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People always slap me high fives for knowing the latest and greatest on the Seattle food truck scene. I am flattered

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SeattleFoodTruck.com: Our Vehicular Food Oracle

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People always slap me high fives for knowing the latest and greatest on the Seattle food truck scene. I am flattered by their assumption of my diligence and work ethic, but between you, me, and the Internets, I get most of my intel from SeattleFoodTruck.com.

Married couple Lucretia and Mark Worster started their food truck website two years ago, after identifying a need for a central location where people could find the whereabouts of food trucks. After their inaugural food truck visit to Where Ya at Matt, they went home and bought the domain immediately.

As the single best source for the 411 on mobile trucks, they have helped build a thriving Seattle food truck community. Lucretia adds, "Tracking down food trucks in Seattle is a lot more challenging for food truck fans because Seattle trucks are on the go with as many as 4-5 different locations per week." Some of the trucks use Twitter to communicate schedule changes and new location listings, but that is only useful once you know the truck.

When the site first launched in 2011, there were only 30 trucks. Now there are over 100.

In addition to hooking up food truck connoisseurs with an inventory of truck stops by day, by cuisine, and by neighborhood, the Worster's website is a great resource for bringing the food truck owners together.

Interested in starting up your own truck? The site has a "For Trucks" section for prospective entrepreneurs that includes helpful tips on how to get started, how to score a place, guidance on branding and social media, and more.

When I ask about the breakdown of responsibilities on this two person operation, Lucretia tells me, "I am the content updater. He is the eater." Having worked at Alaska Air for 10 years as a UI designer, she designed and built the site herself. Mark's day gig is in the Seattle Center so he has easy access to the South Lake Union pods.

Their go-to trucks? The duo is an advocate for all trucks and wants to see them all succeed, but after twisting their arms to pick a favorite, Mark unhesitatingly proclaims, "I love Cheese Wizards. They take the sci-fi concept to a whole new level." Lucretia loves Snout & Co.

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Jalapeño Popper from Big Boys Filipino Food Truck (photo courtesy of SeattleFoodTruck.com)

In terms of new trucks, Lucretia is all over the Big Boys Filipino's 6 dollar humongo jalapeno popper chicken sandwich. Upcoming trucks they are stoked about: Roxy's Waffle Wagon and How Pickle Got Out Of A Jam.

The next time you want to seem uber-knowledgeable about the food truck scene or explore a new truck, check out SeattleFoodTruck.com.

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