Another new food-truck pod in West Seattle starts Friday

(Rendering courtesy Stewart Chung)
First came the 35th/Graham spot where Marination Mobile has spent Saturdays for more than a year, occasionally with another truck joining in. Then, as of last Saturday, came the Highland Park Improvement Club parking lot, where Lumpia World and Curry Now are expected back this Saturday. And now, we’ve just received this word from Stewart Chung of the burger truck BUNS:

BUNS and other premier food trucks will start coming to W Seattle on a regular basis. We will be serving from the Uptown Espresso lot at the junction. While the scheduling is in progress, three food trucks: Fusion on the Run, Big Food Mobile, and Raney Brothers BBQ will be there on Fridays starting this coming Friday. BUNS will debut Saturday night 10/22.

Stewart says the way-beyond-expectations success of the October 2nd Mobile Chowdown in The Junction was an inspiration for this. Meantime, the new pod has a website, at Note that this will NOT be a conflict with the trucks that have been coming to West Seattle on Saturdays, under the schedule they’re envisioning now.

18 Replies to "Another new food-truck pod in West Seattle starts Friday"

  • Zoey October 12, 2011 (4:46 pm)


  • Jon S. October 12, 2011 (4:59 pm)

    This is wonderful news! I LOVE street foods and I am glad we are seeing more pods in our neighborhood.

  • JanS October 12, 2011 (5:47 pm)


  • Jenava October 12, 2011 (6:24 pm)

    I love food trucks, but it looks like they are planning to block half of the small lot plus part of the sidewalk? With all the empty Huling lots…?

  • Mack October 12, 2011 (7:49 pm)

    Good point Jenava. Why couldn’t these food trucks be parked in the vacant Charlestown Cafe parking?

  • Neighborly October 12, 2011 (8:15 pm)

    So they can promote getting out of your cars and walking!

  • shed22 October 12, 2011 (8:28 pm)

    yes. yes. yes. more. more. more. please.

  • I heart Delridge October 12, 2011 (8:41 pm)

    We welcome the food trucks to North Delridge. We sure could use more food sources in our little “food desert”!

  • Aman October 12, 2011 (11:29 pm)

    Cardiologist trucks can’t be far behind…….

  • Mtnpeak October 13, 2011 (8:52 am)

    Looking forward to trying these out. I personally find the location a lot more convenient than the Huling and Charleston alternatives that some commenters have proposed, since it’s so much closer to other shopping spots.

  • Austin October 13, 2011 (9:40 am)

    I’m super exicted that this pod is getting set up. I love being able to walk to good food. I know I’ll be supporting them so more trucks will come to our hood!

  • Eddie October 13, 2011 (10:23 am)

    Not crazy about taking up what few stalls exist in that lot already. Try parking in there on a “normal” saturday morning.

  • dawsonct October 13, 2011 (11:15 am)

    Sweet! I’ve been eying that corner for a while. Good to see others are as brilliant as myself.

    Too much of a fad now. I’m going to wait for the inevitable wave of failures and burn-outs and jump in on the second movement. It will be worth the wait, West Seattle.
    In the meantime, support your local small business people, people!

  • dawsonct October 13, 2011 (11:21 am)

    To those complaining, go ahead and start your own business first, but make sure you locate it in an unobtrusive place, where it won’t be visible and annoy anyone.
    Come back later and let us know how things are going.
    In my opinion, and I admittedly don’t know much about running a business, it seems like you would want to locate the business where your customers are. If my assumption is incorrect, would someone please set me straight so I can be a raging success WHEN I start my own business?

    • WSB October 13, 2011 (11:31 am)

      I do have one answer to why Uptown as opposed to other potential lots, from a subsequent exchange with Stewart @ BUNS. He knows the Uptown owner, made the suggestion, says the Uptown owner said “why not?” – TR

  • boy October 13, 2011 (10:05 pm)

    People are funny in away. The new fad is food trucks and condem the rich. I have eatin from food trucks and gotten some pretty bad food. But most of the work I do are for that 1% So far I prefer the 1%.

  • dawsonct October 14, 2011 (7:37 pm)

    So your name is really POOLboy?

  • dawsonct October 14, 2011 (7:38 pm)

    Street food isn’t a fad. Get out and experience the world and you’ll realize Seattle is just WAY behind the times.

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