Food truck events are great, but what about the rest of the time? Grab your wish list and check the schedules, because this is type of food truck craziness can happen ANY day of the year!
Let’s start with Thursday. Because it was REALLY delicious!
Our first time at Za a’Tar (SLU) and had to get their Spicy ‘Z’ falafel ($6) and some hummus and homemade pita chips ($2). They make their pitas fresh every day and you can tell – amazingly fresh and the falafel is the perfect amount of spicy goodness! Highly recommended.
We were going to cook dinner at home when the alert came through that Caravan Crepes (Chuck’s Hop Shop, Greenwood) had a limited supply of crab crepes. Who
can resist that? Delicate, fluffy and stuffed with fresh crab, lemon caper sauce, asparagus with lightly dressed mixed green side salad ($11). no diet busting here. Thank goodness.
Saturday is a serious food truck day. Goal: 4 trucks in 8 hours.
First stop (almost) stop – Falafel Salam at Han’s Foreign Cars in West Seattle. Even the truck experts can get things
backwards! They start NEXT weekend in West Seattle. You know we’ll be there.
We were headed towards Georgetown when a tweet came in that the Grilled Cheese Experience was in the ‘hood. Who can resist a perfectly crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside slab of grilled mac and cheese ($3). Teamed up with some warm tomato soup ($3) it was the perfect compliment to the chilly day.
Next truck, just one block down, is the always-there Hallava Falafel. You know we love the chickpeas, and crunchy falafel tucked into the soft pita topped creamy yogurt goodness and a tangy pickle was just the thing ($6.75).
Half way through the challenge and time for a little break. Since last Saturday was Washington Beer Open House, what better way to wile away the afternoon than a stop at Schooner Exact. And did we mention the roasted pig? Not a bad waste of a half hour!
And, continuing the beer theme, over to Emerald City Beer Labs for one of our favorites, the Xplosive mini scrambled egg bahn mi (called a grenade, $3). Fluffy egg and fresh veg, and a little hot sauce (our request) all wrapped into the most amazing crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside roll. We were also convenienced to try a scrambled egg taco ($3) that was the same wonderfulness in a corn tortilla. Another guilt-free food truck meal. Love them!
Unfortunately, this is where we came to the abrupt realization that our “short breaks” weren’t short enough. Over to Two Beers for a Where Ya At Matt dinner, but we missed them. Sold out just before we arrived. AHHH! Denied. Time to reset and head north. Our 4 truck goal is still in sight!
To our rescue was a truck we’ve never tried but have heard wonderful things about – Diablo Food Truckz at Hilliard’s Beer (Ballard). One thing we can say about Diablo, their food is completely unique! Our choice was the Triple Threat ($6). A crunchy baguette stuffed with yakisoba noodles, salad greens, teriyaki chicken and three different hot sauces. This delectable creation was a mixture of sweet, spicy and the comfort only this type of carb-fest can provide. Insane.
And as if Saturday wasn’t enough …
Seattle Biscuit Co. tweeted that their special was a Cajun biscuit. And they were at Chuck’s. ‘Nuf said. The Varner (daily special, $8) was loaded with extra spicy Uli’s Cajun sausage, a Smith Brother’s Farms fresh egg, Beecher’s cheese and, the best part of all, peach jalapeno jelly. With a side of cheese grits ($4). We have had many
fabulous biscuits from Seattle Biscuit Co., but the combination of sweet and spicy makes this at the top of the list.
And *that* was an incredible food truck weekend.