Another food truck adds West Seattle to its schedule: Charlie’s Buns

News tonight for mobile-food fans – Charlie’s Buns N’ Stuff is headed for West Seattle. Starting April 1st, according to co-owner Veronica, it’ll set up on the Alki Auto Repair lot five days a week. Veronica says it’s an offshoot of their original Charlie’s Dog House cart – named after Charlie the Yorkie (photo right). They serve “specialty hamburgers, grilled sandwiches, gourmet sausages, fries, and more,” Veronica says, with other items from a “rotating menu … introduced periodically.” Veronica’s co-owner Mignon works the “front of the house.” Veronica says she works early mornings as a driver for Metro, while Mignon is getting ready to go to nursing school, after being caught in the WaMu layoffs almost two years ago. Veronica had been a longtime independent-sales rep until deciding a year and a half ago that she wanted to start a hot-dog-cart business, which she says went so well that they decided to go for a full-fledged food truck this past February. (The burgers, she notes, are handmade from grass-fed beef.)

Veronica says they’ll be at Alki Auto’s lot (2504 Alki SW) 3 pm-7 pm Wednesdays-Fridays, 11:30 am-4 pm Saturdays and Sundays, during April and May, and will change their hours when summer arrives. They’re online here, on Facebook here, and on Twitter at @charliesbuns.

ADDED SUNDAY 3/20: Via Twitter tonight, Charlie’s Buns announced they’ll also be in West Seattle at Jiffy Lube east of The Junction, Mondays & Tuesdays from 4 pm-7 pm starting 3/28.

8 Replies to "Another food truck adds West Seattle to its schedule: Charlie's Buns"

  • ben March 18, 2011 (9:00 am)

    i’m waiting for a west seattle food truck to realize that a nighttime parking spot near beveridge place pub would be like printing money.

  • chewyanddelicious March 18, 2011 (10:18 am)

    I’m waiting for someone to make a pun about Charlie’s buns. But since nobody has, I guess I will just have to do it myself (sigh):

    Charlie’s has great buns. I love Charlie’s buns. Charlie’s buns are buntacular. And so many more…

    Welcome, Charlie’s!

  • MargL March 18, 2011 (10:19 am)

    Ben beat me to it – I was gonna say it’d be neat if something were parked further south, say near the Beveridge pub. If I’m in the Alki area for a burger I’d just go to Pepperdocks, my favorite beach-burger place.

  • dawsonct March 18, 2011 (10:48 am)

    My guess is that most of the disposable income in our community returns in the evening, therefore Ben’s suggestion makes a lot of sense. Sure, there are people who spend their days over here and need lunch options, but I would think most truck snacking would be in the evenings.
    Setting up next to a bar without a kitchen would be, as Ben said, like printing money.

  • Betty March 18, 2011 (12:57 pm)

    Well, I am glad to see the food truck come to West Seattle regardless of where they are. I have tried their burgers and sandwiches are they are delicious. They don’t use frozen burgers like other places do and their meat great flavor!

    Has far as Ben’s comment about parking closer to Beveridge, where exactly would you suggest? Food trucks from what I know can’t just park on the street and serve food. There is no parking lot available but the parking lot for Beveridge’s customers. I think there needs to be a little more research done about food trucks before you go complaining.

    Welcome Charlie’s, I can’t wait!!

  • dawsonct March 18, 2011 (3:52 pm)

    I think that was more a suggestion than a complaint.

  • mcc March 19, 2011 (10:45 pm)

    Yum, yum! If you haven’t tried Charlie’s, I recommend checking it out! The menu rotates so there’s always something new to try. I personally love the sausages…if you happen to visit when they’re on the menu, order one!

  • Silly Goose March 28, 2011 (3:39 pm)

    So excited to try some (as chewyanddelicious stated) buntacular truck food. Going to check it out in an hour. wooohooo

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