Seattle food trucks are not your father’s food trucks, the ones that served ice cream, hot dogs, or something at the county fair that was fried, attached to a stick, and was pretty much a challenge to anyone’s immune system. The food truck culture has been strong for a number of years in places like Los Angeles and New York. It is a more recent development in the food scene in communities like Portland, that has seen the number of carts, food trucks, increase by 40% over the past two years. Portland currently has approximately 600 registered food carts, serving over 60 different types of food, and are operating in nearly every neighborhood. Seattle has seen this as an even more recent development. Seattle is catching up quickly with over 100 trucks offering some amazing food choices. If you go to Met Magazine, scroll down on the page, you find eight different posts talking about food trucks which include lists of the “best of”.
I have found Yelp to be the tool of choice for me personally to locate the food category I prefer, in a location that accommodates me best, and of course reviews to read from fellow patrons that talk about portion size, quality, etc. Many of the trucks are very tech savvy and have a Facebook page where they post, as well as tweet their loyal followers using twitter with menu information and any location changes.
We can, with pride, say that Smithsonian.com has listed a Seattle food truck as one of the top 21 in the nation.