Food trucks have long been a fixture of Pacific Northwest cuisine. From burritos to crepes to biscuits, these portable kitchens serve up delicious food all over the city, and many are dog-friendly to boot! But there’s one food truck outdoing them all. Seattle’s Barkery makes treats exclusively for dogs. and they sound amazing. For the first time, you might be jealous of your dog’s food (or maybe not the first time? We don’t judge).
The turquoise and red treatmobile is the first of its kind, according to owner Dawn Ford. Dawn works full time and her husband, Ben Ford, works part-time to help out. It’s taking off, too! The Barkery has made more revenue in the first months of 2016 than it did for all of 2015.
Dawn started off as a dog-walker, making goodies for clients on the side. When her clients started protesting regular food in favor of her treats, she knew she had something good. Dawn and Ben decided to take the plunge and turn baking doggy goods into a full blown enterprise. Their first move? The purchase of Buster, a 1968 Chevy Step Van they found on Craigslist. Buster “will pretty much go wherever the dogs are.”
So what exactly do Dawn and Ben sell that makes their treats so irresistible? Their most pupular treat is the Bacon Pupcake (can you handle the puns right now?), coming in at $2.50. They also have Mini Cheezy Donuts ($2 for four!), and a Doggie Ice Cream Sundae, which comes in an edible bowl and with bacon sprinkles at no extra cost.
Mini Cheezy Donuts are $2 for four.
Bonus? Ben and Dawn are committed to the quality of their treats, using 75% organic ingredients in all of them.
It doesn’t stop there. The husband and wife duo offer peanut butter and banana bones, peanut butter and pumpkin pretzels, beefy carrot stix, chicken feet, and Wagalongs, to name a few. The Wagalongs are a special treat; the Barkery entered and won a contest for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington, in partnership with Seattle Human Society, with their dog-friendly version of the popular Tagalong cookie.
If this all makes you feel like you’re missing out on the fun, don’t worry. The Barkery comes with a separate “Human Menu,” offering various hot beverages, a few of which are Barkery originals, and an assortment of pastries ranging from banana bread to a cup o’ donuts.
You can catch this food truck at Seattle’s indoor Dogwood Play Park, farmers’ markets, and in different neighborhoods that request it. You can view their complete schedule on their website.
All tips go to Old Dog Haven, a non-profit dedicated to finding homes for abandoned senior dogs.
If you decide to treat your four-legged bestie to some drool-worthy delights, don’t forget to leave a tip! All tips go to Old Dog Haven, a non-profit dedicated to finding homes for abandoned senior dogs. With over $2000 in tip jar donations in 10 months, Seattle Barkery’s treats make a lasting impression on your dog’s belly and Seattle’s larger dog-loving community.
Images via Seattle Barkery Facebook page.