to have them open. The way I read it their hours can be interpreted a couple ways.

  4. pdxmomma says:

    Their chicken salad is pretty darn good too!

  5. Slaytanic Steve says:

    The French Dip is the best around.

  6. Nichole Petterson says:

    Hi there!! I want to appologize for any confusion regarding our open hours. Gimme Sandwich is open everyday from 12 until 3pm for lunch. We also open for dinner Wednesday-Saturday from 5-8.

  7. I have gone out of my way to visit Gimme Sandwich on three occasions and was not disappointed on any of those visits. You GOTTA HAVE the French Dip, but you can’t go wrong with any of the other items either. I personally like the Ham & Swiss. The Chicken Salad is great as well. Each time I’ve eaten there, I can tell Nichole puts a lot of love into her work. Good stuff. Good food. Good company.

  8. kelly aase says:

    Are you still open

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