Port Townsend has a delicious and eclectic food scene. With close proximity to local farms and creative chefs, foragers, and artisans, we are very fortunate. One of my favorite ways to dine in town (and in general…) is via food trucks! Check out some of our favorite food trucks and places to find them below.
The Port Townsend Farmers Market is one of the best places to try a wide variety of delicious dishes from local vendors.
Whether it be a smoked salmon sandwich from the Cape Cleare Salmon Wagon, traditional soul food from Nadine’s Kitchen, authentic Spanish paella from the Paella House, vegan ice cream from Fiddlehead Creamery...there are numerous tasty choices!
The PT Farmers Market opened for the season this past Saturday and the market runs from 9am to 2pm through October. The market is a memorable Port Townsend experience and a great place to enjoy a bite for lunch!
Food Trucks at Finnriver
Finnriver Farm & Cidery serves delicious cider & food everyday of the week, but on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays the food trucks arrive!
Friday - Sunday, savor a delicious wood fired pizza (pictured above) from Dented Buoy Pizza or a sweet or savory crepe from La Crepe de la Quimper. On Sundays, delight fresh or grilled oysters on the half shell, Dungeness crab cakes, and cider steam clams until sold out! If you don’t make it on the weekend, Finnriver offers daily a local bratwurst or savory vegan field roast plate, baked cheese plate featuring Mt. Townsend Creamery, and a savory soup of the day.
Make sure to check the Finnriver food calendar in case of a change of plans in the schedule and often throughout the year they host a variety of pop-up events with local other local vendors!
Barbarian Brunch at Propolis Brewing
We love this pop-up between two local favorites, Barbarian Fine Cuisine and Propolis Brewing! On certain Sundays from now until October, stop by the downtown Port Townsend brewery for brunch featuring organic, locally sourced ingredients paired with a glass of Propolis ale. Upcoming dates are May 5th & 19th, June 16th, July 7th, August 4th & 18th, September 22nd, and October 6th.
You can also find Barbarian Fine Cuisine at the Port Townsend Farmers Market on Saturdays and taste Propolis beers on tap at their taproom Wednesday - Monday.
San Juan Taqueria Taco Truck
San Juan Taqueria’s Taco Truck is one of my favorite spots to grab a quick bite on the go! Their truck is located at the corner of San Juan Ave. and F St.
Their tasty Mexican food is some of my favorite in town, I love their burritos, tacos, and tostadas. Plus their menu caters to a variety of diets including gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Or, if you just can’t enjoy Mexican food without a margarita their restaurant is located about 10 minutes outside of downtown Port Townsend by car.
Nadine’s Soul Kitchen
Nadine’s Soul Kitchen serves delicious, traditional soul food from owner and chef Grace Love. Enjoy southern favorites like fried chicken sandwiches, mac & cheese, and collard greens. Nadine’s Kitchen has done pop-up events at Aldrich’s Market, Finnriver, and the Keg & I. If you are in town on May 17th you will not want to miss her dinner and show, where she will prepares a 3 course meal and then do a short set of music! Keep an eye on her Instagram and website for more info!
Written by: Kaitlin Chester