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🌮 Tacos, pies, and more on the move
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. | Photo by SEAtoday staff
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 mess hall serves up street dishes from food carts, including popular cuisine from Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia.

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.

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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Photo by SEAtoday staff

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.

Chinatown-International District

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.

Queen Anne/South Lake Union

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.

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.

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Photo by SEAtoday staff

Waterfront

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

Ballard

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.

Fremont/Wallingford

Kwanjai Thai Cuisine | 469 N. 36th St.
Order food for pick-up or stick around and eat on the patio of this restaurant inside a Craftsman-style home.
 
 
Events
 
Monday, May 13
  • National Geographic Live: The Untold Story of Sharks | Monday, May 13 + Tuesday, May 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle | $25-$40 | Discover the works of pioneering women in shark science + the frontier of shark research and conservation.
Tuesday, May 14
  • PacSci Ignite Luncheon | Tuesday, May 14 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle | Donations requested | Three hundred regional businesses, philanthropies, and civic leaders will be in attendance for this annual fundraiser.
  • Embroider a Botanical Faux-Cyanotype | Tuesday, May 14 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Monster, 1716 NW Market St., Seattle | $60 | In this workshop, you’ll learn embroidery basics while crafting your next masterpiece.
  • Seattle Storm vs. Minnesota Lynx | Tuesday, May 14 | 7 p.m. | Climate Pledge Arena, 334 First Ave. N., Seattle | $25-$10 | It’s the first home game of the season — we sure hope a lynx’s coat is waterproof...
  • “New Girl” Trivia Night | Tuesday, May 14 | 8 p.m. | Clock-Out Lounge, 4864 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle | $7-$9 | Don’t worry, the rules of trivia are way easier to follow than “True American.”
  • ALOK | Tuesday, May 14 + Wednesday, May 15 | 8 p.m. | Neptune Theatre, 1303 NE 45th St., Seattle | $32.50-$62.50 | This American writer and performance artist centers their experiences with gender, femininity, and more in their stand-up specials.
Wednesday, May 15
  • Thee Sinseers + The Altons | Wednesday, May 15 | 7 p.m. | Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., Seattle | $25 | One of SoCal’s most popular groups from the soul music scene is bringing its songs to the Emerald City.
  • Author talk: Kimberly King Parsons with Chelsea Bieker | Wednesday, May 15 | 7-8 p.m. | Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave., Seattle | Free | The author of “We Were the Universe” is visiting from Portland to discuss the book’s themes of family, guilt, grief, and desire.
Thursday, May 16
  • Jonathan Butler | Thursday, May 16-Sunday, May 19 | Times vary | Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle | $39.50 | This singer-songwriter-musician born under the shadow of South Africa’s apartheid was the first non-white artist to be played on South African radio + make a guest appearance on TV.
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News Notes
 
Tech
  • Seattle startup OneCourt’s new device allows blind or low-vision sports fans a new game experience. The tabletop device syncs to a television or radio broadcast, tracking key movements and conveying them via vibrations under a user’s fingers. It just had its first in-venue pilot with the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. (GeekWire + Sports Business Journal)
Real Estate
  • Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Macdonald is getting settled in Redmond. He recently purchased a Novelty Hill home with two stories, ~9 acres, a pool, indoor spa, greenhouse, athletic court, and a barn + stables for $10 million. (Puget Sound Business Journal)
Development
  • A proposal for an eight-story apartment build for West Seattle surfaced last week. Seattle-based construction company Bode says it aims to establish 308 affordable living units on the vacant lot at 3257 Harbor Ave. SW. The company still has yet to close a purchase for the property. (Puget Sound Business Journal)
Civic
  • The National Telecommunications and Information Administration approved Washington’s proposal for the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) program. The approval means the state can request access to its allocation of $1.2 billion in BEAD funding + start implementing infrastructure for the “Internet for All” initiative. (My Northwest)
Biz
  • Longtime Ste. Michelle Wine Estates exec Jen Bell recently switched into leadership with family-owned wine company Avallé. Her new position as its next chief operating officer went into effect at the beginning of May. Bell’s departure from Ste. Michelle Wine comes after several other high-profile layoffs. (Puget Sound Business Journal)
Arts
  • A new grant program by SIFF Cinemas is providing $400,000 in funds for local filmmakers. The grants will be awarded to storytellers with projects rooted in moral courage, who take action in the face of risk or negative consequences. Applications are open and the recipients will be announced this summer.
Sports
  • Cal Raleigh crushed a grand slam in his fifth homer from the right side this year. Hear more about the Seattle Mariners’ recent Ws with local experts on Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
    Biz
    • Your ambition is infinite, but your time is not. Athena can help you scale yourself + your company by pairing you with an elite assistant and world-class delegation coaching. Bonus: SEAtoday readers can score a $1,500 credit — see how.*
    Try This
    • Prepare for an adventure-filled summer during Women’s Outdoor Connection on Sunday, May 19. During the tailgate party-like event for all ages, meet 20 of the coolest women’s outdoor groups involved in activities on land, rock, water, and snow. Pro tip: Use code SEA5 to save $5 when you purchase tix.*
     
     
    Traffic
     
    🚦 This new intersection has the green light
    A rendering shows the new protected intersection layout that includes five new concrete islands to direct traffic patterns.
    The new intersection design aims to keep bikers and pedestrians safer with concrete islands and updated traffic patterns. | Rendering via SDOT
    Seattle’s first protected intersection, located at Thomas Street and Dexter Avenue North, is now open to traffic as of Friday, May 10.

    The intention of the area’s new features is to help direct traffic in a way that better supports bikers and pedestrians.

    So, what’s new?
    • Corner islands — these concrete islands encourage drivers to turn at slower speeds + improve visibility of bikers and sidewalk users.
    • Traffic signals — these will direct people walking and biking on when to cross streets + alert drivers of crossings.
    • Separated bike paths — concrete curbs between bike and vehicle lanes reduce the likelihood and severity of crashes.
    • Simplified navigation — added signs and markings will better guide drivers on when to stop and turn.
    Other sections of Thomas Street between Fifth Avenue North and Dexter Avenue North will see further improvements, like a new pedestrian plaza + wider sidewalks, later this year.
     
    The Buy
     
    Apple pie made easy. We’re celebrating National Apple Pie Day by warming up some of this Apple Pie Jam from Adams Apple Co. with a little bit of ice cream.
     
     
    The Wrap
     
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