When this fast food joint was introduced, Portland had various plant-based fast food options, with almost no brand catering to vegan junk food. The owners saw an opportunity and seized it, providing vegans with saucy and cheesy fast food options for lunch or late-night binges.
Today, Vegan Junk Food combines the old-world charm of a 50s-inspired diner with an eclectic menu of conventional plant-based dishes. They serve the most savory plate of totchos, slathered with fiery southwestern chili, cheese, beans, and salsa. Their Kailua burger is another riotous affair of complimenting flavors, featuring glazed pineapple rings, crispy onions, and a rich teriyaki glaze.