Where to eat in Seattle: 100 of Seattle’s best restaurants

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Food is my passion.

Despite moving away after 8 years of living in Seattle, I still get asked for recommendations from people who are visiting or live there on where to eat in Seattle.

How did I get to this point? I blame:

  • The fact that Seattle has a delicious and huge food scene.
  • Hanging out only with other food obsessed people.
  • Literally eating out daily and usually at new places.
  • Bussing multiple hours to/from weird parts of Seattle just to try a new restaurant.
  • Living near Capitol Hill for a hot second (gentrification) so having amazing food only a few blocks away.
  • Staying on top of which restaurants are opening up, closing down (RIP Phnom Penh Noodle house, my ex-favorite restaurant), and winning James Beard awards (Junebaby- why did you open the week I moved away?) post-move.


So now, I am sharing my favorite restaurants with you.

I put this guide together so you can experience some of the best restaurants in Seattle when you visit!

It’s ordered by types of food. Feel free to Ctrl+F to jump to your favorite type, or scroll through to read about everything.

Best xiao long bao in Seattle

These are dumplings filled with meat and soup. Literally San Diego is a delicious xiao long bao desert, which is why I’m starting here #takemeback

1. Din Tai Fung

Obviously. This Taiwanese chain place popularized soup dumplings in Seattle, because theirs are amazing.

$$ | Pacific Place, U Village | Menu

2. Dough Zone

A local chain originating from the Eastside and more affordable than DTF. Some (I) would argue that they’re even better.

$$ | International District | Menu

3. Ping’s Dumpling House

This is the most affordable of the three. People give mixed reviews of this place but honestly I love it.

$ | International District | Menu

din tai fung soup dumplings

Pork Dumpings” by Yun Huang Yong is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Best dim sum in Seattle

Dim sum, or being brought different dumplings and small plates for breakfast, is another thing I miss dearly that San Diego does not do as well, and the reason I drive two hours to Orange County every week. These places all have non-dim sum menus too, if you’re interested in other food ($s are based on dim sum costs, add another for other food).

4. Jade Garden

This is most people’s favorite, and I added it since it’s incredibly popular. Plus you can get dim sum products at weird hours of the night. I think it’s okay, but much prefer the below.

$ | International District | Menu

5. Harbor City

My absolute favorite dim sum place in the International District! Also pretty popular but for good reason.

$ | International District | Menu

6. Foo Lam

This is totally out of the way if you’re just in Seattle for the sights. If you’re on a food tourism trip, get to South Seattle and check this (and a few other places on this list) out.

$ | Rainier Valley | Menu

dim sum picture

DimSum” by me*jo is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Best Vietnamese food in Seattle

Honestly, most Vietnamese food in Seattle is really good. You have (7) Dong Thap which has super fresh noodles and is known for the “biggest bowl of pho”. (8) Tamarind Tree if you’re bringing someone who is scared to eat something new. (9) Than Brothers which everyone goes to get great pho and free cream puffs. But, those aren’t my favorites. These are:

10. Rainier BBQ

Anthony Bourdain ate here. Enough said. They have a standard menu, but they also have an “exotic” menu with things like snake and crocodile (which both taste like chicken). This is also in South Seattle, pretty far from typical tourists sights, but it’s well worth it.

$$ | Rainier Valley | Menu

11. Vietnam House

Honestly, this is my favorite place to get bun bo hue.

$ | International District | Menu

12. Green Leaf Vietnamese Restaurant

I like getting non-pho dishes here.

$ | International District, Belltown | Menu

bun bo hue in seattle

Bun bo hue from Green Leaf

Best Thai food in Seattle

Similar to the above, there is a ton of good Thai food in Seattle. Different people will look at this list and be like “OMG how could you leave out (13) Rom Mai Thai (14) Ayutthaya???? (15) Little Uncle!!!!” This is my list, okay. And see, I secretly added everyone else’s favorites too.

16. Pestle Rock

I love this place because they have Northern Thai food. The other places I listed have more southern dishes, which are more sweet.

$$ | Ballard | Menu

17. Bai Tong

This place is a bougie Thai place, but delicious. I absolutely love their khao soy.

$$ | Capitol Hill | Menu

18. 2C Thai

This place is a hidden gem in North Seattle. They have the most delicious and reasonably priced to portion Thai food with no wait. I absolutely love their everything (yes, I have had their whole menu).

$$ | Lake City | Menu

pad thai

Pad Thai” by Winfried Mosler is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Best other Southeast Asian restaurants in Seattle

Seattle isn’t the most diverse place ever. So, I’m grouping my other favorite Southeast Asian places into one because there arent enough of them to make their own category.

19. Kedai Makan

This is possibly Seattle itself’s only Malaysian restaurant – and the food is amazing. Get the nasi goreng.

$$ | Capitol Hill | Menu

20. Knee High Stocking

This is actually a speakeasy, so people come here for the drinks. I put it on this list because they actually have an amazing Filipino fusion menu.

$$ | Capitol Hill | Menu

nasi goreng

Nasi Goreng” by Winfried Mosler is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Best sushi in Seattle

21. Momiji / Umi Sake House

These are owned by the same people, so I’m combining them. They have the most affordable fresh fish if you go during happy hour.

$$ | Capitol Hill / Belltown | Menu / Menu

22. Mashiko

This is the bougiest sushi place, but the fish are absolutely fresh and usually sustainably caught.

$$$ | West Seattle | Menu

23. Maneki

This is the oldest sushi restaurant in Seattle. It’s always packed so you need to make a reservation if you go.

$$ | International District | Menu


Sushi” by slgckgc is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Best poke in Seattle

There are way too many poke places in Seattle. I am so picky that I refused to try them all. Supplement these suggestions with Google.

24. Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max

A poke place in Seattle owned by an actual Hawaiian?! WHAT??? And not any Hawaiian, but the actual James Beard award winning Sam Choy.

$$ | Rainier Valley | Menu

25. Kai Market

This place is technically a grocery store for rich Amazon software developers, but they have the most amazing, most fresh (and most expensive) poke.

$$ | South Lake Union | Menu (NA)

UPDATE 7/12/18: Some of my wonderful foodie friends have looked at this list and added other suggestions! Check out FOB Poke in Belltown or 45th Stop N Shop in Greenwood for more amazing poke.


Poke” by MarcoMello is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Best ramen in Seattle

Note that ramen places are popping up in Seattle in 2018 like poke places were popping up in 2017 (read: there are way too many). But, ramen is amazing so really, what’s the problem?

26. Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya

This was the original “best ramen in Seattle,” before every other Japanese chain and local mom and pop place started opening their doors. Their garlic tonkotsu ramen is a classic.

$$ | Capitol Hill, West Seattle, Northgate | Menu (Capitol Hill)

27. Danbo

Honestly this is my favorite place because the ramen is amazing and you can customize everything- even the lard in the broth (i.e. to a lot). It’s originally from Vancouver but recently opened in Seattle

$$ | Capitol Hill | Menu

28. Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

This Japanese chain is my second favorite. I first had it in Hawaii.

$$ | U-Village | Menu


Shoyu Ramen” by kiyomi3631 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Best teriyaki in Seattle

Seattle used to be known for delicious teriyaki places, but apparently they are getting gentrified. RIP Yoshino’s, the teriyaki place by my school that fed and comforted students. One box could feed you for days and costs under $10.

29. Yoshino

Just kidding, there’s a location in First Hill that you need to check out. Get the spicy chicken teriyaki.

$ | First Hill | Menu (NA)

30. Teriyaki 1st

This is allegedly where UW students would go for their teriyaki. Their chicken teriyaki is also delicious.

$ | U-District | Menu

31. Teriyaki Bowl

This is actually in Bellevue. But you absolutely need to get their General Tso’s chicken. I know that many places have this, but no one does it like Teriyaki Bowl. Wait, maybe don’t get it, unless you want to go through withdrawals once you leave.

$ | Bellevue | Menu

generals tsos chicken

General Tso’s Chicken” by my_amii is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Best Asian fusion food

32. Marination Station

Go here if you want amazing Korean-Hawaiian tacos (with spicy pork, kalbi beef, and kahlua pork being my favorites) or sliders (kahlua pork, spam) or kimchi fried rice.

$ | Capitol Hill | Menu

33. Katsu Burger

Go here if, as the name implies, you want a katsu burger with tonkatsu sauce, a katsu curry burger, or any other of their unique creations. They also have nori fries.

$$ | Ballard | Menu

34. Trove/Joule/Revel

These all have similar ownership, so I’m putting them together. But they all have amazing fusion Korean food- beefs, noodles, dumplings. Joule actually has one of my most favorite chocolate cakes too.

$$ | Capitol Hill/Fremont/South Lake Union | Menus (click around for each restaurants)

spicy pork tacos at marination station in seattle

Spicy pork tacos from Marination Station

Best Ethiopian food in Seattle

I’m not well-versed in ‘authentic’ Ethiopian food. But, Seattle has a large Ethiopian (and East African in general) population, so I made this section to inspire you to be better than me and try more places. I really only know (35) Queen Sheba in Capitol Hill.

UPDATE 7/12/18: Some of my wonderful foodie friends have looked at this list and added more suggestions! Check out Jebena Cafe in North Seattle or Cafe Selam in the Central District for amazing Ethiopian food.

ethiopian food

yummy Ethiopian food” by Andrew Huff is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Best Indian food in Seattle

If you’re picky about your Indian food, you should really go to Bellevue, which has a much larger Indian population than Seattle. If you don’t discriminate as long as something tastes good, here are some places that I would recommend.

36. Annapurna

Okay, okay, this is not Indian. Technically it’s Nepali food, but it’s absolutely amazing. Make sure you try momos, or their dumplings.

$$ | Capitol Hill | Menu

37. Taste of India

Many people will tell you that this is an acceptable replacement for Indian food in Seattle if you can’t get to Bellevue. They have a lot of coupons on their site and after ordering through food delivery like Postmates or Peach.

$$ | U-District | Menu

38. Jewel of India

I love this place because the food is delicious, and also because they have amazing Groupon deals.

$$ | U-District | Menu


Lamb Biryani” by Andrea Lai is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Best Italian food in Seattle

If you think this section means large portions of Americanized and overcooked pasta, stop right there. These are some of the best Italian places outside of Italy (but inside of Washington).

39. Il Corvo

Note that this place is only open during lunch M-F, but they have the absolute most fresh and affordable noodles. Plus, each day they have a new special.

$ | Pioneer Square | Menu

40. La Spiga

This place has more expensive noodles, but a good happy hour to try them at reasonable prices. If you don’t make happy hour, the food is still amazing and my favorite is their lasagna.

$$ | Capitol Hill | Menu

41. Serafina/Cichetti

These are the most expensive of the three. They’re owned by the same people which is why they’re together, but they’re absolutely amazing. When I got back from Italy, I went to Serafina and started crying because the food made me think I was still there.

$$ | South Lake Union | Menu (click around for Cichetti)

Crostini del Poggio Rosso in La Spiga

Crostini del Poggio Rosso in La Spiga

Best restaurants for rich people

There are a few expensive restaurants above, but these ones are both expensive and hard to put in one of the categories I thought of, so I made this. They’re probably not that expensive to you if you’re not a student or in $100k of debt like me though.

42. Stateside

This is a Vietnamese French fusion restaurant and has the absolute most complex, bold flavor profile food I have ever had. Honestly everything is amazing, but if you had to get one thing, get the cha ca.

$$$ | Capitol Hill | Menu

43. London Plane

This place has the most random, delicious, picturesque food. The menu changes pretty often, but I swear it’s where the first avocado toast in Seattle started. Now you have an idea of what I meant by picturesque right?

$$$ | Pioneer Square | Sample Menus

44. Harvest Vine

This is a an amazing tapas place, but an amazing tapas place in the US, meaning that the food is incredibly expensive.

$$$ | Madison Valley | Menu

45. Terra Plata

This is a localvore favorite with the absolute most delicious food. Also they have apertivo!!

$$$ | Capitol Hill | Menu

outside of terra plata in seattle

Terra Plata” by Rob Bertholf is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Best cafe food

46. Cafe Presse

GET THE CROQUE MADAME. This is the most affordable yet well done breakfast food you can get in all of Seattle.

$$ | Capitol Hill | Menu

47. Queen Bee Cafe

I love this place because it’s delicious, not pretentious like most cafes in Seattle, and they donate a portion of their proceeds regularly to charity. They serve both sweet and savory crumpets here.

$ | Capitol Hill | Menu

48. Macrina Bakery and Cafe

Their baked goods are honestly the best. They also have delicious lunch and brunch options, but my favorites are their baked goods.

$$ | Belltown, Queen Anne, SoDo | Menu

croque madame at cafe presse in seattle

Croque madame from Cafe Presse

Best brunch

I love all brunch places in Seattle TBH. Note that these places will all probably have waits.

49. Portage Bay

This is a quintessential brunch in Seattle place. They also have a waffle toppings bar, but their dungeness crab cakes eggs benedict is my favorite.

$$$ | U-District, South Lake Union | Menu

50. Marmite

This is a fancy Instagram brunch place with delicious food. They have other meals too (which push up the $s rating), but their brunch is cute.

$$$ | Capitol Hill | Menu

51. Tilikum Cafe

This place honestly is my favorite brunch place ever, even outside of Seattle.

$$ | Belltown | Menu

52. Geraldine’s

I like that this place is so casual, but so amazingly delicious. They have breakfast all day, and their corned beef hash is my absolute favorite.

$$ | Columbia City | Menu

Pastry at Marmite from Amandine Bakery

Best diners

If your image of diners is mediocre food, stop right there. These diners in Seattle are amazing.

53. Luna Park Cafe

Technically, they have an amazing brunch, so this could go in the above. But, this place is what showed me that some diners have really amazing food.

$$ | West Seattle | Menu

54. Beth’s Cafe

This is a 24 hour diner known for a 12 egg omelette and also the funky decorations throughout the restaurant.

$$ | Aurora | Menu

55. Glo’s

This is a late night diner with amazing food. I personally really like their breakfast, especially their french toasts.

$$ | Capitol Hill | Menu

wall full of pictures at beth's cafe

Seattle 2010-340” by Dave Gammon is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Best Turkish food or gyros

56. Cafe Turko

This place is honestly the best. The most flavorful dishes, with the most tender meats, and the freshest vegetables. If any of that sounds good to you, you need to go here.

$$ | Fremont | Menu

57. Zaina

Gyros with spicy sauce. Get a gyro with spicy sauce.

$ | Downtown, Lake City | Menu

58. The Berliner

You need their doner kebabs in your life. You also need their garlic sauce. You will be forever satiated. You will never want to give up on carbs.

$ | Pioneer Square, South Lake Union | Menu

turkish food at cafe turko in seattle

Turkish food at Cafe Turko

Best fried chicken in Seattle

59. Marco Polo Bar and Grill

This place looks just like an every day bar, but really, they have some of the best fried chicken I’ve ever had

$ | Georgetown | Menu

60. Hue Ky Mi Gia

This is actually an Asian restaurant known for their noodles, but I absolutely love their fried chicken.

$ | International District | Menu

61. Heaven Sent

For affordable fried chicken, check this place out. You may have heard that (62) Ezell’s has the best fried chicken, but legend is that Ezell’s ex-wife now owns those restaurants but doesn’t have the original recipe. Instead, Ezell himself started Heaven Sent with the recipe.

$ | Lake City | Menu

63. Ma’ono

Want Hawaiian food and amazing fried chicken? Come to this place. They have a really good brunch too, but their chicken has a special place in my stomach.

$$ | West Seattle, U-Village | Menu

fried chicken

Fried Chicken” by Lucas Richarz is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Best burgers in Seattle

Good burgers are easy to find here, with (64) Dick’s being the classic local fast food burger spot. You can go there, but here’s where I think you should go instead.

65. 8oz Burger

This is the very first place I ever fell in love with a burger. The patty was so large and juicy, the brioche bun was so perfect, the flavors were everywhere.

$$ | Capitol Hill, Ballard | Menu

66. Great State

Check out Great State for a fast burger alternative.

$ | Downtown, International District, Laurelhurst | Menu

67. Uneeda Burger

This place is delicious like 8 oz but less fancy.

$ | Ballard | Menu

68. Lechoso

Technically this place has a lot more than burgers (you need to try their lentils), but their burger on happy hour is the best burger you can ever get for the amount of money spent.

$$ | Downtown | Menu

burger from uneeda burger in seattle

Burger from Uneeda Burger

Best Salads in Seattle

“Who the fuck goes to a city in search of $9-$15 salads?” Well, I needed to balance the unhealthy in the burger and pizza sections. Most of these places have fresh/sustainable/local ingredients.

69. Evergreens Salad

El Sombrero is the most popular salad, with its cilantro lime dressing being amazing. I actually really like The Situation (yes, it is named after Jersey Shore). You can get your salad in a wrap too.

$$ | Downtown, Pioneer Square, South Lake Union, Fremont | Menu

70. Homegrown

Their salads/bowls are even more creative, but change with the seasons. They also have good soups/sandwiches/breakfasts.

$$ | Downtown, South Lake Union, Capitol Hill, Queen Anne | Menu

71. Sweetgrass

Get their Buddha Bowl for something delicious. They also have healthy smoothies, juices, and sandwiches.

$ | Downtown, Pioneer Square, South Lake Union, Fremont | Menu

Best pizza in Seattle

72. Big Mario’s

This is a local go-to spot when you’re drunk but also has good pizza sober. I don’t want to start a debate, but they are advertised as New York style pizza.

$ | Capitol Hill, Fremont, Queen Anne| Menu

73. Hot Mama’s

This is another go-to spot when you’re drunk but also has good pizza sober. I don’t want to start a debate, but they are also advertised as New York style pizza.

$ | Capitol Hill | Menu

74. Pagliacci’s

This is a classic local pizza chain, and it’s delicious. A lot of their ingredients are local, and they have seasonal pizzas depending on what veggies are growing in the season.

$ | Too many locations| Menu

pizza at tallulah's in seattle

This pizza is actually from Tallulah’s, which is a great brunch/lunch/dinner spot.

Best tacos in Seattle

“Go to Eastern Washington!” Ha ha. Every time you ask for the best Mexican related anything in Seattle, someone will say a not funny joke. Mexican food in Seattle is just different – in my opinion, more of a ‘healthy’ emphasis than in border states, and perhaps more cumin and less other spices. But, it’s still delicious and makes you feel good.

75. Tacos Chukis

If you make a “Seattle doesn’t have Mexican food” joke, you should go here.

$ | Capitol Hill, Beacon Hill, South Lake Union | Menu

76. El Borracho

Honestly, I love this place because they have an amazing happy hour, tacos, and margaritas.

$ | Downtown | Menu

77. TNT Taqueria

If you make a “Seattle doesn’t have Mexican food” joke, you should go here.

$ | Wallingford | Menu


Tacos” by The DLC is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Best burritos in Seattle

78. Gordito’s

This place is known for baby size burritos. Which, now that I live in San Diego, isn’t really as much of a novelty as it once was. But, I think their food is flavor packed and you should get a normal sized burrito.

$ | Greenwood | Menu

79. Rancho Bravo

This place is affordable, open late, and also has great tamales if you want to try those.

$ | Capitol Hill, Wallingford, U-District | Menu

80. Blue Water Taco Grill

Honestly this place has the most crisp and flavorful carne asada in their burrito that I have ever had.

$ | Downtown, SoDo, Queen Anne | Menu


Holy Burrito!” by Memphis CVB is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Best vegan food in Seattle

81. Plum Bistro

They often have great Groupons, but if you miss those, they also have a really good happy hour! Their food will make your meat eater friends forget that it’s vegan. They’re also known for their mac and yease, or vegan mac and cheese, which similarly does not taste vegan, but my personal favorite is their French dip sandwich.

$$ | Capitol Hill | Menu

82. Cafe Flora

This place is so cute and delicious. I’ve only been here a few times, but it feels more like healthy vegan food. Also, their menu changes with the season.

$$ | Madison Valley | Menu

83. Wayward Vegan Cafe

This is more like vegan diner food, but it’s really good. Their tofu scramble makes me want to give up eggs and be vegan, which I never thought I would say.

$$ | U-District | Menu

vegan food at cafe flora

Food from Cafe Flora

Best food in Pike’s Place

Since you’ll probably be exploring a lot of Pike’s Place, here’s a section dedicated to just places there. Honestly the market is full of secret cheap yet delicious food gems, but here are the key places everyone loves.

84. Pike’s Place Chowder

Get the New England clam chowder or seafood bisque.

$ | Downtown | Menu

85. Beecher’s Cheese

Get their mac and cheese. The breadzel, or soft pretzel, is also unique and tasty.

$ | Downtown | Menu

86. Piroshky, Prioshky

Get a piroshky of your choosing. Both the sweet and savory ones are delicious.

$ | Downtown | Menu

87. Biscuit Bitch

Though slightly outside of Pike’s Place, their name is so funny and their biscuits are actually really good.

$ | Downtown, Pioneer Square | Menu

beecher's mac and cheese

Seattle, Washington” by Jennifer Cachola is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Best Bakeries in Seattle

88. Amandine Bakery

This place has the most amazing pastries. It makes you feel like you’re in Europe.

$ | Capitol Hill | Menu

89. Bakery Nouveau

Get the macarons, twice baked almond croissant, really any pastry, okay maybe everything. Even their sandwiches are really good.

$ | Capitol Hill | Menu

90. Grand Central Bakery

This place has AMAZING bread. I never thought I would say that sentence for a place outside of Europe until I went here. You can get sandwiches and soups as well.

$ | Pioneer Square, Eastlake | Menu


Macarons!” by Bokeh-licious is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Best cupcakes in Seattle

I don’t really have a lot to say about these cupcakes except that they’re amazing.

91. Trophy Cupcakes

$ | U-Village, Pacific Place, Wallingford, South Lake Union | Menu

92. Cupcake Royale

$ | Capitol Hill, Ballard, Queen Anne, West Seattle | Menu

Best cookies in Seattle

93. Hello Robin

Their cookies are delicious and creative, and their restaurant is totally instagrammable, if that means anything to you.

$ | Capitol Hill | Menu

94. Midnight Cookies Co

Their cookies are delicious (especially the oreo cookie), but the best thing is that they’re open late and deliver. So if you get the munchies…… you know where to go.

$ | Fremont | Menu

hello robin's macklesmores cookies

Macklesmores from Hello Robin

Best ice cream in Seattle

95. Molly Moon’s

This is the most famous ice cream place in Seattle, known for unique flavors like balsamic vinegar and whatever is seasonal.

$ | Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, U-Village, Columbia City, Wallingford | Menu

92. Cupcake Royale

Yes, I said them above (which is why I didn’t give them a new number). Technically, they’re known for the cupcakes, but their ice cream is amazing.

$ | Capitol Hill, Ballard, Queen Anne, West Seattle | Menu

96. Full Tilt

I like this place because they have Asian flavors- namely thai tea, green tea, and ube. Also they have good vegan options.

$ | U-District, Ballard, Columbia City, Pioneer Square | Menu

molly moon's ice cream

Earl Grey and Maple Walnut Ice Cream!” by City Foodsters is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Best desserts in Seattle

97. Hood Famous

This is a Filipino fusion dessert shop. GET THE UBE CHEESECAKE. They also have a calamansi (Filipino lemon) cheesecake that is delicious and underrated.

$ | Ballard | Menu

98. Ellenos Greek Yogurt

“WTF, greek yogurt is not a dessert.” That’s because you haven’t had theirs. There is way too much sugar and delicious for this to be considered a breakfast or a sauce base. The pumpkin pie is my absolute favorite.

$ | Downtown, International District | Menu

99. General Porpoise

This is a total Instagram spot. But, they’re Portuguese style donuts are absolutely delicious. Technically, I think they are for breakfast, but you should not be eating that much sugar in the morning.

$$ | Capitol Hill, Amazon Building for Amazon Employees Only, Pioneer Square | Menu

100. Fuji Bakery

This place has similar donuts to General Porpoise, but is cheaper and arguably tastier. I like that their outside is crispier. They also have a lot of other delicious, mostly Asian baked goods.

$ | Queen Anne, International District | Menu

Coffee and doughnuts for breakfast

Donuts and cappuccinos from General Porpoise

Wow. That was really hard. No, not coming up with 100 favorite restaurants in Seattle. I mean creating this list and thinking of all the amazing places that aren’t on it! What would you add to this list? Which places are your favorite??

– If a photo doesn’t have attribution, it’s because it’s a picture that I took and actually came out well! Check out my Instagram for more.
– $ costs are from Yelp.
– Locations are the Seattle city locations only and are subject to change.
– There’s a ton of info here, so if anything’s broken or no longer accurate when you check it out, let me know in the comments!


Traveler. Foodie. Student debt haver. I love finding the best things to do and eat when traveling, and sharing them with everyone else who likes experiencing local culture or exploring the outdoors too! You can read more about me in my about page.


  1. BaZoooooot24
    July 7, 2018 / 5:14 pm

    Thanks for including the menus and pricing, super helpful!! Also, the pictures made me extremely hungry haha. Keep up the amazing work!

    P.S. I still am going through withdrawals after having the general tao’s from Terriyaki Bowl

    • Angelica
      July 7, 2018 / 5:33 pm

      There’s really nothing else in the world like it ??

  2. J
    July 8, 2018 / 2:50 am

    I’ve lived here for 10 years and I’ve probably been to only like 20 of those places. Thanks for the recommendations. I’M SO HUNGRY NOW!

    • Angelica
      July 9, 2018 / 11:38 am

      Why is food so good???? ???

  3. Leah
    July 8, 2018 / 11:14 pm

    OMFG DROOOLING!! I gotta get on the next plane to Seattle ASAP!!

    • Angelica
      July 9, 2018 / 11:39 am

      Let’s go on a food adventure!

  4. July 10, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    Great post! I’ve never visited Seattle before but now it’s definitely on my list after all these food pics omg!!

    • Angelica
      July 10, 2018 / 7:37 pm

      You need to! The food is so tasty ?

  5. August 4, 2018 / 5:05 am

    Thanks for sharing this list, I have visited a few restaurants here like Beth’s cafe and I really like it. It’s sewn cafe menu covers offers the most yummy food.     

    • Angelica
      August 4, 2018 / 7:23 am

      No problem! Yes I know what you mean, Beth’s is an awesome place ?

  6. Telle
    November 12, 2018 / 8:59 am

    Omg all these places look and sound great!

    • Angelica
      November 12, 2018 / 11:09 pm

      Yesss! Thanks for checking this post out!

  7. February 16, 2019 / 9:28 pm

    What a great city Seattle is. They had an unbelievable snow storm recently, did you see that? My brother has been there for a couple years and he said it was the most snow he’s ever seen. I hope you all are staying warm 🙂

    • Angelica
      February 18, 2019 / 1:28 am

      Yes, it was pretty bad! Luckily I moved away recently so I didn’t have to deal with it, but the pictures of the buses/cars in trouble were crazy. Thank you for the wishes and hope your family is staying warm too!

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