A King County, WA, food inspector shut down five food stands at Seattle’s Alki Beach on Saturday for operating without a valid permit.

The Public Health food inspector found the five food establishments operating at Alki Beach in Seattle without a valid food establishment permit on Saturday, July 24th, and were directed to immediately cease food and beverage services. These establishments and the time they were ordered shutdown include:

  • Botanas Locas closed July 24, 2021, at 12:20 pm
  • Chopped N Skewed closed July 24, 2021, at 1:55 pm
  • Marco Morales Stand closed July 24, 2021, at 1:55 pm
  • Nieves De Garrafa closed July 24, 2021 at 2:10 pm
  • Ivonne Pineda’s Stand closed July 24, 2021, at 2:40 pm

Each was ordered to stop serving food and drinks until they secure a mobile food services permit which is required for all food stands and food trucks.

Alki Beach is a long beach strip that runs roughly from 64th Place SW to Duwamish Head on Elliott Bay.

Seattle & King County Public Health is one of the largest metropolitan health departments in the United States with 1,400 employees, 40 sites, and a biennial budget of $686 million. The department serves a resident population of nearly 2.2 million people in an environment of great complexity and scale, with 19 acute care hospitals and over 7,000 medical professionals.

These closed establishments will be allowed to reopen once the person in charge of each business completes the 3-Step Plan Review process to secure a mobile food services permit (which also applies to food carts and stands) per the instructions online at www.kingcounty.gov/foodsafety/mobile

Restaurants closed before July 24 for health code violations are found on Public Health’s page for food establishment closures in King County.

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