Seattle Kids Go Crazy for Street Food

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Posole, poutine, carnitas, oh my! Looking for ways to expand your kids’ taste buds on the cheap? Excited about exploring the city’s different neighborhoods?  Seattle’s recent street food growth spurt has cultivated fast, flavorful meals served in lively settings that welcome wee ones.

Housed in a roving Airstream trailer, Skillet Street Food dishes up kid-friendly modern classics like grass-fed beef burgers all dressed up with arugala and bacon jam. Or pick the poutine with hand-cut fries.

Kids can try carnitas and fish tacos with grilled veggies and homemade salsa at El Camion, Seattle’s most stylish series of taco trucks. Grown-ups come back for the mole and gorditas, but get there early–both these treats can sell out before 6.

Watch your little one mouth “w-o-w” at first sight of Maximus Minimus, a giant fabricated metal pig on wheels that opens for the season in April. Even picky eaters will try the sweet pork sandwiches, posole with Beecher’s Flagship cheese and slaw with cranberries, fennel bulb and mint.

Seattle’s beloved Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream opened a scoop shop on wheels last summer. Kids swoon over cones made with locally-sourced ingredients like chocolate from Fremont’s Theo Chocolate and lavender from Sequim. Even better? The truck can be reserved for birthday parties and other events.

Mobile truck Street Treats dishes up classic desserts with a twist. Think ginger lemon cookie sandwiches, salted brown butter krispy treats and homemade smores. And don’t forget Caffé Vita coffee for mom and dad.

—Sara Billups