Food & Drink in Monroe

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It can take up to eight hours to make one pot of Bamboo Bowl's pho. So it should come as no surprise that the soup possesses a rich, robust flavor. What may come as a surprise, is the fact that the enormously flavorful soup is also healthy. Made entirely from scratch using all-natural ingredients, it gets a flavorful punch from add-in ingredients like beef brisket, jalapenos, basil, and lime, instead of from artificial taste-enhancers like MSG or Willy Wonka's tears. In fact the Vietnamese restaurant doesn't use MSG in any of its offerings, from its traditional banh mi sandwiches––which come with a choice of fried tofu or meat, pan-fried egg, cilantro, soy sauce, and other tasty fillings–– to its vermicelli and rice dishes.

13119 Seattle Hill Rd
Snohomish,
WA
US

Jet City Pizzas start from the crust-up. Cooks press dough made from micro beer batter into the bottom of pans, or hand-toss buttermilk discs into shape. A gluten-free formula accommodates dietary needs, and a Seattle-style thin crust gains its trademark flatness by resting under an entire edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Next come the toppings, ranging from the Jumbo Jet's traditional mixture of meats, onions, and peppers, to such creative entries as the Gyro, a melange of tzatziki sauce, gyro meat, red onions, and Roma tomatoes. And if pizzas aren't enough on their own, there are plenty of sides, available, including cheesy garlic bread, saucy wings, and meatball grinders.

16315 State Rte 9
Snohomish,
WA
US

Before they became business partners, the owners of Frost Doughnuts were just three best friends who shared a passion for loving and eating donuts. Following what must rank among the most productive hangout sessions ever, the trio decided their beloved breakfast staple was worthy of elevation alongside other resurrected sweet treats such as the cupcake, and so they got to work crafting a concept that would revamp its reputation from greasy to gourmet. Today, while customers still sink their teeth into a roster of exquisitely baked classics such as a chocolate glazed or bavarian-cream filled, it’s the shop's evolved flavors that really turn morning munch-a-thons upside down. Available on a rotating schedule due to their gourmet preparations and forgivable diva complexes are favorites such as a smoky bacon maple bar or an aztec chocolate donut iced with cinnamon-cayenne chocolate. Inside the charming shop, diners can watch as chefs whip up batches of banana split fritters or peaches and crème bismarcks in their exhibition-style kitchen, but should take care to break their hypnotic gaze before closing time, as all leftover donuts depart for local food shelters at the end of each day.

15421 Main St, Ste 102
Mill Creek,
WA
US

With more than 845 locations, Jamba Juice proves to the masses that nutrition can be speedy and delicious. Since the beginning, the company?s product philosophy has revolved around choosing whole fruits and other natural ingredients over artificial flavorings, sweeteners, and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats, and it offers additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.

This naturalistic approach is fully realized in Jamba Juice's selection of smoothies. Made with 100% fruit juice, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, the frosty delights range from all-fruit smoothies such as Peach Perfection and Strawberry Whirl to more indulgent creamy treats, including Peanut Butter Moo'd, an enticing blend of peanut butter, bananas, nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, and milk chocolate. The lunch hour presents toasted bistro sandwiches and California Flatbreads that pack only about 320?420 calories each.

In addition to providing healthy eats to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative fights childhood obesity while encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active?which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.

15603 Main St.
Bothell,
WA
US

Cuisine Type: Espresso drinks

Most popular offering: Blended drinks, Red Bull, Italian sodas

Reservations: Not offered

Kid-friendly: Yes

Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout only

Alcohol: None

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Established: 2012

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Pro Tip: Instead of ordering off the menu, come up with your own creation. We love making new drinks.

Q&A with the Owner

In your own words, how would you describe your menu?

Our menu has a large variety of food and drink items, but is not overwhelming.

What made you want to work with food? When did you first develop that passion?

We started our business to give our neighbors a better option for their morning coffee. Previously, the only options available were coffee from global corporations or from small sheds without plumbing that somehow pass health codes. We pride our self on having one of the cleanest, best equipped espresso businesses around.

17308 SR 9 SE
Snohomish,
WA
US

Twisted Lime Island Pub's interior?filled with pineapple pendant lamps, surfboards, and tiki masks?emanates the spirit of the tropics. Their island-minded chefs crown meaty burgers with pineapple and coddle key limes until they willingly take up residence inside of a pie shell. A team of bartenders shakes up tropical classics such as tequila sunsets and margaritas. The dulcet tones of live bands and karaoke flood the tropical pub on select nights.

On the weekends between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., crowds flock to feast on plates of fluffy eggs, huevos rancheros, and biscuits and gravy. Signature omelets feature fresh vegetables and meats while Mom's fried egg sandwich beckons diners to clean up their appetites with a choice of bacon, ham, or sausage?all nestled between two eggs, cheddar cheese, mayo, and a sourdough roll.

3916 148th St SE, Ste 200
Mill Creek,
WA
US

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