All I wanted on my day off last week was lunch from a food truck. I’m easy to please. Unfortunately, the closest truck, Where Ya At Matt, was having truck problems and wouldn’t be in downtown Bellevue that day. I tried a quick Google search but nothing was within a comfortable walking distance, so I gave up and decided to just go on a walk hoping that my feet would guide me to some fun eatery I hadn’t tried yet.
My dreams came true when I’d just gotten past the shops on Main street when I saw in the distance not one but TWO food trucks parked on the corner of Main and Bellevue Way NE. Google you failed me! I had the selection between Saffron Spice Mediterranean Kitchen and Buns, a burger truck. I wasn’t in the mood for burgers, no offense to Buns because I love the name and the burgers looked delicious. I’ll have to go back this week.
Saffron Spice had a small menu but good selections. You could get a rice bowl with two toppings, including beef meatballs, spinach paneer, lamb kebabs, & chicken tikka massala, or a wrap from the assorted options.
I was really in the mood for lamb that day so I went with the rice bowl with lamb kebab and spinach paneer, with a side of naan of course. Carbs on carbs but who cares!! I got my food very quickly and headed over to the park to eat it.
The food wasn’t quite as traditionally Indian as I expected it to be from the menu. The spinach paneer was good but not great, the rice was plain white rice and wasn’t flavored with spices and the naan seemed pre-bought because it lacked the yummy grill marks and taste that I expected. The lamb however was delicious! It wasn’t exactly a kebab as I know them, more of large chunks of lamb meat flavored in spices and covered in a creamy tangy herb sauce. I made sure to savor it between bites of everything else. The whole box was served warm but not hot, so it got cold rather quickly.
I’d be interested in trying more of the food from Saffron Spice, maybe getting the rice bowl again with two different sides. It wasn’t overwhelmingly good, but the lamb has convinced me that maybe a second chance is in order.