Snout & Co. Food Truck Provides Plenty of Cuban Flavored Bang for Your Buck

By Dorothy Malcolm

As one of the few trucks that rotate in the Bellevue Barnes & Noble parking lot each week, Snout & Co. is a regular on Mondays. The Cuban-Southern truck provides a mouth-watering menu that features staples of pork, black beans, plantains & rice. Their spicy sauce additions include tomatillo-coconut, habanero honey, and ancho-ginger.

You’re sure to spot the shiny black truck from a distance, its bright red decal of a pig snout and knives crossed to resemble a skull and crossbones can’t be missed. Testing out their selection for an early lunch, we tried the Homemade Black Bean Burger ($8) and Cuban Bread Pudding ($4), a mix of rum, plantains, and fresh whipped cream.

The bean burger is a handmade combination of beets, water chestnuts, quinoa & black beans, cooked to form a delightfully crispy exterior and a creamy, spicy interior. It’s paired with fresh arugula, onion relish, and melted Havarti on a wheat bun.

The Cuban bread pudding is a refreshingly savory take on normally sickly-sweet and rich bread puddings. The sweeter custard bread pairs well with the gently cooked savory plantains and the dollop of whipped cream is light and fresh, though the inclusion of rum as stated on the menu was considerably lacking in taste.

Other options include the Seattle Cuban, a pressed sandwich with mojo pork, red onion relish and chimichurri mango sauce or the Cuban Bowl, with mojo pork, black beans, rice, plantains and smoked tomatillo-coconut sauce. This comes in a veggie option as well, replacing the pork with collard greens. Simple sides such as beans & rice, plantains in tomatillo-coconut sauce, and veggie or carne style collard greens can be ordered as well.

If you’re driving, the truck does validate parking, and to beat the line it’s best to get there before 12:30.

Snout & Co. can found in the Bellevue Barnes & Noble parking lot on 106th Ave NE on Mondays from 11-2. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter @SnoutandCo and check out their website on where to find them in Seattle the rest of the week!

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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