Find your favorite caffeinated beverage at Issaquah Cafe, and find the time to take a break from the bustle at this low-key cafe.
Eat out with the little ones at this restaurant, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Issaquah Cafe, known for its laid-back ambience.
Can't stay at this restaurant long? Pick up and go home.
Don't leave the car at home when you come in. We'll give you one of the great spaces in our parking lot. And for free.
For those who travel by bike, Issaquah Cafe offers bike racks for diners.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Issaquah Cafe, so plan your budget accordingly.
The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
Why wouldn't you go to the best cafe in town? Head over to Issaquah Cafe.
For fresh maki, Issaquah's Toshi's Teriyaki has got you covered.
Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Toshi's Teriyaki is a great summer destination.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Toshi's Teriyaki in jeans and a hoodie.
You can also grab your food to go.
Diners can take full advantage of the free parking in the lot next to Toshi's Teriyaki.
Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Toshi's Teriyaki — they're open for all three meals.
It's hard to make Japanese food well, but the chefs at Toshi's Teriyaki somehow make their dishes to perfection.
For a flavorful blast of fruit, give the smoothies at Issaquah's Emerald City Smoothie a try.
Drivers can access the parking lot next door.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
Treat yourself to an affordable meal at Emerald City Smoothie and save some cash for another day.
A refreshing smoothie from Emerald City Smoothie is just what you'll need tomorrow for a midday snack.
When you're ready for dessert, Baskin-Robbins' ice cream will hit the spot.
Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Baskin-Robbins.
The dress code at Baskin-Robbins is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
Drive to Baskin-Robbins and find parking in the area.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the ice cream shop.
Everyone will scream for the ice cream at Baskin-Robbins. Head there tonight for quite the treat!
Whether you need help waking up in the morning or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, the coffee at Starbucks will do the trick.
Going gluten-free? Dig a low-fat diet? Starbucks has you covered on both fronts.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Starbucks can seat both large and small groups.
Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Starbucks' wifi.
In addition to its great location, Starbucks is also located near plenty of parking options.
Cyclists are in luck. Starbucks provides bike parking.
So start your day off on the right foot with a tasty cup of coffee from the highly-rated Starbucks.
Looking for a great burger? Check out Burger King for a large selection of signature burgers.
Families will feel right at home at this burger joint with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Burger King.
Burger King offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
The burger joint has catering services as well.
Diners at Burger King will be happy to know that free parking is always available.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the burger joint.
The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
So when you're craving a juicy burger, stop by Burger King and munch and crunch your way to happiness.
So when you're in the mood for a casual dining adventure, head to Burger King and try one of the tasty burgers.
Where to get the best Pho in Seattle? What are the best Vietnamese Restaurants in Seattle? When it’s raining, a big bowl of pho is many things. It always hits the spot. It is always a good time for Pho Noodles. There are so many best Vietnamese restaurants in Seattle. Everywhere you go seems to be the next best pho in Seattle. The following restaurants list below are my favorites. They are tasty and hits the spot in their own particular way. Restaurants listed below are listed at random.Green Leaf Vietnamese Restaurant | 1684 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2G5 | greenleaftaste.comIf you are looking for a Vietnamese restaurants with something more than just a bowl of Pho, than Green Leaf will soon become your old favorite. The restaurant is tiny and perhaps underwhelming, but they sure make a mean Banh Xeo savoury crepe stuffed with shrimp. If you are tired from pho noodles, Green Leaf has a good Hu Tieu My Tho clear vermicelli noodles option with a clear pork rib broth, seafood and minced pork.Ba Bar | 550 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122, United States | babarseattle.comThe broth from bone marrow and knucklebones at Ba Bar is clear but powerful. The menus has meaty ingredients and a variety of classic Vietnamese dishes. Be sure to try their crafted cocktails like the Moscow Mule and fresh baked pastries. Ba Bar even has macarons, pate chaud to pineapple upsidedown cakes and housemade jams to go. No wonder Ba Bar is open late night until 4am on Friday and Saturdays.Hoang Lan Restaurant | 7119 Martin Luther King Junior Way South, Seattle, WA 98118, United StatesWhen you see the same dish on every table, you order that dish. Bun Bo Hue is what Hoang Lan specializes in. And a damn job it does. The bowl is filled with pork hock, congealed pork blood, thinly sliced beef. The complex broth has a secret ingredient of fresh pineapples to lend the sweet acidity flavor profiles. And remember, Cash Only.Hue Ky Mi Gia | 1207 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98144, United States | huekymigia.com/menuOne of the most amazing garlic butter chicken wings. Lightly batter and flash fried with minced garlic, white onions, and green onions. Crunchy and shatters with each bite for a juicy meat center. This Chinese – Vietnamese restaurant also offers braised duck noodle soup marinated with Chinese herbs and spices. Faux pho? No problem.Pho Bac | 1314 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98144, United States Pho on a boat. There is no menus except a sign on the wall that has a good selection of steak, fatty brisket, tripe and meatballs. The broth is pretty awesome too with a little sweetness. Always full of fresh herbs like basil and jalapenos. All for $8.
Local Pho | 2230 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, United States | localpho-seattle.comFriendly staff with minimal wait times. Order from crowd favorites like chicken wings with pepper sauce, egg rolls and a hot bowl of seafood pho. Generous amount of seafood in a light flavorful broth. Try the tofu spring rolls served with peanut sauce. Lightly seasoned and not too salty. Vegetarians, it’s all about options right?Thanh Vi | 4226 University Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105, United States, | thanhvi.netReasonable priced and a good variety on menu including Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwiches, pho noodles, spring rolls and broken rice. Thanh Vi is located in the University District next to the University of Washington. Be sure to spot plenty of students. Service is quick and friendly. They make a mean bowl of Vegetarian pho!Pho Viet Anh | 6510 Roosevelt Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98115, United States | phovietanh.comHard to beat an eight dollar deal with good quality meat and flavorful broth. Generous portions and piles of tender meat. Brisket! Tendon! Flank! Go ahead and drink all the soup, you won’t be thirsty! We love the Bun Bo Hue spicy beef Vietnamese round noodles here. We hope you do also.
If you've read my personal blog, you know of my fondness for Sushi Hana, here in the town of Bothell, north and a bit east of Seattle. When we first started going out for sushi, though, I could only get the kids to eat fruit and sticky rice, and so my husband and I made a decree: each time we go, the kids have to at least try a new food. You’d think this would be easy, because I have a cousin from Japan, and so our holiday meals have included sushi since the beginning. But you’d be wrong, because of one who doesn’t like fish, one who doesn’t care for eggs, one who is allergic to nuts and mango, and so on. So I decided to compile a list of what have (finally!) become our standbys, foods that at least two of the three will eat every time we visit.
This is what my cousin from Japan calls “children’s sushi,” because it’s safe even for toddlers. There are no hard veggies for choking, and the only potential allergen is the sweetened soy tofu wrapper. And if you’re allergic to soy, well… let’s just say a Japanese restaurant is probably not the venue for you.
The classic cucumber roll, and good for even the picky ones. It’s just sushi rice, cucumber, and seaweed. If he’s not too busy, the sushi chef will arrange these rolls on a plate in the shape of a smiley face or a butterfly for my youngest, seven, who treats kappa maki like candy.
Although the one who loathes eggs won’t eat this, the other two will, so it makes the list. It is referred to as the Japanese omelette, and is effectively a strip of scrambled eggs laid on a similar strip of sushi rice, and secured with a much smaller strip of seaweed. Like a Japanese mini-frittata.
I have no idea what this one is called in Japanese, because every sushi restaurant I have ever been to just called it “shrimp nigiri.” It’s very similar to the tomago nigiri above, except with shrimp in place of scrambled eggs (and generally not the little strip of seaweed to secure it). Note: the shrimp in question is thoroughly cooked, butterflied, and chilled. No scary raw fish for nervous youngsters.
While these are steamed soybean pods with a little salt, my youngest calls them “Japanese peas,” which I suppose is a valid enough description for seven. There is apparently a big thrill (over and above the thrill of being allowed to take one’s own food off the conveyor belt) involved in sucking the individual soybeans out of the pod.
Gyoza, Miso Soup and Eggrolls
Everyone knows the first and last of these, but as I have one child who likes each, I thought I’d put them on the list. Plus, if you’re not feeling terrific, coming down with a cold in the Seattle autumn, miso soup is the best stuff around. And at least one of my kids agrees.
Mochi Ice Cream
Yes, I know it’s not really a dish as such; it’s a dessert. But there is something so charming about little ice cream balls coated in mochi (pounded sticky rice starch). As long as we stay away from the mango flavor - the middle daughter is allergic - we’re in pretty good shape with mochi ice cream as a finish to our sushi adventure.
Bastille Day—also known as French National Day—commemorates the French Revolution and is typically marked by military parades, picnics, dances, and fireworks … in France. In the United States, however, it’s just a great excuse to enjoy some French food and wine. But just in case your high-school French is a bit rusty, we put together this cheat sheet—complete with a pronunciation guide!—highlighting popular French delicacies and the Seattle restaurants that serve them.
Pommes Frites (pom freet)
What it is: In French, this term sounds romantic. In English, it translates to “potato fries,” more commonly known here as french fries. In French restaurants, dishes served with fries are marked “et frites”—as in “moules et frites” (mussels with fries).
Where to try it: Try the frites and aioli—another French word for a sauce made with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and egg yolks—at Bastille Café & Bar (5307 Ballard Ave. NW) in Ballard.
What it is: This word actually refers to a type of preparation and preservation of meat. Most accurately, it means “cold prepared meats.”
Where to try it: Le Pichet (1933 First Ave.) in Pike Place Market offers an extensive list of charcuterie. Selections include Lyon-style sausage with pork and pistachios and duck-liver terrine with green peppercorns.
What it is: A French term for fritter, meaning anything dipped in batter and deep-fried. Many people are familiar with the sweet, powdered-sugar variety popular in New Orleans, but beignets can also be savory, incorporating vegetables, meat, or seafood.
Where to try it: The crab beignets at Chef Thierry Rautureau’s downtown restaurant, Loulay Kitchen & Bar (600 Union St.), are made with dungeness crab and served with harissa aioli.
Boeuf Bourguignon (boof boor-gee-nyawn)
What it is: A beef stew made by slow-cooking the meat in red burgundy wine with herbs and vegetables.
Where to try it: Voila! Bistrot (2805 E. Madison St.), a French restaurant in Madison Valley, features a boeuf bourguignon with braised short ribs, red-wine sauce, and yukon potatoes.
What it is: A white-bean stew made with various meats, vegetables, and herbs that is slowly cooked or baked in an oven.
Where to try it: The menu at Place Pigalle (81 Pike St.) in Pike Place Market boasts a rabbit cassoulet prepared with braised rabbit leg, white beans, and housemade sausage.
Foie Gras (fwah grah)
What it is: A paste of liver made from specially fattened geese or duck that is usually served with toast or as part of another dish.
Where to try it: Maximilien (81A Pike St.) in Pike Place Market—known for its romantic setting and amazing views of Elliott Bay—prepares a decadent duo de foie gras: house-cured and seared foie gras with bing cherries, pear chutney, butter brioche, and balsamic reduction.
What it is: Raw meat that has been very finely chopped.
Where to try it: Café Campagne (1600 Post Alley) in Pike Place Market offers a rich tartare de boeuf, made with rib eye, shallots, capers, dijon, and quail egg and served with toasted baguette slices.
What it is: A bite-sized savory pastry puff made with cheese.
Where to try it: Try the light and airy gougeres (made with thyme and gruyère) fresh out of the oven next time you visit Pair (5501 30th Ave. NE), a local wine bar and café in the Ravenna neighborhood.
What it is: An appetizer similar to pâte made from chopped meat (typically pork) that has been seasoned, slowly cooked, then preserved in fat. It is usually served with bread for spreading.
Where to try it: Rillettes du jour at À La Bonne Franquette (1421 31st Ave. S) in the Mount Baker neighborhood features an ever-changing roster of rillettes served with baguette, chutney, cornichon, and mustard.
What it is: Meat (usually duck leg) that is preserved by first being salted and cooked in its own juices, then stored in its own fat.
Where to try it: The European-inspired bistro Gainsbourg (8550 Greenwood Ave. N) in Greenwood serves its duck confit stewed with white beans, vegetables, braised kale, and apple cider.