We're proud of the many compliments we've received over the years. In addition to the praise noted below, check out all the positive reviews we've garnered on Yelp.
- "A secret lemon and garlic "Tali" sauce (named by creator Tali Ovadia) has been attracting accolades since the early 2000s."
guardian.co.uk, 2011 Read the full article
- "The best and most rewarding experience I have had thus far on my voyage into Portland street food has been The Whole Bowl."
Hot Off the Quill, 2007 Read the full article
- "My new favorite food cart, the Whole Bowl serves only one thing:
a big, hearty bowl of tasty hippie stuff."
The Portland Mercury, 2005 Read the full article
- Named "Best Lunch Cart" - "...Serves the best movable feast
in town - and that's according to veg heads and meat lovers alike."
Portland Monthly "The Best of the City," 2004 Read the full article
- "This tin shed serves up one thing (bowl of beans, rice topped with cheese, veggies, sour cream and the mysterious tali sauce) but they do it SO well. It's addictive I tell you! ADDICTIVE!"
The Portland Mercury Read the full article
- Voted "Best Lunch Cart in Portland"
Willamette Week 2003 Readers Poll
- "The 'bowl' is a comforting and healthful mix of brown rice, black and red beans, avocado, cilantro, olives, cheddar cheese, sour cream and cilantro. On the surface, that sounds like the inside of a burrito, but Tali's Special Sauce, a thick lemon garlic, ties all the disparate elements together and gives it an entirely different- and delicious- taste."
The Northwest Examiner Read the full article
- "It’s the hot fudge sundae of lunch."
Portland Tribune Read the full article
- "After experimenting for a summer,
owner Tali Ovadia perfected her 'Tali sauce' and
has been building local addictions in the Pearl ever since."
- "After 2 years on the wagon, Ovadia's special sauce has become The Whole Bowl's secret weapon. Even confirmed rice-haters adore the bowl, drenched as it is in the delicately spiced sauce- scientifically developed in Ovadia's test kitchens"
The Portland Lunch Times Read the full article