Saturday, April 8, 2017

Food Truck Wars

"Taco Libre Showdown " will be held near the Fremont Sunday Market. (Mobile Food Rodeo)


The Taco Libre Taco Truck Showdown “is Seattle’s outrageously fun taco truck battle in Fremont at the Mobile Food Rodeo on Cinco De Mayo weekend” says Mobile Food Rodeo. “Tacopalloza is back!”

This year will mark the event’s 5th anniversary of the competition. Admission to this “taco smackdown” is free and features a beer and margarita garden, mariachi bands, live music and DJ’s. The booths will be spread out over two blocks along the Fremont Canal which incidentally is located near the Fremont Sunday Market. Coincidence? I think not.

While there isn’t an official list yet on who will be competing this year, last year saw over 40 food trucks with many of them planning on returning this year. Those trucks included: Anchorhead Coffee, All About Cookies, Shen Zen Tea, Lily’s Salvadorean Catering, Hapa Food Co., Caveman Eats, Fruit Chatter Box, Seattle Pops, Ray’s Food, The Lemongrass, Nosh, The Peoples Burger, Hot Revolution Donuts, Tummy Yummy Thai, Ezell’s Chicken, People of the Chubbs, Barriga Llena, Anchor End Pretzel Shoppe, Tornado Potato, My Sweet Lil’ Cakes, Los Agaves Mexican, Afghan Delicious, Mystery Bay Seafood, Falafel Salam, Lumpia World, Tokyo Dog, Street Donuts Co., Biscuit Box, Gai Box, A Bao Time, Kabob ‘n’ Kabob, On the Grind, Peasant Food Manifesto, Que Tacos, Seoul Kitchen, Maximus Minimus, Wet Buns, Tacos La Flaca, Chopstix, The Grilled Cheese Experience, Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max, Samurai Noodle Inc., Off the Rez, Buddha Bruddah, Mobile Mayan, Bread & Circuises, Athena’s Food Truck, Bomba Fusion, Delfino’s Chicago Style Pizza, Spicy Papaya, Stacks Burgers, Roll OK Please, Ben & Jerry’s, Beanfish, Woodshop BBQ, Express Mexican Grill and Hallava Falafel.

The Taco Libre Taco Truck Showdown will be set up at 180 N. Canal St. in Seattle and will be open from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2017. For more information, visit the Mobile Food Rodeo website.