Vicky Ramsey, a customer at the cart, recently became a vegan. “I was looking for a place downtown, there aren’t that many vegan options and I work a few blocks away,” she told me while waiting in line.
Breakfast tacos are served in soft corn tortillas with melted cheese and a fried egg with choice of sauce (Shack Sauce, rosemary steak sauce, vegan rosemary steak sauce, and homemade tomatillo sauce) and one topping (sausage, bacon, cheese, mushrooms, spinach, arugula or onion). The Shack Sauce is a combination of sour cream, cilantro, Sriracha and lime juice. The rosemary steak sauce is a cream-based herbal steak sauce. The vegan rosemary steak sauce is vinaigrette-based herbal steak sauce. Generously portioned cheese-y kids’ quesadillas come with the optional additions of avocado, meat (bacon or sausage), veggie (mushroom, onion or spinach) or egg. The coffee is from nearby Brewed Cafe and Pub.
You can take your food with you or hang out in Columbia Food Park, which was once the hub of C-Tran’s downtown transit mall. The park has a circular red brick structure to sit on and is open to the air, with some greenery. A mural will soon be painted on the white wall on one side of the park. It is a nice quiet place to devour a breakfast burrito, sip a cup of coffee and prepare for the day.
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If You Go
• What: Mack Shack in the Columbia Food Park.
• Where: 108 E. Seventh St., Vancouver.
• Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
• Information: 360-949-2455; www.facebook.com/mackshackmobile