In December 2012, I went to visit the Fish Basket food truck at Chuck’s Hop Shop Greenwood. I remember being really excited since the truck was new and didn’t really have a Seattle route back then. I was surprised to see that Van and Amanda knew exactly who I was when I arrived. Since that day and every day I’ve visited since, Fish Basket’s food has been impeccable.
In December 2015, the hard working family behind Fish Basket opened a bricks location called Burien Fish House. On my first visit there, the place was packed with a steady stream of customers. I snagged a tour of the kitchen and had a lovely meal of my favorite dishes. This was before a number of news articles that I’m sure have made it even busier.
A few days ago, it was reported that the Fish Basket food truck has been sold to an undisclosed, well-respected chef.
The great thing about following food trucks is I get to see some owners move on to bigger and better things. Change is the hard part. I look forward to meeting the new owner of the truck and hope the quality, innovation, and reliability of the Fish Basket brand will be front and center. In the meantime, I know that Burien Fish House has amazing seafood that I love.