Seattle is known for embracing fresh ideas. Our eclectic style and welcoming attitude toward all things offbeat makes us who we are! That said, it isn’t too surprising that Washington brides and grooms have begun straying from traditional catered meals and heading straight toward a great alternative. Seattle food trucks are popping up at wedding receptions as a fun and innovative way to fill bellies and fuel the party!
By design, food trucks can feed a lot of people in a little amount of time. The food is fresh, fun, and adds an element of excitement to the event. They can also be a more affordable alternative to a sit-down plated dinner. Be mindful of the weather and the number of guests. Long lines in cold (ie. rainy) or hot (does it get hot here?) weather could be less than thrilling. If you are having a large wedding, it might be best to opt for two trucks to decrease the demand and increase the satisfaction.
If the idea is sparking some intrigue, ask yourself: does a food truck fit the style of my wedding? Would the food be a good fit for the feel of the reception? If so, call it settled! But make sure to find trucks that have experience catering weddings. We all know that weddings are not just any event, and previous experience will aid them in creating the type of service that you will need. Seattle weddings are some of the best, and this would definitely be the talk of the evening…or daytime.
Here are a few links to Seattle food trucks for your search. It is definitely not an exhaustive list, as there are many options to choose from. However, this is a great place to start! Oh, and while we’re at, if you are looking for an experienced wedding photographer, here I am! There is something special about distinctive and quirky events, and nothing beats capturing those extraordinary moments on film.
www.seattlefoodtruck.com – This is your best bet for a one-stop shop. You can find pictures and information about any kind of food truck you could imagine operating in the Seattle area. You can read tweets, reviews, see menus, and even schedule through the site.
For a more specific search, check out these delicious options.
Los Chilangos This Eastside-based food truck is available for all types of events; serving fresh farmer’s market ingredients packed in to generations of family recipes. Want to try out the food before committing? Head on down to their location in Bellevue and try a bite!
El Camion While perusing your Facebook feed, check out this option. With over 200 online reviews, they are ranking in at 4.4 stars of authentic Mexican deliciousness! They are also very informative, posting several Seattle-based activities and upcoming events to keep your calendar as full as your stomach.
Dantes Inferno Dogs What is better than a food truck hot dog? Not much. Especially when a portion of the profits go directly to area Food Banks and the Boys & Girls Clubs! With over 13 years of experience, and 12 units roaming the area, this is a great option for both indoor and outdoor weddings.
Sam Choy’s Poke Bringing Hawaii to the people since 2013, this “God Father” of Poké offers a wide variety of island dishes, all customizable to fit your experience. With almost 5,000 followers on Twitter, it is at least worth a peek!
Sugar and Spoon – If you’d rather do something less traditional than a standard wedding cake and delight your guests with personalized dessert, rent Seattle’s favorite sweet treat truck. Sugar and Spoon serves up edible cookie dough goodness with all the fixings.
Cascadia Pizza Co – A real crowd pleaser from kids to adults alike, woodfired pizza is Cascadia’s specialty. And with local PNW named pizzas to choose from, Cascadia is great for a casual reception or a midnight snack.
Joanna Monger is a wedding and boudoir photographer located in Snohomish, WA serving the Greater Seattle area. Photography coverage including but not limited to Seattle, Snohomish, Bellevue, Everett, Woodinville, Monroe and surrounding areas.
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