Hidden Gems: Seattle

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Maybe because it is such a coffee Mecca, Seattle also happens to be one of the nation’s best breakfast cities. Then, of course, there’s an abundance of Pacific Northwest seafood … and a kaleidoscopic choice of eats at the Pike Place Market … and a passion for magnificent sandwiches … and a radiant Asian population … and … Let’s just say that if you can’t find something you love to eat in Seattle, you aren’t hungry! From the long list of places Roadfood loves — including coffee joints and sit-down restaurants —  here is a handful that will make you very happy.

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Ghost Alley Espresso

A tiny, colorful shop tucked under Seattle's Pike Place Market, Ghost Alley Espresso serves some of the best coffee in town.

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13 Coins

A rare slice of mid-20th century Americana, Seattle's 13 Coins is open 24/7 for meals that range from sandwiches and burgers to surf 'n' turf.

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Little Uncle

Seattle is home to some of the finest Asian eateries in the nation. Among locals, Little Uncle holds the number one spot. Dungeness Crab Fried Rice, anyone?

4

Paseo Caribbean Restaurant

A raffish sandwich shop specializing in overstuffed torpedoes of pork and more, Paseo is bright and delicious, noisy and fun. The Paseo Press, a version of the traditional Cuban sandwich, is sensational.

5

Portage Bay Cafe

Portage Bay Cafe's groceries are organic, local, sustainable. Vegan options abound. Fresh fruit is the market's best. Meals are delicious.

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Freshy’s Seafood Market

** THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED ** In a former gas station on Mercer Island, Freshy's is a seafood market and picnic-style restaurant that is a brilliant taste of the Pacific Northwest.

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Spud Fish and Chips

A humble eat-in-the-rough Seattle area seafood restaurant, Spud serves some of the best fried cod and halibut anywhere, sided by superb French fries.

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Noodle Boat Thai Cuisine

The Noodle Boat is a beacon of Thai cuisine in Issaquah, Washington. Specialties include sunny fried trout topped with mango salad and tom kah hot & sour soup.

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Moore Coffee

A cute little coffee house specializing in crisp, elegant waffles and beautiful latte art. Moore Coffee is an only-in-Seattle experience!

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Biscuit Bitch

Southern-style biscuits and gravy are delivered with irreverent, in-your-face attitude at Biscuit Bitch, an outspoken Seattle treasure.

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Ellenos Yogurt

A stand-up stall at Seattle's Pike Place Market, Ellenos Yogurt is a benchmark of fresh, pure dairy goodness, available in magnificent creative flavors.