Three years ago Ryan Reiter and Jerry Brooks came together for a mission and purpose: feed Seattle residents with as much tasty goodness as they could possibly manage. Starting in a small parking lot in Interbay, their first Seattle Street Food Festival succeeded spectacularly and now will be coming back for more.
This year the festival will be hitting Cal Anderson Park in Capitol Hill with thousands of people expected to attend. In 2013 the festival managed to attract nearly 90,000 people and this year it’s very possible that they will top that number.
From larger companies like Ben and Jerry’s to smaller vendors, there will be something for everyone at this year’s event. In the mood for Japanese? Try Beanfish, Tayokayi or Tokyo Dog. Want to satisfy your sweet tooth? How about stopping in to visit My Sweet Lil Cakes, Trophy Cupcakes or Full Tilt Ice Cream? Just need to rest with something cool to drink? There’s a beer garden for that. From Carribean to Greek to pizza, it will be impossible to visit this event and not leave absolutely stuffed with tasty and savory foods from all across the city.
Admission to the event is free but if you hate waiting in lines as much as I do you’ll want to check out the VIF (Very Important Foodie) passes. These special passes will cut your wait time down dramatically and are on sale now for as little as $20 to $30 each.
If you love food, head out this weekend and make your way towards Cal Anderson Park for what is sure to be one of the better events of the summer.