- Elite '13
Want 2 meals for the price of one? Then Granny Boo's is for you! The ladies who run this place are so incredibly nice. They were really fun to chat with. I had the club sandwich and it was humongous! It was stacked with tons of meat and cheese, plus lettuce, tomatoes, mayo and bacon. Very tasty. I also had the fries, which were super fresh and hot. They will give you both ranch and ketchup if you ask nicely. I liked the flavor of the oil they used for the fries, doesn't seem like it would matter, but I've found it does. My friend had the reuben and sweet potato fries, which she said were good. We both had leftovers for the next day.
They let us sample their pulled pork, which was decent, but I grew up in Memphis, land of pulled pork, and it wasn't quite right to me.
If you want to revert to childhood, they have a slew of popsicles and ice cream treats. We opted to move on to a cart with shaved ice, but they were definitely getting all the kid business in the pod with the popsicles, smart move.
They have all kinds of sandwiches, real Italian sodas, fries, onion rings and more. It was $10 for a sandwich, fries and drink, which I thought was reasonable.
I don't know who Granny Boo is, but I like her food.
Granny Boo's Deli is located at the Cartlandia food pod in Portland, Oregon. Co-owners Shelley Richmond and Lori Billa serve various breakfast and lunch sandwiches, and they are happy to make any order at any time if it's available! After seeing Cartlandia's Facebook page updated with a new cart alert (Granny Boo's), I stopped by on a chilly, rainy day.
Several items to choose from, all sounding delicious. At breakfast, you can choose from several breakfast sandwich possibilities and assorted muffins. Lunch brings an array of lunch subs. Factor in all possible toppings/condiments, and I swore my panda head spun around like some freak sideshow act. So many delicious choices....
Eventually, I went for simple and awesome. Hot pastrami and Swiss, on a sub roll, with mustard and sauerkraut. A full sized sub roll, probably around a foot long, just packed with pastrami. A layer of melted Swiss stood between the bread and the meat. A healthy dousing of mustard and kraut later, I seriously wondered if the entire sandwich would fit inside my gut. $7.50? Good deal!
Warm, juicy pastrami and a soft roll. Win. The cheese had hardened, but only due to the chilly weather and me snapping a zillion photos. Crunchy, tangy kraut and mustard was all I needed. Sure, I could have asked for more toppings (lettuce, tomato, etc.), but I wanted the full-on meaty, kraut-y experience.
The presentation may have been messy, but it's all good. I would have sat there all day eating this, frozen my panda ass off, and still been happy. It just may be a fork-and-knife job for the namby-pamby. Me? If there were no one else present, I'm diving in with no hands. Actually, there were people around, and I still went all in on this bad boy. Is there really any other awesome way to go about this one?
This cart generally opens around 8 a.m. and goes into the evenings. Check this cart out!