The growing tech and business sectors in downtown Bellevue means plenty of hungry workers eager for an affordable but tasty lunch. If you’re looking for quick, portable, and delicious cuisines, check out the food truck pod in downtown Bellevue at 626 106th Avenue Northeast. The pod switches it up with four or five different mobile restaurants every day, but if you can’t make it to the pod, you can likely find a food truck on one of the many corners throughout downtown Bellevue.
Snout and Co. offers a mix of Caribbean and Southern soul food. Cuban sandwiches
and picadillo (Cuban-style hash) mingle on the menu with South Carolina-style barbecue pork sandwiches and sides of collard greens and white beans and rice. Skillet, a longtime local favorite, is hard to miss—its distinct, shiny, classic Airstream exterior is like a beacon calling hungry patrons to enjoy its modern American food. Skillet’s menu changes often, but don’t miss standards like The Burger (grass-fed beef, arugula, bacon jam, and bleu and brie on brioche) and the poutine (a Canadian late-night delicacy made here with hand cut fries, gravy, cheddar, grana padano, and herbs).
Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max serves Hawaiian food, most notably its namesake poke, a sort of salad consisting of raw sashimi-grade fish, rice, seaweed, and seasonings. If raw fish isn’t for you, try the Aloha Chicken Bowl (your choice of yakitori chicken, garlic-fried chicken, or chicken katsu, served over rice with a side of Hawaiian mac salad) or the Shrimp Boat Sandwich (think a shrimp po’boy with a Hawaiian twist).
Other notable food trucks making stops at the downtown Bellevue pod include Bread and Circuses (gastropub fare), NaanSense (Indian), Off the Rez (Native American), Where Ya At, Matt? (Southern/Creole), Mesob at the Curb (Ethiopean), and more.
Written by – Ethan Chung, published in the 2017 Bellevue Visitor Guide
Photo Credits – Marcus Donner