healthy food trucks

Delicious and Healthy Food Trucks in Seattle

Food trucks and comfort food—all butter-laden and deep-fried—seem to go hand-in-hand. It seems the most common street food in the U.S., Seattle included, are items like French fries, burgers, and enormous, messy sandwiches. There’s nothing really wrong with this (and some of Seattle’s best food trucks serve this type of cuisine), but where can you go when you’re looking for something a bit less calorie intense?

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The options for healthy food trucks are few, but they do exist. Here are some of our favorites.

healthy food trucks

I love my GFF

More of a food cart than a full-on truck, I love my GFF runs three roving restaurants throughout the city, with each one making a different stop every day of the week. With a tagline of “healthy food with street smarts,” this operation is serving meals with organic vegetables, organic and free-range chicken, and signature sauces, all of which is completely gluten-free and healthy. There are even options for vegans and vegetarians.

Outside the Box

Newcomer Outside the Box trucks its Paleo-focused meals around the city. Most of what you’ll find here is made with organic and locally-sourced ingredients, and meats are high-quality and pasture-raised. The menu is made up of dishes that include vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts. Outside the Box excludes grains, legumes, dairy, and refined sugar. While they concentrate mostly on catering, you can find them at events around the city; check their online calendar for the latest.

Patty Pan Grill

So it’s not technically a food truck, but it runs in the same vein of temporary, roving meal providers. The grill is ubiquitous at farmers markets around the city, hitting 15 in the peak season, including the ones in Ballard and on Capitol Hill. They’re famous for their excellent vegetarian quesadillas stuffed with farm-fresh produce, like chard, onions, squash, and more. You can also opt for meat-filled or vegetarian tamales, and there are great choices for kids too.

Have any other favorite healthy food trucks around Seattle? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

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Megan Hill

Megan Hill is a freelance food, outdoors, and travel writer living in Seattle. She writes for a wide variety of print and online publications, including Edible Seattle, Eater Seattle, and Northwest Travel & Life. You can read more from her at and follow her on Twitter @MeganHillWriter

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