The food truck (or in this case trailer) scene is growing in the small town of Anacortes thanks to Vagabond. What are their creations? Think comfort. Think Southern. Think biscuits and waffles and deep fried chicken. Oh, and there’s gravy and wiscuits. Has your mouth started watering yet?
Foodie Friday: Vagabond in Anacortes
My husband went to Vagabond long before I did. His menu item of choice―the Yard Bird ($8)―which is a fried chicken breast, layered with Tillamook cheddar and gravy sandwiched by a trailer-made biscuit. He likes to add bacon, and there is also an option to add an egg.
On Wednesday, he ordered it again. I took a bite and could instantly see why he liked it so much. The fried chicken was moist and the breading very flavorful. With the bacon, it took on a smoky flavor, and gravy made it comfort foodie heaven.
I ordered the Cordon Wow ($9), which is Wednesday’s special. It comes with fried chicken, ham, swiss, stone ground mustard, all pressed inside a wiscuit. What’s a wiscuit? Biscuit dough in a waffle maker. The sandwich comes out sort of like a panini, as it’s pressed inside the waffle maker. The flavors were all there, and the stone ground mustard gave it a nice zest.
Both of these items I would order again. And, there are lots of other dishes I’d like to try like Kimchi-n-Brown Rice ($5), Uncle Chicken’s Fried Pork Ribs (4) ($8), and the Chicken & Waffle ($7).
Vagabond’s food trailer is located off of Q Ave. and a few blocks away from historic downtown Anacortes. With its bright colors and nearby marina location, it’s easy to spot. There is also plenty of parking as it is in Cap Santa Marina’s parking lot. If you do have trouble finding it, a good location marker beside Cap Sante Marina is Safeway. It’s kitty-corner from their parking lot, behind the Little Chicago buildings. Items are ordered at the food truck and can be enjoyed on-site at the picnic tables. If you’d rather be closer to the water, there are more picnic tables along the walkways and grassy areas that surround the marina, and Seafarer’s Park, which has a small beach with Mt. Baker views, is a short drive away.
Where: 611 R Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221
What: Lunch & Dinner
Hours: Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Want to Try: Kimchi-n-Brown Rice ($5), Uncle Chicken’s Fried Pork Ribs (4) ($8), Chicken & Waffle ($7)
Service: Meals are ordered and picked up at the food truck.