THE HATCHET'S 2015 BEST OF NORTHWEST

Captain Cookie

BEST FOOD TRUCK

Location: H Street between 21st and 22nd streets

Runners up: CapMac, Tasty Kabob

 

You meant to eat healthy today – really, you did. But the bright blue food truck outside J Street caught your eye after your 2:20 p.m. class ended, and any thoughts about leafy greens evaporated.

 

Despite the opening of a brick-and-mortar store in the Shops at 2000 Penn, students still wait in long lines at the Captain Cookie food truck for snickerdoodle and peanut butter cookies with milk, or specials like funfetti and pumpkin cookies. And of course, the truck serves the classic chocolate chip cookie.

 

Cookies cost $1.25 each – and you can save a couple of bucks by buying a half or baker’s dozen. An ice cream sandwich costs $4 and a carton of milk is $2. The recipes are all the creations of owner Kirk Francis, whose infectious smile and passion for his work might be even more inviting than the crispy, soft-centered cookies.

 

“GW is one of my favorite places to vend,” Francis said. “I enjoy chatting with the students here, and it’s fun to be so immersed in the college campus community.”

 

- Tim Palmieri

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