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.
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.
** 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.
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.
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.