When I was young, the idea of eating food out of a truck was not even something people would have thought of. And if they did, it probably would have been with disgust. Thanks to creative and hard-working entrepreneurs, today food trucks give us some of the most tantalizing treats and mouth-watering morsels we can find anywhere. Even better, your dog is always welcome along for a meal on the go! So next time you’re hungry, check out one of these locally-owned small businesses that just happen to be run out of a vehicle. Here are some must-eat food trucks in Thurston County.

Olympia Pet Emergency logo 2018Akashic Food Trailer

728 4th Avenue E, Olympia

Akashic Food Trailer offers South Indian and American fare that some call the best they have had. Definitely try a curry if you like it, theirs is amazing! They also have grass-fed burgers and fresh salads. Check out the Akashic Food Trailer website for more information

Honeycuspe

Belgian waffles with whipped cream and caramel drizzle at  Honeycuspe
The Honeycuspe food truck specializes in sweet and savory Belgian waffles. Photo courtesy: Honeycuspe

2504 Pacific Avenue SE, Olympia

Honeycuspe is a sweet food truck that has taken Thurston County by storm. If you’ve been at an event that was lucky enough to have them, then you know what the fuss is about. They specialize in sweet and savory Belgian waffles that are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Those with a sweet tooth should try their Madeline. Savory lovers will want to try the classic, that includes fried chicken! Follow the Honeycuspe Facebook page for more information on upcoming menu items and event locations.

Nineveh Assyrian

Nineveh Assyrian falafel salad on table
Nineveh Assyrian brings you ancient flavors with modern favorites. Be sure to try their falafel salad! Photo courtesy: Nineveh Assyrian

728 4th Avenue E, Olympia

Named after the last ancient capital of the Assyrian Empire, Nineveh Assyrian brings you ancient flavors with modern favorites. They have plenty of options for those that are gluten free, vegan and vegetarian too. Get your favorite falafel paired with a side of sweet potato fries, because why not? Check out the Nineveh Assyrian website for their menu and upcoming event locations.

The Port Taco Truck

2770 Mottman Road SW, Tumwater

Looking for a place for taco Tuesday? The Port Taco Truck in Tumwater may be just the spot for you! They were voted Best of the South Sound for 2022 by South Sound Magazine. They have a pretty big menu with many meat choices, including those for vegans! Pair your choice with some homemade horchata or jamica. Check out The Port Taco Truck website for their menu and upcoming event locations.

Tacos California

soft tacos with meat and salsa on a plate
Tacos California has a fleet of taco trucks waiting to serve you up some delicious, authentic Mexican food. Photo courtesy: Tacos California

800 Sleater Kinney Road SE, Lacey

7619 Martin Way East, Lacey
7294 Martin Way East, Olympia
2728 4th Avenue East, Olympia
411 Harrison Avenue Northwest, Olympia

Tacos California has a fleet of taco trucks waiting to serve you up some delicious, authentic Mexican food, regardless of where you might be when hunger strikes. They have burritos, tacos, quesadillas, tortas, enchiladas, nachos and plates like the classic arroz con pollo. Their menu is expansive and the helpings large. Check out the Tacos California website for their menu and online ordering.

My Thai Food Truck

728 4th Avenue E, Olympia

My Thai Food Truck is great choice if you are hungry for, you guessed it, Thai food! They put their own spin on some of your favorite Thai dishes. Definitely try the Tahi Gai Yaang sliders with shredded grilled chicken if they are available, you won’t be disappointed. Follow the My Thai Food Truck Facebook page for information on menu items and upcoming event locations.

Lava Bowlz acai bowl with yogurt, bananas, blueberries and strawberries
Lava Bowlz have healthy and delicious acai bowls with fresh fruit, granolas, nut butters, and more. Photo courtesy: Lava Bowlz

Lava Bowlz

5500 Lacey Boulevard SE, Lacey (across from the Lacey Food Truck Depot)

If you are looking for healthy and delicious, try Lava Bowlz! They specialize in acai bowls and delicious espresso to fill your tummy and get you going to take on the rest of your day. Their bowls are full of fresh fruit, granolas, yogurts, nut butters, powdered supplements and more. Follow Lava Bowlz on Facebook to learn about their offerings and upcoming event locations.

Bastard Pies

Various Locations

Who doesn’t love pizza? Bastard Pies is a unique food truck serving up specialized pizza you won’t find anywhere else. They start with a traditional, hand-tossed Neapolitan-style crust and that’s where they go crazy. Try the Seas of Cheese with Parmigiano, gorgonzola, mozzarella, gruyere, rosemary, black pepper, radicchio, and balsamic, or the Walker Texas Ranger with sweet potato puree, smoked brisket, pickled cabbage, crispy garlic, and chimichurri. They also have seasonal pizza pies, so come here often, you never know what they are going to create next! Follow Bastard Pies on Facebook or their website to see the menu and upcoming locations.

Arepa Latin Street Food arepa dish
The Arepa Latin Street Food truck makes arepa, a Venezuelan dish made of an unleavened ground corn dough or cooked corn flour patty that is grilled, baked, boiled, fried or even steamed. Photo courtesy: Arepa Latin Street Food truck

Arepa Latin Street Food

728 4th Avenue E, Olympia

If you love Mexican flavors but want to try something different than your regular nachos, try the Arepa Latin Street Food truck. Their signature is the arepa, a Venezuelan dish made of an unleavened ground corn dough or cooked corn flour patty that is grilled, baked, boiled, fried or even steamed. Check out the Arepa Latin Street Food website for more information.

El Taco Amigo 3

1110 E Yelm Avenue Suite A, Yelm

El Taco Amigo 3 is a foot truck in Yelm serving up all your favorite Mexican dishes, from tacos and burritos to fajitas and quesadillas. They give you plenty of food to fill your belly, so come hungry! Guest favorites include the carnitas burritos and their tacos. Their meat is moist and tender, you won’t be disappointed. Check out the El Taco Amigo 3 website for more information.

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