THANKS TO EASING city restrictions—and, well, August —street carts are where Seattle’s eating right now. Get the day’s location on their websites or via Twitter; then bring cash. The taco bus is so 2008.
The big-deal new chef at the Hunt Club loves him some street food, which he’s doing up every Friday evening from 3 to 8pm out in the balmy Sorrento piazza. Look for little three-buck nibbles of things like carnitas tacos or baby brats. 900 Madison St, First Hill, 206-343-6156; hotelsorrento.com.
A tidy mobile grill keeps downtown Edmonds (and Tuesdays, Stevens Hospital) in pastas, salads, soups, and delish hot sandwiches like ham, Brie, and apple on French toast bread. hereandtheregrill.com.
Get your Spam on at this crossroads of Korea, Hawaii, Mexico, and various parking lots from West Seattle to Ballard—along with your fried egg–topped spicy kimchi fried rice, your kalua pork sliders, your kalbi beef tacos (yum!), and more. marinationmobile.com.
It’s the pig-shaped trailer at the corner of Second and Pike, in which the folks from Beecher’s Handmade Cheese do drippy pulled pork sandwiches, either savory and spicy (maximus) or tangy and sweet (mimimus). Call us maximalists. Napkins, please. maximus-minimus.com.
The granddaddy Airstream that started the gustatory reinvention of street eats, Skillet does fat brioche burgers with cambozola cheese and bacon jam, and a fine poutine—not to mention s’mores with ganache and salted caramel. Waits are long and worth it. Locations (visit website) include Mariners Games and South Lake Union. skilletstreetfood.com.
A laid-back splash of counterculture lights up the sidewalk at Eastlake and Lynn, Thursday through Saturday evenings, with nouveau tacos from lime-marinated octopus to pork belly–mint, with tamales and stews to boot. takotruk.com.