Seattle is home to over 150 different food trucks, four of which ranked on The Daily Meal’s 2013 list of Best Food Trucks in America. The food truck scene has evolved over the years, making dining from food trucks hip, fun and affordable. Here we highlight eight food trucks in Seattle that made the cut and continue to serve up great food.
1.) Secret Sausage – Hot dog stands make the best hotdogs (think baseball ballparks). And the hotdog is a classic food truck item. Seattle’s own Secret Sausage made the cut as one of the best food trucks in Seattle. They serve Seattle-style dogs, so it is the perfect place to visit if you are craving some local flavor. Secret Sausage serves up the Slawdog, which is a German frankfurter on a bolillo roll topped with a special Salvadorian slaw also made by Secret Sausage. For kids who aren’t keen on unique toppings (such as cream cheese) Secret Sausage also offers the Kids Dog, an old fashioned-type hotdog with nothing fancy on it. Best of all, all the ingredients are Seattle sourced. (serving Eastside and Seattle areas so check their schedule!)
Hours: Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m + some late night schedule additions!
Schedule & location: View their full schedule here.
2.) Los Chilangos – Mexican food is another staple in food truck cuisine, and Los Chilangos is the place to get it. They offer everything you’d get from an authentic Mexican restaurant including tortas, tacos, burritos and quesadillas, with your choice of chicken, pork, beef, chorizo or a delicious blend of chorizo and carne asada called chupa cabras. Additionally, Los Chilangos also has a breakfast menu served until 11 a.m and these are some of the best street tacos in town.
Hours: Monday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Location addresses: 1829 130th Ave NE, view their website.
1.) Marination – This food truck ranked on The Daily Meal’s list of “Best Food Trucks.” The ‘Big Blue’ mobile version of Marination came in at #16 on the list serving up their own version of tacos and sliders blending Hawaiian and Korean ingredients and mouthwatering marinations. Their dishes include spicy shredded pork, a version of Korean bulgogi, and even spam, the “unofficial national food of Hawaii.” Marination clearly gets fusion cuisine.
Hours: M-F, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Schedule & Addresses: View here.
2.) Where Ya At – Coming in at #9 on The Daily Meal’s list, Where Ya At posts up on Fridays delivering their irresistible spicy Cajun dishes to eager customers. Their menu features traditional New Orleans style cuisine that includes gumbo, jambalaya and po’ boys. The French bread for their po’ boys is made special for the truck by a local baker and is topped with fresh vegetables, house-made aioli, and a meat of your choice. For classic Cajun food, Where Ya At is where it’s at.
Hours: Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Schedule & Address: View here.
1.) Garden Sushi – Perhaps the zesty flavors of Creole cooking aren’t what you’re in the mood for, if so, opt for something a bit more cool and refreshing. For something different, look no further than Garden Sushi, Seattle’s first sushi truck. Located in Ballard, Garden Sushi offers a wide array of both nagiri and rolls. At Garden Sushi you’ll find classic sushi rolls like the California, Spicy Tuna and Caterpillar roll. For sushi on the go, Garden Sushi delivers.
Hours: Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.–9 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.–9 p.m.
Address: 54th St. and 17th Ave. NW, across from Swedish Hospital
2.) Cheese Wizards – Do you love classic fare? If so, then you’ll love Cheese Wizards which take the ordinary grilled cheese sandwich and bring it up a notch. Cheese Wizards doesn’t offer a huge menu, but what they lack in selection they make up for in taste with their fresh, unique ingredients. The Green Seer is a perfect example. Cheese Wizards have created fresh-tasting sandwich with melted Havarti cheese, tomatoes, basil and pesto aioli on French bread. Pair that with a cup of their tomato basil soup, and reminisce about your childhood.
Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Address: 907 NW Ballard Way, Trupanion Insurance
1.) I Love My GFF – Whether you’re gluten-free or just want a change of pace with a vegetarian meal, I Love My GFF is for the place to be for lunch on Sundays at the Broadway Farmer’s Market. Try their Sunshine Bowl with organic quinoa covered in their special Sunshine sauce (a blend of almonds, basil and lemon), beans, organic chicken and fresh-cut vegetables, all topped with feta cheese and pumpkin seeds. If you’re looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth after all those veggies, try their gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.
Hours: Sunday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Address: Broadway Farmers Market
2.) Slate Coffee – And finally, maybe you just want a solid, Seattle-worthy cup of coffee before you head to work. Slate Coffee provides some of the absolute best coffee in the city. With a variety of roasts that are served in season, you always get the best flavors possible. The coffee is good, the foam is perfection, and the airstream barista counter just screams trendy.
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Address: Madison and 14th