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Jul 6, 2011 02:11 PM

Food Truck Names?

We're arriving in Seattle tomorrow via the Clipper from Victoria BC. Our hotel is the Mayflower. We will not have a car but we were really hoping that we could check out some of' the food trucks Seattle is famous for. Can someone provide a few names and locations, that we could walk or take transit?

Any other not to be missed resto suggestions, within walking distance would greatly be appreciated too. So far we have heard about Serious Pie and Staple & Fancy. They sound worth checking out.

Oh and we don't do sushi! Other fish for sure!

Thanks chow friends!

Serious Pie
316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101

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  1. "some of' the food trucks Seattle is famous for"

    You're thinking of Portland, not Seattle.

    We have that metal pig truck, but you're really just buying a mediocre sandwich and paying to look at the truck. And that truck with the sorry imitation of Japadogs.

    1. My two favorites are Where Ya At Matt (New Orleans soul food-- the shrimp and grits are spicy and to die for) and, if taco trucks count, El Asadero on Rainier Ave.

      1. Where Ya At Matt and Marination Mobile are really the only 2 food trucks worth seeking out in Seattle. El Asadero (aka the taco bus) on Rainier is good too (there are plenty of taco trucks - some good, some otherwise in White Center, Burien, and other southern reaches but if I'm going that far, I'm going to Taqueria La Estacion.) The other food trucks in town (Kao Samai, Maximus Minimus, Street Donuts) are pretty much junk.

        For ice cream trucks, Parfait stomps all over Molly Moon's face, but again you're better off going to a permanent establishment (Husky Deli) for ice cream than either of those.

        Taqueria La Estacion
        14820 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien, WA 98166

        1. Seattle's limited food trucks are not really concentrated near downtown, and some of the highly regarded ones like Asadero are not especially easy to get to unless you're really motivated. I would instead concentrate on restaurants - among which Serious Pie and Staple & Fancy are two good ones (although Staple isn't downtown).

          Serious Pie
          316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101

          1. Whoops. I swore I saw a Food Network show called "Eat Street" that talked about Seattle food trucks. Sounds like I'm confused and now a little red. I ever glad I checked here, and didn't spend my day hunting down elusive food trucks that don't exist!

            We're really looking forward to seeing and eating Seattle! Thanks all!

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            1. re: TSAW

              If you are still interested, this is an interesting site:

              Skillet still makes appearances (but nicer to eat in their bricks and mortar spot), as does Street Treats. Still craving another Hallava Falafel.