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Where to find street food in Seattle

This is your guide to each Seattle neighborhood’s street food scene — from food trucks to corner stores.

A square in downtown is filled with yellow patio tables, seats, and umbrellas. People are sitting and enjoying food purchased from the nearby food trucks. The background has trees and skyscrapers surrounding the square.

Food truck pop-ups happen often throughout the spring and summer in Seattle.

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Cheap, quick, and delicious — those are just some of the qualities that make street food so desirable. Whether you’re on the hunt for the best burrito in town or your next go-to grub spot, here are some of the best (and most affordable) bites in Seattle.

Downtown/Belltown

Asean Streat Food Hall | 400 Pine St., Ste. 136
This Southeast Asian food mess serves up street dishes from food carts, including popular cuisine from Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia.

Doner Box | 2421 Second Ave.
Snack on German-style Turkish street food — the kebab meats steal the show in this shop’s wraps and sandwiches.

Capitol Hill/First Hill

Carmelo’s Tacos | 110 Summit Ave. E.
The freshly grilled tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and handmade churros make the perfect feast after working up an appetite during that afternoon stroll.

Pie Bar | 1361 E. Olive Way
You definitely deserve a sweet treat. Grab a late-night slice of its award-winning Desserted Island Crumble pie on the way home.

University District

Bollywood Street Food & Bar | 4738 University Way NE
This Indian fast food spot also sells shakes, cakes, and ice cream while Bollywood hits play on a screen inside.

Mark Thai Food Box | 1313 NE 43rd St.
Mark’s is a compact Thai food joint with counter-served, ready-to-order entrees, desserts, and teas.

Chinatown-International District

Saigon Streets | 507 S. Weller St.
Slurp on some pho from this quick-serve Vietnamese spot stationed in a food court stall.

Chung Chun Rice Hot Dog | 502 S. King St.
Crispy Korean hot dogs and a variety of toppings are this place’s specialty — the mochinuts are just icing on the cake.

A food court-style cafeteria features multiple tables and several food vendors with serving counters. Three large screens on the back wall display foods and menu options.

Desserts, drinks, and hot plates are available at the variety of vendors at Asean Streat Food Hall.

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Queen Anne/South Lake Union

Malena’s Taco Shop | 620 W. McGraw St.
This counter-serve stop has some seating, but we recommend taking your taco to go and meandering one of Queen Anne’s parks nearby.

The Bodega | 709 Westlake Ave. N.
You just discovered your one-stop shop for all your picnic needs — wines, snacks, ice cream, deli sandwiches, and more.

Waterfront

Ivar’s Fish Bar | 1001 Alaskan Way
Consider this Pier 54 fish bar your go-to for fish, chips, and chowder on the move — or grab a seat with water views close by.

The Frankfurter | 1101 Alaskan Way
The stand-alone stall at Pier 55 sells hot dogs, freshly squeezed lemonade, and a variety of cookies.

Green Lake

Mykonos Greek Grill | 310 NE 72nd St.
What’s better than a meal with a view? Grab your gyro and take a short walk to Green Lake’s eastern beach.

Bongos | 6501 Aurora Ave. N.
Caribbean and Cuban fare are on the menu at this laid-back restaurant just north of Woodland Park.

Ballard

Pink Bee Curry and Sandwiches | 2010 NW 56th St.
Choose from curry, rice platters, and beverages at this restaurant, which also shares a building with Spice Waala.

Sen Noodle Bar | 2307 NW Market St.
This Thai street food spot is a short walk from the 24th Avenue Public Dock with views of Salmon Bay.

The side of a patio suspends over the water with a view of the Olympic mountain range in the background. The sun sets behind the mountains, casting an orange hue on the horizon.

Waterfront street food vendors are the perfect spot for for a quick bite with a stunning view of the water and distant Olympic Mountains.

Photo by SEAtoday staff

Fremont/Wallingford

Kwanjai Thai Cuisine | 469 N. 36th St.
While you can order food for pick-up, you might want to stick around and eat on the patio of this restaurant inside a Craftsman-style home.

El Gran Taco | 1420 N. 45th St.
A diverse array of meat and vegetarian options are available at this food truck offering daily specials.

West Seattle

Falafel Salam | 4746 California Ave. SW
Chow on Middle Eastern cuisine that’s either made-to-order or prepped and ready for you in the grab-and-go fridge.

El Chapulin Oaxaqueno | 4518 Fauntleroy Way SW
The Tex-Mex food truck serves burritos, enchiladas, tortas, and more. You can also snag breakfast bites until 3 p.m.

Beacon Hill

Shark Bite Ceviches | 1660 S. Roberto Maestas Festival St.
Operated out of a pop-up stand, options include shrimp, octopus, halibut, or vegan ceviche.

Buddha Bruddah | 2201 Rainier Ave. S.
This counter-serve restaurant offers Asian-Hawaiian fusion dishes + baked goods and beer.

Georgetown

BOPBOX | 5633 Airport Way S.
Gut health and fresh ingredients are key to this Korean restaurant’s health-focused bibimbop, bentos, and rice bowls.

Harried & Hungry | 515 S. Michigan St.
This airy cafe serves made-to-order sandwiches, salads, soups, and pizzas.

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