Early vegetarians were faced with the challenge of lassoing an apple off a tree or coaxing a corncob into a bear trap. Hunt a healthy harvest the easy way with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of vegetarian eats and drinks at Viva! Vegetarian Grill, located in downtown Eugene.
Voted the second-best food cart by Eugene Weekly the Viva! Vegetarian Grill food cart hunts down local and organic ingredients to satiate hungry herbivores with a 100% vegan menu. Viva! Vegetarian dishes out meatless versions of traditional American favorites, from the caramelized-onion-topped vegetarian foot-long hot dog ($5) to the hickory smoked barbecue, crafted with smoked-tofu deli slices and homemade sweet 'n' tangy organic barbecue sauce ($6). Other grilled-veggie delicacies includes the Polish Soysage ($5.50), the vegan Philly cheesesteak ($6), and the tempeh reuben ($6), which can be washed down with organic coffee ($1.50+) or clove-infused organic chai tea ($2.50). Eco-friendly Klingons and dandelion-loving Robocops alike can devour food knowing that all of Viva! Vegetarian Grill's eats are served in compostable containers.
- The [Fake Philly] sandwich was large and satisfying, hot, salty, and with enough fake meat and real veggies to make it a thing of lunch glory: a one-stop. – Good Food Eugene
- I've had the Viva! tempeh reuben a couple of times now & it's off the chain. Dave puts alot of sauer kraut [sic] on that mother & with the sauce, which is fantastic, the thing is damn perfect. – Sean A., Yelp
Viva! Vegetarian Grill
When Dave Wagenheim started selling tofu dogs in downtown Eugene in 2006, he had no idea his modest venture would blossom into Viva! Vegetarian Grill, a food cart honored as the city's third best by Eugene Weekly in 2012. From his corner on 12th Avenue and Willamette Street, as well as a café inside the Eugene Family YMCA, the team crafts a rotating selection of 100% vegan and vegetarian items. Those include Polish-style soysage, locally made organic tempeh tossed in a vegan hot-wing sauce, and an original vegan soft serve made from a cashew base, rather than just the ice part of ice cream.
Organic coffee from Wandering Goat Coffee Co., organic chai and rooibos teas, and a selection of organic juices complement each meatless feast. Along with the mainstay locations, the Viva! team feeds hungry herbivores at music and arts festivals throughout the Northwest.
1189 Willamette St.
Eugene, Oregon 97401Get Directions