Food trucks have become a beacon of killer cuisine and kept Seattle foodies on their toes, inspiring them to seek out the best of the best for over a decade. But many of these restaurants-on-wheels have stuck a fork in their roads to set up shop at brick-and-mortar locations, which makes the hunt a little less exciting, but all the better for sitting down with friends and family to enjoy their eats. From comfort food to regional delights, read on for a list of our favorite food trucks that have hit the bricks.
photo: Bo Saxbe
There’s nothing better and more comforting than a grilled cheese sandwich done right. And at Cheese Wizards, you’ll find a touch of magic in their menu. As with most food trucks—due to limited space—the selection is small, but the offerings are out of this world. With sandwiches like the Voldemortedella and the Goblin King, these crispy, cheesy combos deliver for meat lovers and vegetarians alike.
3204 15th Ave. W.
Hours: Tues., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
photo: Marie B. via Yelp
This location in the Greenwood neighborhood is the immobile home of the popular Now Make me a Sandwich food truck. Specializing in grilled sandwiches, the menu choices range from pulled pork in the Valhalla Pork to grilled ham and onions in the Ham’er of the Gods and a veggie option lovingly named the Buddha Call. The Greenwood location offers the same menu served every weekday from their mobile truck, including salads, soups, fries and drinks.
Psst… come hungry and plan on eating like the Gods from their menu.
8202 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, Wa 98103
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
photo: Kristina Moy
Skillet was one of the first food trucks to hit the streets of Seattle. Starting back in 2007 in their iconic vintage Airstream trailer, Skillet wooed porcine fans and out-of-the-box eaters with their innovative, chef-driven menu that featured their signature Bacon Jam. Today, Skillet has grown to four brick-and-mortar locations, has a thriving catering business and sells its jam across the US and Canada. And their menu has something for everyone, from burgers and sandwiches (you gotta try the Husky Wilbur), to salads like the Yellow Tomato & Artichoke and breakfast options like biscuits and gravy. Of course, you can’t go wrong with the Canadian classic and forever crowd-pleaser, Poutine and for dessert, the Skillet Cookie served hot in a mini cast iron skillet with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Psst…can’t make it to a cafe? Find their truck in a ‘hood nearest you.
2034 N.W. 56th St.
Ballard, Wa 98107
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Capitol Hill location
1400 E. Union St.
Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
2050 6th Ave.
Seattle, Wa 98121
Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Seattle Center Armory location
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, Wa 98109
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
photo: El Camión
Street food and Mexican fare go hand in hand, and El Camión is the epitome of south-of-the-border goodness. With fresh ingredients, handmade tamales and other authentic Mexican fare like torta, mulata, gorditas and posole—oh, the posole—deciding to dine in their Ballard location or at any one of their four food trucks locations is a no-brainer.
Psst…take a peak at their menu before you head out.
6416 15th Ave. N.W.
Seattle, Wa 98107
Hours: Sun.-Wed., 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Born out of the economic slump, this Korean-Hawaiian mashup of marin-awesomeness started serving up “smiles for miles” with their food truck back in 2009. Their “Everyday Aloha” of hit terra firma back in 2011 on Harvard Avenue, and has happily spread to three more spots in the Emerald City. With tasty eats like Kimchee Fried Rice, Kalua Pork and Spam Sliders and their irresistible Korean tacos, you’re bound to feel the Aloha in every bite.
Psst…view their menu online and don’t forget to save room for their yummy shave ice with Husky Deli coconut ice cream. And keep an eye on their Facebook page if you want to find their mobile truck in a ‘hood near you.
1412 Harvard Ave.
Seattle, Wa 98122
Hours: Mon-Sat: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-8 p.m.
Marination Ma Kai
1660 Harbor Ave. S.W.
Seattle, Wa 98126
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
3714 S. Hudson St.
Seattle, Wa 98118
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-midnight; Sat., 8 a.m.-midnight; Sun., 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Marination 6th & Virginia
2000 6th Ave.
Seattle, Wa 98121
Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.- p.m.
Do you have a favorite food truck? Tell us in the comments below!
— Kelly Doscher & Kristina Moy