The Vegetarian Lunch Bowl that Rocked my World: The Whole Bowl, Portland

by torontogirlwest on May 25, 2011

Oh Bloggies:

If you’re amongst the fortunate, you will experience many moments that will rock your world in the best of ways.

Getting into the program of your dreams, your wedding day, or taking a fantastic vacation. But a vegan lunch bowl!??! That was never on my list of things that I thought would rock my world!

In fact, being the animal protein lover that I am, I assumed (wrongly) that a vegetarian or vegan lunch bowl couldn’t be filling.

Enter The Whole Bowl in Portland.


Housed amongst Portland’s rows of food carts, The Whole Bowl is about as hippy dippy and unassuming as they come.

In fact, the busy lunch spot only serves one dish – The Whole Bowl.

The meal seems deceptively simple and healthy, which is why I thought that it wouldn’t be anything to write home write on the blog about. Wrong again.


I can only describe The Whole Bowl as crackalicious – a term that I don’t use lightly. And by that I mean that it’s completely delicious and unexpectedly addicting.

In fact, I don’t  know if I was particularly starving that day or if I just love the taste but I was genuinely sad when my portion was over.

The brown rice, veggies, salsa, beans, and subtly spicy Tali sauce, made for an amazing combination.


If you every find yourself hungry in Portland during lunch, do yourself a favour and head on over to The Whole Bowl.

You can thank me later! Winking smile

Make sure to come back tomorrow for my home-made recreation of The Whole Bowl – down to the all important Tali sauce that ties it all together!!!!!!!


The Whole Bowl on Urbanspoon

Question: What is your favourite vegetarian or vegan meal? Or do you perhaps not care for  vegetarian food?

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty May 25, 2011 at 6:56 pm

YUM!!!!!!!!!! I like most veggie foods, I can’t think of anything that I haven’t enjoyed!! tHis looks really good though!!


Toronto Girl West May 25, 2011 at 8:34 pm

It was uber delicious!!!!!! :P
Toronto Girl West recently posted..The Vegetarian Lunch Bowl that Rocked my World- The Whole Bowl- Portland


Simply Life May 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm

oh my gosh, that does look amazing! what a fun place to try!
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Toronto Girl West May 26, 2011 at 8:18 pm

It was REALLY delicious!!!!!!! ;)
Toronto Girl West recently posted..The Vegetarian Lunch Bowl that Rocked my World- The Whole Bowl- Portland


Jocy November 23, 2011 at 7:06 pm

YUM. This bowl is that good. Two years later, while I’m living in Cambodia, I’m craving it and looking for a recipe online!


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