2015 will, of course, end with a multitude of Best of lists. Most of the food truck lists are made by people who have probably never been to Seattle, and if they have, never eaten at any those trucks. We thought we’d share OUR list of favorites. And yes, we’ve been to these many times. We love them. You should too!
In no particular order …
Jemil’s Big Easy
It’s no secret we love Jemil, Candace, and the gang. They rock it every time. What makes this truck so special? Insanely great Cajun and rotating daily specials. If you happen to catch the savory beignets on the daily tweet you should drop everything you’re doing and RUN to the big yellow truck!
In two words: consistently delicious. Their menu is simple and so fresh! Our favorite is the GRENADE Banh Mi Slider with egg and Longanisa sausage, the tastiest you’ve ever had. There is magic in that pickled veg! And don’t miss out on their BOOM Vermicelli Bowl with lemongrass chicken, always refreshing!
Bread and Circuses
Everything they make goes great with beer, and who can argue a menu that lives up to that!? The Slammin’ Salmon Seattle Reuben – a pastrami-cured salmon sandwich which is to die for, not to mention the Jive Espresso Stout Brownie for dessert. And lucky you, they just opened a brick and mortar inside one of our favorite SoDo breweries, The Woods, Two Beers & Seattle Cider!
Those of us from the other side of the country are often reminiscent for the food from back home. For the other half of the SFT team, that craving is sub sandwiches. No one fills that void like Delicatessen Montanti. No prefab sandwiches here; just tell him what you love on it and he’ll make it. He’s also the only place in town to use Sabrett’s hot dogs – totally East coast!
About a year ago we did a series on “A Week at Chuck’s Hop Shop.” Caravan Crêpes was the one truck we sat down to that made us feel like we were having a real meal. Fresh, inventive flavors served up with a lightly dressed side salad. Her specials are always local and incredible. Just thinking about them makes me hungry …
Fish and chips. Like, the BEST English fish and chips, served up on newsprint with a side of bright green mushy peas. So light and crispy. Add to that his marrow bone special. And did we mention that he’s the ONLY food truck to offer a foie gras milkshake? This is not your typical street food.
One of the first trucks we ever went to in Seattle, and still the best (in our opinion) sweets truck around. Made from scratch — like REALLY from scratch — ice cream. We highly recommend getting it squished between two freshly baked cookies for the ultimate in indulgent food truck creations.
I Love My GFF
After your appetizer of cookies and ice cream, get yourself back on track with a big Sunshine Bowl from I Love My GFF. Even if you’re not gluten free, you can’t go wrong with one of these filling quinoa bowls. With toppings of your choice such as cheese, beans, pumpkin seeds, and peppers, you will leave with a full and healthy tummy!
And finally, a little Eastside love. The Box makes absolutely perfect Karaage Chicken. So sticky and good it’s worth driving all the way to their usual Redmond/Bellevue/Kirkland stops. And they do this amazing thing with salad — it’s so simple, but probably one of the best I’ve had from truck OR restaurant. You really do have to try it to believe it!
One of Seattle’s first food trucks and a Georgetown staple, Hallava Falafel food truck serves up some of the best falafel’s we’ve found in or out of a food truck! Made fresh daily and served with beet relish, spinach and cabbage mix, tzatziki, wild Armenian pickle, and a secret spice mix served in a warm pocketless pita! They even make their own hummus with garbanzo beans and REAL olive oil! A must try!
Snout & Co.
Lee Scott, owner and operator of Snout & Co has been serving up a delicious mix of cuban and southern cuisine for the last 4 years and consistently win awards year after year for their amazing pork centric dishes. One of their most popular dishes, the Cuban bowl, is a delicious garlic and citrus marinated pork over black beans and rice with plantains and their signature smoked tomatillo-coconut sauce! And make sure you grab a bottle to-go. You’ll thank us later!
So now, what are you waiting for?!? Time to #EatAtATruck!