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Fried Food Perfection from Fatsquatch @ Portland OR

fatsquatch vegan chicken tenders

It was a good call leaving Fatsquatch til the last moment of our Portland trip. The fried morsels we picked up at this all vegan food truck would be what got us through the following 24 hours of travel. As the name suggests; Fatsquatch is not really in the business of healthy food (although they do have some salads) and it’s ideal for those times when you need a hangover cure or you’re looking to add some extra padding and fill your energy stores before an arduous journey like ours. Sharing is the name of the game at Fatsquatch with a number of delicious side options and meal packs; so come with some mates.

First up was the deep fried chicken tenders; we hit the man up for two sauces; BBQ and honey mustard and he happily obliged. The honey mustard does not contain real honey but instead uses Bee Free Honee (as featured on Shark Tank) and made in-house.

These were flavours that had been sorely missed since the pre-vegan days. The chicken tenders seemed to be beyond meat coated in a nice batter. It worked well, although the tenders were not as large as other chicken tenders might be, the amount in the box made up for it (and we weren’t wanting for food at this joint anyway).

The second contestant entering the round was the Mozerella sticks. Deep fried, battered and crumbed sticks of deep fried house-made moz. This was seriously some of the most convincing vegan cheese we have ever tasted and with the complimentary marinara dip; it was like eating a fried pizza.

And finally for this fried food investigation we ordered the chicken drum sticks. These were remarkably similar to drumsticks we have had at other joints, with the sugar cane stick bone; so I think these were probably a store-bought product that’s fairly ubiquitous in a number of countries. They still hit the spot and would be a welcome addition to any Fatsquatch order.

Fatsquatch also has a number of large meal packs which consist of handfuls (very large handfuls) of their various fried foods for a reasonable price; including many items not listed here.

Fatsquatch is hidden in a very small food cart area with only one other truck at present, but its conveniently located in Belmont with a number of other vegan establishments nearby. It wasn’t busy when we visited; but if we lived in Portland this would be one of our very regular stops.



3423 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214, USA

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