Reuben’s Brews adds a permanent food truck to their taproom

Reuben’s Brews has expanded to include food at their Ballard taproom.

They’re calling it Reuben’s Eats, which launched on Friday.

“We decided to open a brewery because we enjoyed creating and sharing our beers, and we loved pouring delight and bringing community together,” co-owner Adam Robbings said. “Reuben’s Eats is an opportunity to create new memories and deepen relationships, and it’s a chance to strengthen community, now both around the table and at the bar.”

Former food truck owner Kirsten Ohlendorf and Seattle restaurant scene veteran Mark Abrahamsen co-created the Reuben’s Eats menu, which includes a bratwurst made with Reuben’s Pilsner, a crispy fried chicken sandwich, a soft pretzel served with mustard and beer cheese, and doughnut holes with huckleberry compote and whipped crème fraîche.

“I’m an advocate for the Slow Food movement and for general mindfulness as it pertains to our interactions with food, from the field to the table,” Abrahamsen said.

“We’ve approached recipe development for our food the same way we’ve always approached our beers: unbound by constraints, with an unwavering focus on quality. And while our menu will evolve over time and periodically include specials, we’re especially excited to be a dependable option for great food, every day.”

Reuben’s Eats is operating out of a food truck parked at the Ballard tasting room at 5010 14th Ave NW.

The food truck is open for dinner service (4 – 8 p.m.) Monday through Friday, and serves lunch and dinner (11 a.m. – 8 p.m.) on Saturdays and Sundays. In the spring, they plan to serve lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Photos: Reuben’s Brews