When it comes to Seattle food, most of us think coffee and salmon. And to be fair, Seattle pretty much nails both of those. But with a citywide enthusiasm for all things edible, Seattle is making a name for itself as one of America’s true culinary capitals. With tons of cute coffee shops, quirky cafes and stunning restaurants, there is no shortage of great food in this city. Below is our guide for a foodie trip through Seattle.
Breakfast, Coffee & Cafes
1. General Porpoise
1020 E. Union St.
This sweet little cafe has lemon curd donuts that are to die for. They are fluffy, sweet and down right amazing. It’s a great place to start any morning with something tasty.
2. Storyville Coffee
94 Pike St, Ste 34
This busy but fun coffee shop has top notch lattes and a great pastry bar as well. Storyville has a quirky interior design and also sports amazing views. It’s quite big for a Seattle coffee shop as well, so finding a lounge seat to relax in shouldn’t be an issue.
3. Biscuit Bitch
1909 1st Ave
Beyond having a hilarious name, this spot does the standard American breakfast and they do it well. Bringing a bit of Southern influence to their dishes, you have to try the biscuits, gravy, egg and sausage here. It’s located right next to Pike Place market, so you can continue your food tour just around the block.
4. Moore Coffee
1930 2nd Ave
This Seattle coffee shop is well known for their amazing latte art. It’s popular and can get crowded, but the lattes are worth the wait!
Lunch & Brunch
5. Uneeda Burger
4302 Fremont Ave N.
If you’re looking for a satisfying burger in Seattle, look no further than Uneeda Burger. They also have veggie burger options for the non-meat eaters of the group. Be sure to get an order of the massive onion rings too.
6. Restaurant Roux
4201 Fremont Ave N
Also located just a bit down Fremont Ave is Restaurant Roux. This is a great brunch spot for those who enjoy Southern comfort food. We’re talking shrimp and grits or chicken and waffles. They also have a great cocktail menu. They serve brunch on the weekends until 2pm, but are open for dinner after 5pm.
7. Lowell’s Restaurant
1519 Pike Place in Pike Place Market
Located in the world-famous Pike Place market, Lowell’s is a great spot to grab a seafood lunch. With fried fish, shrimp and amazing views, it’s a great spot to eat.
8. Skillet Counter
305 Harrison Street
Most well known for their Bacon Jam and their food truck, you won’t want to miss Skillet Counter. They are famous for their grilled cheese sandwiches. Perfectly gooey cheese and browned, flaky bread.
Dinner, Drinks & Dessert
9. The Pine Box
1600 Melrose Ave
Located about 15 minutes east of Seattle Center, The Pine Box was once a mortuary that has now been converted to a bar/restaurant. They have seating both inside and out, and have over 30 beers on tap.
10. Judy Fu’s Snappy Dragon
8917 Roosevelt Way NE
After winning Best Chinese Food in Seattle for 7 years in a row, Judy Fu’s has cemented itself in the culinary hall of fame. If you’re craving dumplings or noodle dishes, look no further. This is a must-visit stop while in Seattle.
11. Pestle Rock Thai
2305 NW Market St
Authentic Thai food with great flavors means you will be practically licking the curry sauce off your plate by the end of the meal. Their version of pad thai noodles are astronomically better than Americanized Thai restaurants. The noodles are super skinny and it’s not as heavy as pad thai you typically see in America. Order the Mee Ka Ti or Kao Soi Curry.
12. D’Ambrosio Gelato
5339 Ballard Ave NW
The perfect spot to polish off your food tour. This gelato spot has some great flavors that you can mix and match in a waffle cone for a great after-dinner treat. They also have a wide selection of sorbet flavors as well.