New West Seattle food trucks: Lucky Devil, La Playita

Two more food trucks on the West Seattle scene:

LUCKY DEVIL DOUGHNUT CO. DEBUTS TOMORROW: This one makes its first West Seattle appearance tomorrow at the “pod” in the Uptown Espresso parking lot in The Junction, 8 am-2 pm. Lucky Devil is not just about doughnuts as you know them – the signature dish for this truck, according to the news release we received, is the malasada, a fried and sugar-dusted Portuguese creation that is wildly popular in Hawaii, where Lucky Devil’s owner/founder, chef Josh Goldman, lived for 10 years. According to the news release we received from Lucky Devil, they’ll sell you a malasada for a buck. They will also have rotating selections from the rest of their donut menu, which includes everything from a POG (orange-filled donut with guava and passion frosting, also Hawaii-inspired) to Babe the Blu Ox (maple bar with bacon) to the namesake Lucky Devil (chocolate cake dipped in ghost chili-chocolate glaze, with cherry-red drizzle). You can buy donuts in singles, half-dozen, or dozen. By the way, you can track the Uptown food-truck pod at (though we notice Lucky Devil’s not there yet – Hallava Falafel has been added for Thursdays, though!). Lucky Devil, meantime, is on Facebook, here.

NEW TACO TRUCK ON ALKI: You might already have spotted the La Playita truck at the beach, since it’s been there about a week:

La Playita is set up in the Alki Auto Repair lot. Jeff shared the photo (THANKS!) and reports that “the tacos are very good.” (No web or FB page for this truck that we can find.)

14 Replies to "New West Seattle food trucks: Lucky Devil, La Playita "

  • malasadas! May 7, 2012 (11:57 am)

    Going to check out their malasadas tomorrow morning. Could it be just like Leonard’s in Honolulu???!!! Can’t wait!

  • Coffee May 7, 2012 (12:32 pm)

    If they are like Leonard’s I am now going to have to hire a personal trainer AND stop eating everything else…..OMG I love those.

  • JanS May 7, 2012 (12:41 pm)


  • loveit May 7, 2012 (6:29 pm)

    Trying to give up sugar but this might break me: chocolate cake dipped in ghost chili-chocolate glaze, with cherry-red drizzle


  • 1more May 7, 2012 (6:32 pm)

    just fyi the Lucky Devil link goes to a godaddy site.

    • WSB May 7, 2012 (7:05 pm)

      I flagged them to that earlier and they are working on it.

  • i heart mulitas May 7, 2012 (7:22 pm)

    walked by La Playita on this wonderful low tide sunny afternoon. they didn’t have mulitas on their menu. maybe i’m just picky but the taco truck draw for me is mulitas, I never see mulitas anywhere except for taco trucks. it might be physically impossible for me to go to a taco truck and not get a mulita.

  • boy May 8, 2012 (9:56 am)

    I hate to burst everyones bubble but there is know one who can make a malasada like leonards. Leonards is the icon of malasada.

  • Zach May 8, 2012 (4:28 pm)

    Tastee Portuguese treats from outside Hawaii?Unpossible!

  • Lisa May 9, 2012 (1:12 pm)

    Where is Leonards? Tell us more!

    I’m always in search of another place to eat!

    Though I agree w/ Jeff – the Playita taco truck is a great addition to the neighborhood’s food choices!

  • May 10, 2012 (5:51 pm)

    Just a heads up that Lucky Devil Doughnut Co. is not parking at Uptown anymore. There was some miscommunication between Lucky Devil and the company managing the lot. From our understanding, after this weekend no trucks will be parking at Uptown before 5 pm. This includes Contigo and (we believe) Skillet on the weekends.

    We would LOVE to help the trucks stay in West Seattle. If you know of a business that would welcome trucks during the daytime/lunch hours (especially weekends), please drop us a note. All they need is a little space and a restroom agreement. Email at and we’ll put you in touch with the right people.


  • Morgan May 11, 2012 (9:15 pm)

    The Tacos on La Playita are soo good great workers too. And the Burritos yumm!

  • YumYum May 15, 2012 (1:08 pm)

    Other than the Top Pot case at QFC, just WHERE are we in West Seattle supposed to get good doughnuts? And, malasadas…swoon!

    I was there when Lucky Devil was 86’d from Uptown’s lot. So sad. I thought the doughnut and coffee combo was brilliant and have never had trouble parking in the tiny lot.

    I hope Lucky Devil will be kind enough to come back to WS. And, I’m sure there are compatible businesses who would welcome them with open arms.

    I mean, who among us wouldn’t LOVE a bag of fresh glazed doughnut or sublime malasadas to take into the office? And the parking lot adjacent to Pharmaca isn’t doing all that much during the morning commuting hours. Seems like a solution made in sweet, fried heaven.

  • cj May 15, 2012 (8:50 pm)

    Facebook being the way they are blocked the Lucky Devil page with a sign in that will revive my deleted page, so no I cant read it. I wish I could read what happened somewhere.

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