Malena's Taco Shop is a Mexican counter spot in Queen Anne that's small but still feels comfortable to dine in. It's perfect for a lunch involving many fish tacos.
Written byAimee Rizzo
For a quick and delicious lunch, grab some Indian kathi rolls from Spice Waala in Ballard.
South Lake Union
Noodle/Bar is a Sichuan spot in South Lake Union that serves great homemade noodles and dumplings.
Samurai Noodle is a Japanese ramen shop in the International District that's perfect for slurping soup and avoiding people.
A+ Hong Kong Kitchen in the International District makes great noodle dishes.
Written byCarlo Mantuano
Alexandra's Macarons in the Central District is a French bakery by day and a pizzeria called "Pizza Queens" by night. (on Thursdays and Fridays.)
Kiriba Sushi is a Japanese restaurant inside of a little house in Shoreline that serves reasonably-priced nigiri and maki rolls.
San Fermo is a charming Italian restaurant in an old house where an indie rom-com would take place. Use it for a date in Ballard.
Bar Cantinetta is a small, quiet Italian restaurant in Madison Valley with homemade pasta, pizzas, and a lot of romantic feels.
Cook Weaver serves incredible European/Asian fusion food on Capitol Hill.
D’La Santa is a family-owned Mexican spot on Capitol Hill that’s easy to miss, but worth going out of your way for.
Empire Espresso is a coffee shop in Columbia City that serves tasty waffles and lattes with homemade cashew milk.
Salare is an American spot in Ravenna that works well for certain situations, but isn’t as good as its sister restaurant, Junebaby.
Urban Gyro is a Middle Eastern restaurant in South Lake Union that works well for a quick lunch or takeout.
Archipelago is an outstanding Filipino restaurant in Hillman City that serves a ten-course tasting menu.
Kezira Cafe is an Ethiopian restaurant in Columbia City that serves particularly great vegetarian dishes.
Safari is an African restaurant in Columbia City that serves great Kenyan food.
Man’oushe Express is an inexpensive Middle Eastern restaurant in Lake City that serves wraps, falafel, and flatbreads.
Jebena Cafe is a terrific Ethiopian restaurant in Lake City.
Satay Bar is a quiet Thai restaurant in Greenwood that does serve great satay.