Whether you want a hardy lunch, fancy dinner, or a sweet dessert, Seattle has it all!
Macrina Bakery & Cafe
This is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dessert! Located in Seattle’s Belltown, Macrina Bakery also has locations in Kent, McGraw, and SoDo. I loved their Chocolate Apricot Espresso cookie! They also have great sandwiches and a wonderful brunch menu. This bakery reminds me of Three Tarts Bakery & Cafe in Northfield, Illinois!
Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream
Ah, Molly Moon. A trip to Seattle would not be complete without an ice cream cone from Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream! Molly Moon had eight locations all around Seattle. They have amazing flavors, and make all their waffles cones in-house right in front of you! Their atmosphere is bubbly, hip, and warm. I love their Vegan Coconut Chunk and Melted Chocolate ice creams! Honestly, though, pick any flavor—you can’t go wrong.
Located in South Lake Union, Wheelhouse Coffee is a necessary stop, especially in Seattle’s rainy weather. Their scones, coffee, and pastries are amazing. Plus, the workers are super friendly, and you are supporting a local business!
Located in Fremont, Manolin has award-winning dishes that are worth trying if you’re in the Seattle area. Set as “tapas” style, these dishes are meant to be shared! Order several for your table. Additionally, their menu changes based upon the season. So delicious!
Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches
Homegrown is perfect for a quite, healthy bite when you’re on the go! They have stellar sandwiches, quinoa bowls, salads, drinks, and more. My favorite menu items are the Hummus & Roasted Red Pepper sandwich and Quinoa, Spinach & Sweet Potato Bowl. A big focus for them is buying local and sustainable ingredients! You can also get half portions for the sandwiches, which is nice if you’re not super hungry. Homegrown has ten locations around the Seattle area.
Tallulah’s is such a fun environment to be in! It’s vibrant, contemporary, and modern. You can go there for brunch or dinner! I absolutely love their menu, and a favorite of mine is their Goat Cheese Flatbread. They’re known for a vegetable-driven menu, and located in Seattle’s neighborhood of Capitol Hill.
Frankie and Jo’s
As an entirely plant-based ice cream shop, all of Frankie and Jo’s ice creams are vegan. However, you couldn’t tell just tasting their ice cream! Their flavors are rich, flavorful, sweet, and unique. I LOVE their California Cabin and Salty Caramel Ash flavors of ice cream. Frankie and Jo’s is located in Capitol Hill.
Sweetgrass Food Co.
Ah, Sweetgrass is the perfect stop for a healthy, filling lunch. I absolutely love their Buddha Bowl, which is filled with nutritious, delicious ingredients. I also highly recommend ordering their vegan/GF cookies—they are utterly amazing, and the flavors change daily! The atmosphere of Sweetgrass is fresh, funky, and clean; they are located in Westlake/Downtown.
With four locations around the Seattle area, Mioposto is an open-flame Italian pizzeria. They have a wide variety of ingredients and gourmet toppings, so you’re sure to find something you like. I’d recommend their La Bianca, Le Patate Con Tartufo, and Zucca Balsamica pizzas. Mioposto reminds me of Napolita in Wilmette, IL or also any cooked pizza from a location of Bake 425°.
Verve Bowls is a delicious spot for açaí bowls in Seattle. In addition, they have pitaya (dragonfruit) bowls, smoothies, and warm grain bowls! My favorite açaí bowl there is the Chocolate My Heart 🙂 Verve Bowls reminds me of Mingle in Glenview, IL.
Made with fresh and seasonal ingredients, the pies at Pie Bar (located in the Ballard area of Seattle) are delightful. Each come with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! My personal favorite is the Bumble Berry Crumble. They also have savory pie options, in addition to fruit and cream.
A beautiful setting and a gorgeous view, Ray’s Boathouse is located right on the water. Their menu is absolutely delicious, with fresh seafood and delicious salad options. I love the setting & environment of this restaurant!
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