Vivacious - Molly's Vibrant Eats
You'll find her at 1330 McGilchrist St S.E. Salem, OR 97302 (next to Freshmart) from Monday through Thursday. I paid her a visit with some lunch pals from where I work downtown this week.
If you aren't familiar with her wares, check out the menu at http://vivaciouseats.com/Menu.html and catch her at the Saturday Market day after tomorrow! At her food cart, you'll have a choice from cold lettuce wraps, hot lettuce wraps, shrimp and green onion pancakes, Korean tacos (beef bulgogi or spicy pork) or a weekly lunch special. Most of her offerings are $7-8.
All of Molly's offerings are full of flavor, without being overbearing or heavy. It tastes great, and FEELS like good, vibrant fuel for your day.
I went with the Sandwich special of the week, an Italian sub with chips for only $5. Simple, fresh, light and cheap. That fit my bill perfectly. A nice mix of Italian meats on a seeded sub bun was piled with fresh fixings (lettuce, red onion, peperoncinis, Italian dressing) and while it was a mess to eat, it was good to the last bite... which was a mix of fixings scooped up with a fork.
Support local micro-eateries! It's a take away option, though, as the area has no seating. And with Freshmart closing, I'm not sure if she'll change location -- watch her web site for updates.