How to get a global 5-course meal at the Seattle street food fest

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It’s almost easier to list the food vendors that don’t offer global fare at tomorrow’s Seattle Street Food Festival, 5-11pm on Capitol Hill. With so many options, we’ve compiled a sampler 5-course meal using items from our favorite food trucks with flavors from around the world .

Warning: Eating the entire suggested menu may result in extreme satisfaction (and bloating). Sharing is encouraged, so eat at your own risk and pleasure. 

The Salads

Green Papaya Salad by Papa Bois via Facebook.
Green Papaya Salad by Papa Bois via Facebook.

Spicy Green Papaya Salad by Papa Bois – $3.25. Start the night off with shredded green papaya salad from the tropical-leaning food truck that just opened its doors this year.

Poke Salad Bowl by Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max – $8.50. If you haven’t tasted this Iron Chef competitor and Seattle celebrity chef’s menu, now’s your chance with this fresh spinach, cabbage, lettuce and arugula salad.

The Apps 

Bean Fish's Taiyaki or Japanese fish-shaped waffle. Photo via Facebook.
Bean Fish’s Taiyaki or Japanese fish-shaped waffles. Photo via Facebook.

Beef/Potato Dumplings by Pel Meni Dumpling Tzar –  $7. Ok, I know this one isn’t an appetizer per se, but these little morsels of goodness topped with cilantro, hot sauce and sour cream are too good to pass up and possibly too small for the main course. And with their Fremont location, Central Seattleites should take full advantage of this opportunity.

Polish Fish by Bean Fish – $5. Wait, it’s not what you think it is. Bean Fish serves up hot Japanese fish-shaped waffles filled with sweet and savory fillings. If you’re saving room for other dessert highlights, go for their beef cocktail wieners.

The Drinks

Ginger Chili Soda by Fez on Wheels – $2.50. While their food items are drool-worthy, Fez on Wheels makes the list for best drink offerings with sodas made to order. Check out their Saffron Rose Soda and Julab iced tea.

Lime Cilantro Jalapeno Soda by Soda Jerk Soda. A staple of the Ballard Farmer’s Market, Soda Jerk whips out fresh cold brews with organic, local ingredients.

The Mains

The Georgetown food truck staple, Hallava Falafel. Photo via Facebook.
The Georgetown food truck staple, Hallava Falafel. Photo via Facebook.

Falafel Sandwich by Hallava Falafel. This is on the top of my priority list as one of the keystone Seattle food trucks. With its main stomping ground in Georgetown, it may be worth making a bee line for this truck with one of its rare appearances in Central Seattle.

Mahi Mahi Tacos by Evolution Revolution – $4. What would a food truck round up be without tacos? These fish tacos are topped with a spicy lemongrass slaw and sour cream.

The Desserts

The mouth-watering hot beignets from Where Ya At Matt. Photo via Facebook.
The mouth-watering hot beignets from Where Ya At Matt. Photo via Facebook.

Hot Beignets by Where Ya At Matt – $4, $5 w/coffee. Theses hot French pastries are easily the star of the Louisiana-inspired menu. With three per order, this is one menu item that I cannot advising sharing with others.

Chocolate Almond Hazelnut Baklava by Bikelava. Pedaling along on a bike cart, Bikelava (you guessed it!) will be serving up fresh, traditional Greek baklava.

Durian Ice Cream by Pink’s Ice Cream. Prominently marked as “Extremely Pungent” this Thai-infused ice cream may be just the right kick in the pants when the food coma kicks in. Other flavors include more subdued coconut, black sesame and red bean.

And there you have it. Let us know what your favorite finds are!

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