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hot dogs

Rachel Kessler | Feb 12, 200101:47 PM

Hey Chowhounds:

I write about food for Seattle's alternative weekly, The Stranger, and I am on the prowl for food carts in this city. I know it is not exactly the time of year for dining in the out-of-doors, but still, our city seems to be restrictive to the point of near-extinction of the important institution of the mobile food cart. All this to say, I've had some trouble locating many food carts downtown, and I would appreciate any tips anybody has on food carts, especially ones in the more urban parts of Seattle. I'd also like to hear about any taco trucks (the only one I've found is in Sea-Tac), crepe carts, or anything beyond the usual hotdog cart (which I have absolute and undying love for). This website is rather thrilling with the opportunity it provides for chowhounds to unite, and I'd love to mention how it and its users helped make Seattle's hotdog carts more visible. The few hotdog cart folks I've talked to say its difficult to make a living and that they have trouble maintaining a loyal base of customers - it is up to us to fight to preserve what few options we do have of eats in the streets.


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