Seattle Recs

You’re coming to Seattle? Awesome! Here’s what we recommend.


For oysters: The Walrus and the Carpenter (Ballard, $$$!)

For pizza: Delancey (Ballard) and Dino’s (Capitol Hill), of course

For breakfast or lunch: Vif(Fremont)

For elegant Italian: Spinasse (Capitol Hill, $$$!)

For soup dumplings: Din Tai Fung (multiple locations)

For fast-food burgers and really good fries: Dick’s (multiple locations)

For outstanding bread and a curated selection of pastries: Sea Wolf (Fremont)

For great coffee and a verrrrry Seattle vibe: Analog Coffee (Capitol Hill)

For a drink and a bite to eat: JarrBar (downtown), Left Bank(South Park / Georgetown), Le Caviste (downtown), Vif (Fremont)

For just great everything: Homer(Beacon Hill)

For karaoke: Bush Garden (ID)

For reasonably priced Japanese bowls: Fremont Bowl (Fremont)

For a dark, sexy, classic cocktail situation: Vito’s (First Hill)

For a divey drink, a photobooth, and then great Malaysian food: put your name on the list at Kedai Makan (Capitol Hill), then go around the corner to have a drink and kill time at Montana, then back to Kedai Makan to eat

For a cocktail with a friend, or a date: Queen City (Belltown)


All of the above, plus Danbo for ramen, Soi for Thai, and By Tae for sushi (weekday lunch only!). Shop for cookbooks at Book Larder and have lunch next door at Fremont Bowl.

Or take a ferry to Bainbridge Island, go to Eagle Harbor Books, and get ice cream at Mora.

Producer Abby

All of the above and Il Corvo, Bruciato, Bar del Corso, bside foods, Seattle Fish Company, Miir, Kurt’s Farm Shop, and No Anchor.