Update: The owners have created a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for recouping losses from the break-in. The goal is $2,000, and they say people can help out in two ways:
We recently faced an unexpected challenge – our truck was burglarized. While we’re grateful that we can still serve you, the setback has left us with unexpected costs. But here’s the silver lining – you can help in two simple ways!
1. Swing by Nirvana Food Truck and treat yourself to some of our lovingly crafted dishes. Every purchase helps us recover, one slice at a time.
2. If you’re in a position to, consider making a small donation. No amount is too little, and every bit goes a long way in keeping our dream alive.Goody & Shokofeh
Original: Burglars targeted the Nirvana Food Truck at the Ballard Mini-Pod (5401 17th Ave NW) earlier this week.
The break-in caused $2,000 worth of damage. The thieves also took Nirvana’s tablets for ordering, kitchen knives, cookware, and other supplies.
Ballard resident and friend of the food truck owners, Matthias Bakken, told My Ballard that he fell in love with Nirvana’s wood-fired pizzas, gyros, and Philly cheesesteaks.
“[Goody and Shokofeh] are some of the kindest people you could ever meet and will feed people for free when they can and hire unhoused people to sweep the sidewalks or take care of the lawn, just to help,” Bakken said in an email.
Ballard Mini-Pod owner Jay Dotson told My Ballard that this is the second time the mini-pod has been broken into; the last time, someone pried off the hinges of their storage shed.
If you want to support Nirvana, they are open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Photo: Ballard Mini-Pod