#sEATtle: Car Food

March 3, 2017

I like to eat. A lot. Food is bae. Therefore, I figured I would post reviews of the places I go to give you a little insight and maybe some ideas on where you might want to nom with your friends or special someones. Plus, it gives me an excuse to pig out on Seattle's best eats and not feel bad about it, because work!

Before we start, though, I want to make one thing perfectly clear, I am NOT a professional food nerd, nor do I want to be. I don't know the intricacies of French cooking. Heck, I don't even know how to spell "intricacies." It also means that if you ask me what the best burger is, I'll probably say Lil Woody's before I suggest any kind of "gourmet" burger, unless that gourmet burger has an egg on it. Then gourmet burger wins (any burger with an egg on it wins really.) Also, my idea of a fancy pizza is anything with more than two toppings. Basically what I'm getting at is consider these restaurant reviews for the common man/woman.

Got it? Good, let's roll!

Your car

Your driveway



Remember earlier this week when THIS HAPPENED?  I know right? The homies from Tacos el Tajin are geniuses! Anyway it got me to thinking, what are some of the best and worst foods to eat in the car?


Pro: Tacos are good anytime, anywhere. 

Con: Tacos are also probably the messiest food you can eat.  I end up with carne asada dripping down my shirt when I'm eating Tacos Chuki's at a table, eating it in a car would probably render my shirt a total loss. 


Pro:  The flour tortilla provides a perfect delivery vehicle for the delicious burrito innards. 

Con:  Let's be honest. Burritos are always overstuffed and its just a matter of time before the insides come spilling out all over the place. You want you car smelling like grilled chicken and guac for a week? Nah bro, gotta pass.


Pro:  Salty goodness that are easy to eat while keeping your eyes and hand on the wheel

Con: Its a well known fact that every car on the road today has at least one french fry (and 14 cents) sanddwiched between the seat and the center console. I'm not even making that up. ITS SCIENCE!


Pro: If you are a pizza eating pro, you've mastered the fold and fill method. Fold the pizza in half, fill your mouth with it. 

Con: The only problem with the fold and fill method is that when you fold the slice in half, it creates a river of grease, that for whatever reason (GRAVITY) pours out the back everytime you take a bite.  Seriously, there are few things on this planet more off putting than seeing a quart of grease pooling on your dinner plate while realizing that dripped off your food.


Pro:  Easy to eat with one hand. Delicious. Anything is 58% better when its frosted, which most Pop Tarts are. 

Con: There is a slight crumb issue, but for the most part Pop Tarts check all the boxes for a good car food!


Pro: A healthy snack that can be served in a cup that can fit nicely in your center console. 

Con: Potential dressing spillage. You need to use a fork. AND YOU DON'T MAKE FRIENDS WITH SALAD


Pro:  The cannister perfectly fits in the cup holder of your car. 

Con:  You know the saying, once you pop you can't stop.  Which means at some point you're going to get towards the bottom of the can and you're hand is going to get stuck in there. Good luck explaining to the cops that you were driving erratically because one of your hands was rendered useless because of sour cream and onion chips. 


Pro: Healthy, easy to eat. No garbage to worry about afterwards. Plus if you are eating a banana, you can throw the peel out the window in the name of Mario Kart. Take that you tailgating Tahoe! 

Con: A lot of fruits are round which means if you have to put them down there is a good chance they'll roll under your seat. Also, veggies without dip are gross and there's not really a good way to dip and drive (we've all seen the commercials). 


Pro:  the bread keeps the mess to a minimum, plus they're flat, which means if you have to put it down you don't have to worry about it rolling off the seat like a stupid piece of fruit!

Con:  There is a crumb issue and slight chance of a mayo drip scenario, but sandwiches are so good you should crush one before either become a real problem.