“I’m going to give you samples of everything, because how else are you going to really know what you want?” says the kindly woman who started this South African-influenced Indian cart last year after flying to the U.S. to be with her daughter. Hidden in an old gas-station lot with a dry cleaner and coffee kiosk near the busy corner of Northeast Fremont Street and Williams Avenue, Mum’s serves up equally generous portions of freshly prepared Indian-South African cuisine and the kind of motherly comfort that’s scarce in this drizzly city. Plus lots of vegan options.
BEST BITE: Spicy garlic pork and cabbage, $7.
CHEAPEST BITE: Curry pocket (large roll filled with meat curries or veggies), $3.75.