Viking Soul Food


Vanquishing mediocrity since 2010

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Viking Soul Food


Vanquishing mediocrity since 2010

Life has been tumultuous for us over the past few weeks and we have had to make some major decisions. Meg's dad has very suddenly been diagnosed with an extremely aggressive cancer called glioblastoma. This means the two of us will be needing a lot more free time than food cart ownership allows.

May 17, 2014, which also happens to be Norway's Constitution Day, will be Viking Soul Food's LAST day operating as a food cart. We will be open Wednesday-Sunday 12-8pm (or until we sell out) right up to that date.

We will continue to do catering events and special dinners throughout the summer, but we will be taking some time to hang out with our dad--whose Norwegian heritage was the inspiration behind VSF after all--while he battles brain cancer. We will also use our free time to figure out the NEXT phase of Viking Soul Food.

And one more thing: Gudrun (our trailer) IS for sale, so if you know anyone looking for a set up kitchen, in a cool trailer, in a killer location, send 'em our way.

 

Please check our Facebook page and Twitter feed to stay updated. 

 

 

 

What is lefse?

Delicious with both sweet and savory fillings, Norwegian potato lefse is a thin flatbread, rolled by hand and baked on a gridle.  The finished product looks similar to a tortilla, but has a lighter texture and toasted potato flavor.

 

 

 

The English language is not equipped to describe how much I love this cart.

 

 

 

 

Menu

From the classic butter and sugar lefse to a smoked salmon with dill creme fraiche and pickled shallots, we've got you covered.

Bulk lefse orders

Reserve your holiday lefse today!

 

 

 

Viking Soul Food is a shining example of why our beloved Portland food carts keep hitting the national news.

Our story


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Our story


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Megan grew up with Norwegian potato lefse, making it with her family every year at Christmas time, and eating it the traditional way: with butter and a generous sprinkling of sugar.

Years later, when Megan and Jeremy were first getting to know each other’s family traditions, Jeremy fell in love with this humble flatbread, and also saw its larger potential as a great street food. They quickly realized they had a unique and versatile concept on their hands.

In 2010 they purchased a 52 year old Streamline Duchess aluminum silver trailer, named her Gudrun (it means “she who knows the secrets of battle”), and opened Viking Soul Food. They decided to specialize in lefse and Scandinavian inspired dishes, taking a somewhat irreverent approach to tradition, while maintaining the utmost reverence for the ingredients they prepare.

Soul Food is a term commonly used to refer to African American food primarily from the Southeastern states, but for many “soul food” evokes something more: it is a food that is almost indescribably comforting, makes the most of often humble ingredients, and refuses to waste anything. It was while pondering those aspects of Soul Food that Megan and Jeremy stumbled upon the name “Viking Soul Food” for a place that specializes in Scandinavian inspired dishes that adhere to some of the very same principles that make American Soul Food so appealing and timeless.  

 

Team VSF


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Team VSF


Jeremy/Megan

Chefs/Owners

Megan enjoys bald heads, bad pizza, Christmas decorations and dogs with sophisticated names.

Jeremy enjoys redheads, RPGs, whitepaw and the occasional screening of Sylvester Stallone's masterpiece, Over The Top

Caitl

cat lady

Caitlin is our Spanish kitchen Ninja.  She believes cats to be intergalactic superbeings.

Augustusaurelious

Bro

When he's not fending off  hordes of ladies, August likes listening to barn rock while enjoying a quiet game of XCOM. Also, this

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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