Pane Pane is a tiny little sandwich shop with a teriyaki meatball banh mi so great, it nearly made us cry. But we didn’t, because we were too busy eating. There are plenty of other baguette creations, too, topped with things like Italian cold cuts and turkey, avocado, and chipotle aioli.
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Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is a downtown staple in Pike Place Market with great mac and cheese and panini.
Japonessa somehow pulls of Japanese-Mexican fusion, and it’s a great place for a birthday dinner or date night downtown.
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Samara is an American restaurant in Ballard that specializes in grilled dishes and excellent baked goods.
Jack’s is an American spot in South Lake Union where you can have a reliable BBQ sandwich.
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You know Paseo, but Un Bien is where you want to be. It’s where the old owners work now, and the Caribbean sandwiches in Ballard are the city’s best.
Dacha Diner is an Eastern European cafe on Capitol Hill where you’ll feel like you’re eating inside of a doily.
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