Wolf & Bear's is a Jewish food cart
|Menu (as of September 2011)|
Wolf & Bear's is known for their Falafel ($6.50): a vegan meal consisting of hummus, caramelized, onion, roasted red peppers, grilled eggplant, freshly cooked falafel, and salad greens, topped with their house tahini sauce and encased in a pita.
According to Food Carts Portland, Wolf & Bear's makes their hummus and labneh (a Middle Eastern yogurt cheese) from scratch.
Being the adventurous type, I ordered the Sabich ($7), a traditional Iraqi-Jewish breakfast. Hummus, grilled eggplant, hard boiled eggs, diced onions, diced cucumbers, pickles, parsley, and salad greens are topped with their house tahini saice and amba (mango pickles), then and wrapped in a pita.
Wolf & Bear's offers skhug (or zhug), a Middle Eastern hot sauce, with your meal. Skhug is originally from Yemen, but also popular in Israel. It can be either a red sauce (skhug adom) or a green sauce (skhug yarok), depending on what types of peppers you use. Skhug is generally made with fresh peppers, coriander, garlic, and other spices.
|Sabich (Wolf & Bear's)|
|This is skhug (or zhug), a Middle Eastern hot sauce|
Overall, a fairly average experience, largely because the meal itself didn't really stand out with a "wow" factor. If I go back, I'm probably trying their falafel. Wolf & Bear's has reasonable prices, decent service, and a respectable product. 5.25/10