more than just a burger


We (Jessy and Vinnie) started our food truck dreams in March of 2020 quite literally as the entire world was shutting down due to Covid. We come from a long line of entrepreneurs and lovers of food but we'd never set foot in a professional kitchen of any kind and, for some reason, we thought it was a great idea to open a food establishment!


We cobbled together every bit of savings we had to build our pride and joy or, as she's been lovingly named by a favorite little customer of ours, "Leaf." When we started Runaway Kitchen, the thought of it becoming such a deep-rooted passion never even crossed our minds (to be truthful with you, I don't even remember thinking anything other than "what did we just get ourselves into?"). The people we've met, sense of community we see each time we open the window, and 


While we think we make a darn good smashburger, we're always striving to top what we thought was our best burger. With the smash of every patty, we want nothing less than a perfect maillard, gooey melty cheese, and a bun that's butter-toasted a beautiful golden brown. I'd go as far as saying we're obsessed with every element from how crispy the fries are to the way our burgers are wrapped in deli paper.

We take pride in truly going above and beyond to make your experience with Runaway Kitchen special. Through scratch making our beloved Runaway Sauce, hand selecting every single piece of produce, and house-grinding fresh best chuck and brisket, our goal is to offer the best smashburger in the Northwest.

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