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An order of two halibut tacos from Fish Basket could easily satisfy the appetite of a linebacker
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Seattle's Finest Fish Tacos, Sushi, and Oyster Po' Boys Are on Wheels

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An order of two halibut tacos from Fish Basket could easily satisfy the appetite of a linebacker
Friends are always asking me: "Where are the best seafood joints in the city to take out-of-towners?"

After recommending my favorite sushi joint in town, Sushi Kappo Tamura, and my Pike Place market pick where tourists and locals can co-exist peacefully, Matt's in the Market, the last few items to round out my list are food trucks.

Now, eating seafood out of a truck may seem as appealing as a Star Wars movie made by Disney, but these trucks are seriously cranking out some of the most stand-out cuisine sourced from water.

1) Taco Heaven: I know I am in for a treat when I follow a hoard of Asian dudes on Amazon's campus to Fish Basket, where the truck sets up shop on Mondays and Tuesdays in South Lake Union. These young strapping dudes are clearly regulars as they step up to the counter and triumphantly order without even looking at the menu. They order fish tacos all around. 8 buckaroos gets you two humongo panko-coated salmon soft tacos with a smoky chipotle ranch sauce, apple salsa, tartar slaw and a side of lime.

I typically don't like my salmon fried so for three more bucks, I upgrade to the halibut tacos. The halibut tacos started off as a special they recently converted to the regular menu after high demand and potentially my fan letters raving about the tacos. With similar sauce and fixins as their pink-fleshed brethren, the hearty chunks of pearly white halibut tacos are more satisfying than the 18 bucks I spent on a fish dish at a fine dining restaurant.

This dad-mom-daughter-aunt owned business is my new go-to fish spot in Seattle.

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2) Sushi: For those of you who finally got over the stigma of eating sushi out of a truck residing in a gas station, nice work. For the rest of you, you suck donkey balls. You are missing out on some of the most meticulously-crafted food in town as owner Tsering Lama whips out artistry such as the hamachi (yellowtail) rolls with a side of ginger molded in the shape of a flower.

For 25 bucks, you and your best eating buddy can enjoy a chef's choice menu that can include anything from tender broiled salmon collar to tuna nigiri. Garden Sushi will soon be reopening in their new Ballard digs on Barnes Ave NW and 17th Ave NW, just a few steps away from Swedish Hospital. 

3) Southern-style: Food truck veteran Where Ya At Matt is still cranking out the juiciest oyster po' boy sandwiches in town. At first glance, the dense sandwich seems wholeheartedly shareable, until you take a bite and greedily devour your sub as if you are participating in The Hunger Games.

Dig shellfish, but not oysters? The shrimp n' grits has got a kick that will clear your sinuses of any of the upper respiratory Spanish flu funk that has been spreading around the Emerald city.

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