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Apr 25, 2012 11:56 AM

And food trucks near the Convention Center?

I will be there for a convention in a few days and will be stuck during lunch hours. Is there anything close by where I could grab a quick bite?


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    1. re: LotusRapper

      Your best bet might be to hop on the SLUT (South Lake Union Trolley--oh, sure, the city insisted on renaming it the South Lake Union Streetcar when they finally noticed the acronym) and head over to the South Lake Union neighborhood. It's a short ride (15 minutes, end-to-end) and it will take you to an area where there's an ever-changing array of trucks. Use LotusRapper's link and select the South Lake Union neighborhood to see who's there each day, and their exact locations.

    2. The crepe stand on pike street just outside the convention center is actually pretty good, unlike everything else within a block, fwiw.

      1. About a 1/2 mile away on Howell is Market House Meats. They make a really good corned beef sandwich. The bread could be improved but the corned beef is worth the walk.

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        1. re: knowspicker

          Disagree. I'm usually not a hater, but it's unclear to me how people can keep claiming this as a good corned beef sandwich. I've been a couple of times and appreciate its old-school-nature and might go back again (just out of a sense of a supporting a long-time Seattle business) but their meat is dry and overly salty.

          1. re: GreenYoshi

            I guess all I remember from our visit (we never went back) was the bad bread and the HUGE MEAT. Though I do think I'd remember if the meat was bad, we never did go back.

            1. re: mrnelso

              Maybe a consistency problem.. I've only been for a sandwich one time and that time the meat was good. But I also grew up eating their corned beef at home so may be skewed by nostalgia.

              1. re: knowspicker

                I don't know... I've been three times over the past 5 years or so and each time the meat's been stringy (cut the wrong way), kind of dry (not helped by the "with-the-grain" cutting) and just not particularly tasty.

        2. Baguette Box, 1203 Pine - Quirky, tasty, fresh, fusion
          George's Sausage & Delicatessen 907 Madison - Crowded with 4 people. Grilled to order meat sandwiches, soups. German and Polish specialties. Reuben is gooey but fun and good.
          It's a sweet route, from the 4th floor N lobby exit into Freeway Park and quickly up the ramp/stairs at the main cataract, up to 9th Avenue and then 3 blocks south to Madison.
          Exit onto Pike street and a few blocks to 1124 Howell St is Markethouse Meats. Corned beef and nothing but. Sandwich the size of a lunchbucket.