Portland, Oregon -Ã‚Â Dalo’s Ethiopian Kitchen isn’t the first restaurant to branch out with a food cart — Shigezo, the Japanese restaurant, opened the excellent ramen cart,Ã‚Â Minizo, for example — but the North Portland restaurant gets points for nailing their simple, inexpensive cart concept right out of the gate.
There might not be a more satisfying $5 meal in Portland right now than the mixed vegan platter, with its red lentil and split pea stews, called wat, alongside gently sautÃƒÂ©ed spinach and rolls of injera flatbread as mildly sour as the dosas at Tiffin Asha.
It’s only a few months old, but fans have already discovered Dalo’s cart. On a recent sunny afternoon, the picnic tables at the brand-new Central Eastside cart pod were full of people eating wat and sambusas, the crisp, chewy Ethiopian-style samosas stuffed with lentils and onions, from Dalo’s white boxes.
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