About Orca EatS
Orca Eats is a seasonal food truck serving mouth-watering, locally sourced food on Vashon Island, Washington April through October. The truck boasts a small and mighty menu that changes every week: entrées, desserts, and beverages truck-made from local ingredients. We strive to offer something for everyone from omnivores to plant-based to gluten-free.
We are committed to the environment and the Vashon community, sourcing, hiring, serving and giving back to the Island. We use only biodegradable, plant-based plates and utensils: wood forks and spoons, palm and cane fiber plates and cups — zero single-use plastic! Extra food is donated to the Vashon Food Bank, and our minimal food scraps are taken to local farm animals.
With its minimal graphics and black exterior, a silky-smooth onboard generator, stainless steel kitchen, and large service window, the Orca Eats food truck is surprisingly elegant and inconspicuous. Much is a mystery about our wonderful truck. A Texas native, the vehicle started life in 1989 likely as a delivery truck and spent its most recent life as a red taco and burger truck. Now the truck dishes out delicious, local Orca Eats food and enjoys Island Life!
Born and raised in Menlo Park, California in a very pre-Silicon Valley era, Emily Wigley grew up loving to learn, cook, eat, and share. She cooked in restaurants as a kid and has carried on her love of food ever since. Emily moved to Seattle in 1982, and in 1992 came to Vashon Island with her husband and two kids.
Emily’s superpowers are Optimism and Hospitality; she loves encouraging everyone to cook and share, and the flexibility of mobile food has fit perfectly with her visions of cuisine and community. Emily opened Orca Eats with a splash the summer of 2016. She adores the nimble nature of her food truck business, both literally and figuratively.