Lonely Planet Writer

A food truck for pooches has finally arrived thanks to The Seattle Barkery

Seattle has decided to step up its food truck game and cater to the city’s pooches. The pet fanaticism in Seattle has led to there being more dogs than babies in the city’s streets. Street food provided by an ever-evolving food truck market has also transformed Seattle’s gastronomic culture.

Now one business is combining both phenomena to create a food truck that caters to dogs. The Seattle Barkery is a food truck that serves up delicious homemade treats to pooches.

Here at Zumiez HQ in Lynnwood until 2pm!

A photo posted by The Seattle Barkery (@theseattlebarkery) on Apr 5, 2016 at 11:47am PDT

The brains behind the operation is Dawn Ford, an ex-dog walker and bartender at one of Seattle’s dog-friendly bars, who began to cook treats for her customers.

She realised how important it was to people’s relationship with their pets to feed them the right thing, and set up the truck 10 months ago. It’s been a hit ever since, appearing close by other food trucks around office buildings, farmer’s markets, and dog-friendly parks.

“I think there is definitely a market for more things like that where human and canine activities are combined. You don’t want to always leave them at home or leave them in the car,” Ford told The New York Times.

Seattle Dog Barkery is one of a small handful of similar dog food trucks in the country, and it still baffles some people. Ford says people without dogs often come up and pick up treats with uncertainty, not knowing whether they’re for humans or not! But all the snack in fact are suitable to both.

Some of the popular choices include bacon ‘pupcakes’, mini cheesy doughnuts, pumpkin pretzels and peanut-butter banana cookies.