Author: seabird

Check us out on Season 2 of The Great Food Truck Race on Food Network!

The rumors are true! The Seabirds Truck with team Nicole, Stephanie & Raya (pictured above left to right) were contestants on Season 2 of The Great Food Truck Race. Unfortunately, we cannot reveal the outcome (thats a HUGE fine) but we can tell you that it was awesome, stressful, hard as hell, crazy and exciting.


Once the show airs we will be able to talk more about it, so for now, sit tight and be sure to watch the premier on Aug 14th &  check out our promo clip. Personally, I think it’s hilarious that they chose our closing line in our clip to be half of a sentence, “We’re vegan and we can’t eat everything-.” (get out!) … Hmmm, next T-shirt slogan?


The Great Food Truck Race airs Sunday nights at 9pm ET on the Food Network! No cable? Watch on

<— That was our follow car. I think our car looked the best, but then again I might be biased.

Meet The Birds!

The Birds

Meet The Birds!

What is Jackfruit?

Not sure how many times I have answered this question. Our Jerk Jackfruit taco is definitely one of our more unique menu items. Quite simply, jackfruit is a very large asian fruit. Its a funny looking thing, huge, prickly and green and grows from a tree’s trunk instead of its branches because it’s so heavy. Quite honestly, I have never tried a ripe jackfruit, so I couldn’t tell you what that tastes like. But we use green jackfruit (not fully ripened) and it is almost tasteless, which makes it a blank canvas to create our own flavor.

Jackfruit- The largest tree fruit

The inside flesh of the jackfruit closely resembles a pineapple in structure, only it’s a light pink color with large seeds, and it’s pretty hard too. So we chop it all up and grill the heck out of it. Then we add a jerk rub and orange zest and some other secret ingredients. Most people say it closely resembling carnitas, and many people think they’re eating meat – which actually freaks out some vegetarians. But it’s a fruit, promise!

green jackfruit

So we serve the jackfruit in two corn tortillas with our truck-made salsa verde, chopped onion and cilantro. Its quite the nice burst of flavor in a little street taco. Oh, and we also have Potato-Jackfruit Taquitos. These are super good! Taquitos were definitely something I missed after turning veg so I went a little crazy on these for awhile and had to cut myself off. Now I indulge in one or two a week, topped with guacamole, lettuce, and green salsa…. yummm.

Our Jerk Jackfruit taco

man v. taco

There was a local man v. food challenge at irvine’s OC Printing today.  Christian was the daring soul who took on the challenge from a coworker to eat a dozen seabirds tacos in 12 minutes! Wow!

We happily served him six beer battered avocado tacos and six jackfruit tacos as his office watched and cheered him on….

Sweaty and a drunk off beer batter, christian took down the 12th taco with only a few seconds to spare… But dont think our street tacos didn’t put up a fight!  Check out this pic, post feast.  (note how his eyes are half closed and his tie is crooked).

Today man took on the seabirds taco, and today man wins!