Seattle’s largest outdoor food festival is back, and bigger than ever. Named “one of the top summer food destinations,” the Seattle Street Food Festival has a line-up of more than 75 food vendors all sprawled out over five city blocks. The foodie’s paradise promises pop-up shops, live experiences, and food trucks as far as the eye can see.
One attraction you definitely can’t miss? The Uber Eats lounge of course! Located in the heart of the festival, the lounge features family-friendly games, samples from local restaurants, an art mural for all those Insta-worthy moments, and even a live band.
If you can’t make it to the festival to try these restaurant partners, bookmark these options for the next time you’re in Seattle.
Nutty Squirrel Gelato
On a hot summer day, there’s nothing better than a scoop of cold and creamy Italian gelato. Swing by the Nutty Squirrel Gelato cart during the festival and try their custom flavors like Yerba Mate, Goat Cheese, and the signature Nutty Squirrel, which is made with caramel and chocolate flakes. Yes, please!
Meaning “full stomach” in Spanish, Barriga Llena is not for light eaters. The Mexican eatery specializes in tortas, or Mexican sandwiches, which are packed with a variety of mouthwatering meats and toppings. If you prefer something a bit lighter, order their authentic tacos.
At Cheese Wizards, cheese is not only magical, it’s an art form. Their grilled cheeses are named after popular fantasy characters like the Voldemortadella, a savory blend of mozzarella, cream cheese, and italian meats, or the Goblin King, made with swiss, red peppers, and chicken breast.
Can’t decide if you want Mexican or Korean? Why not both? Stop by Bomba Fusion, one of Seattle’s favorite fusion trucks serving up Mexican classics like tacos and burritos with a Korean twist. These tortilla wrapped creations are stuffed with traditional bibimbap fillings like spicy pork bulgogi, kimchi, and chili pepper paste.
If you’re looking for a fine dining experience out of a food truck, you need to stop by Kukree. This eatery is run by Indian chef Aarthi Sampath, who decided to open up her own business after working at a Michelin-star restaurant. Eaters can expect traditional Indian classics with a focus on fresh, wholesome ingredients and dishes that are inspired by foods worldwide.
The People’s Burger
As one of Seattle’s original food trucks, you can’t go wrong at The People’s Burger. Their craft burgers are grilled to order and made only with local grain-fed beef. Pair their hand-cut fries with their Grizzly burger, topped with caramelized onions, aged cheddar, and smothered with Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce. Or try any of their veggie burgers made with mushrooms, red onions, and their custom truck sauce drizzled on top.
Charlie’s Buns N’ Stuff
For another great burger spot, check out Charlie’s Buns N’ Stuff. Owner Veronica Weaver serves up a fresh take on American diner classic around Seattle. Try one of their cheesesteaks, served on a freshly baked hoagie roll and topped with provolone cheese that’s been melted to perfection. For a winning combination, pair with their sweet potato tater tots.
This Filipino hot-spot specializes in lumpia, the Filipino version of an egg roll, hence their name. Founded by husband and wife duo Derrick and Eleanor Ellis, this food truck offers up incredible flavors with dishes like their ginger pork and spam-island mac bowl, made with mac salad and topped with a secret sauce. These tasty lumpia are the perfect to-go snack and if you’re in a big group, they offer a 15 or 20 piece-lumpia bucket for everyone to share.
For a fresh and modern take on Mediterranean food, it doesn’t get better than Hallava Falafel. Their signature shawarma sandwich is packed with slow-roasted lamb and beef topped with a beet relish, cabbage mix, tzatziki sauce, and an Armenian pickle. Pair with their Double Dropped Fries which are double fried and covered in tzatziki sauce and hummus for dipping. Yum!
If you’re planning on ordering from the Crawfish King in Seattle, make sure you have napkins at the ready and a comfortable seat because you’re in for a ride. Their menu features an endless list of seafood like clams, mussels, and prawns that you can order in 1-pound increments. Add extras to your boil like corn or Louisiana spicy links, then choose your sauce and spice level. From garlic butter to their big easy house special sauce, Crawfish King never disappoints.
Enjoying from home? You can order from any of the mentioned restaurant partners on Uber Eats.