Food Carts: SE 28th & Division


Garden Monsters
The Colossal Cobb {237 cal (as stated from their menu)}
Romaine & Iceberg Lettuce, Roma Tomatoes, Black Olives, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Chopped Egg, Garlic Croutons (g)
(Size:Mini Monster)
Carnivore (Roasted Turkey and Smoked Ham {140 cal} w/ Avocado Ranch {179 cal})

Their mission statement was “raising the bar” for salads– Granted I only tried their cobb, but with all the ways this could have gone right… it didn’t even taste as good as the salads I make at home, and paid half the price for. Just saying. There wasn’t much dressing on the salad, which I appreciated but also couldn’t actually taste. Slight issue. A few measley olives and some turkey hiding in there. It was alright. Way overpriced.

Preparation took awhile… at least 15 minutes. I’m not sure why, that seems like quite awhile for the food cart circuit. The takoyaki itself… I think it could have been a lot better. The insides were so creamy and dare I say gushy, yet the tako had a lot of chew to it. Kind of an off texture profile in my opinion. Had these been busted out like real street food they might’ve… just might-have-been worth it.

Tandoor’s Saffron Indian Kitchen
Chicken Tikka Misala
Chicken Saffron Rice
Vegetables in coconut curry


Very nice service, simple menu, quick to plate, piping hot— Tasty everything. Also came with a few pieces of naan wrapped up on the side, lovely! I was craving Indian food, and this was a great offering at only $6.

The only place out of those three I would go back to…

Tandoor’s Saffron Indian Kitchen!!!!!
Best tasting food, large quantity (good for sharing/plate surfing), fair price and fast service.

WENT BACK: Try #2.



Aybla Grill
Hummus Plate $5
Not enough pita for the price. Homemade hummus, not bad–



Namu – Korean Hawaiian
Kalua pig, mac salad, and rice. $8
Was neither Korean or Hawaiian. Oddly, a heck of a lot of gravy, and the taste of it was too sweet. Rice a bit overdone… also sitting in a ton of gravy. Yep, I am a rice-nazi, sorry. Quantity to price ratio… I’ll take it. Mac salad, was not super traditional but probably the best tasting thing on the plate.


Malasadas. Definitely not a typical malasada, only legit in the fact it was a deep fried ball of dough. Cinnamon sugar though… Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. No.

Sooooooooo what would I order again?
Probably none of these, unless I was super desperate: maybe the Kalua pig!