Buy and eat your heart out when you shop at El Mercado Inn's unparalleled grocery store in Auburn.
Cereal doesn't have to be boring! A breakfast box is a great addition to your morning, packed full of flavor and crunchy delight.
When you're looking for a caffeine fix, El Mercado Inn has the best coffee and tea to get you going.
Planning your meals for the week? Don't forget to pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from El Mercado Inn.
Switch up your weekly pasta routine with a new and exciting pasta recipe. Grab some noodles from El Mercado Inn and get cooking.
When you get that craving for chocolate chip cookies, pick up the ingredients here.
If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen...or at least don't spend a lot of time in it. The frozen food here is a great way to whip up a meal in minutes.
Purchase some new spices and seasonings from here and treat yourself to a fun and creative night cooking in the kitchen.
Catch all your omega-3 fatty acids! Fish are delicious and nutritious, so start planning your next seafood platter.
If you're planning a dinner party, pick up some fresh meats from here and please your party guests one bite at a time.
When you have a hunger craving in between meals, these snacks will come in handy.
If you need a quick and easy meal solution for lunch or dinner, consider a tasty TV dinner from here.
The drinks available here are a great way to restore your body's natural balance, so start sipping.
Everyone knows that home-cooking beans can take literally almost forever. Save yourself the time and effort by picking up some from the amazing canned food selection at El Mercado Inn.
Vinegar is a great way to add that extra zing of flavor, and oil goes quickly in the kitchen. Pick these up now and use today or save for later.
Do you meet your recommended calcium intake? If not, pick up some dairy products and put yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
You can never have too much water on hand, so grab a bottle or two from El Mercado Inn.
Health-conscious eaters will love cooking with the fresh produce available here.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
So find all the caloric fuel you need to get you through the week from El Mercado Inn in Auburn.
Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — Applebee's caters to those craving an all-American meal.
Gluten-free and low-fat eaters will enjoy the menu at Applebee's.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — this restaurant has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this restaurant just as much as mom and dad.
What do you need at the end of the workweek? A happy hour at Applebee's.
Hop online in no time using Applebee's' free wifi.
Applebee's is well-known for being able to seat large parties.
Take it nice and easy at Applebee's, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Applebee's.
Applebee's accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Whether you're in the mood for AM eggs, a midday salad, or an evening entree, Applebee's provides service throughout the day.
Applebee's is a great place to go for lunch or dinner, so make your way over to the restaurant today and munch on an American classic.
Applebee's serves up a variety of American eats in a casual setting. Swing by today and munch on some of your favorite dishes.
Swing by Rock and enjoy a quick slice of pizza.
Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this pizzeria has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This pizzeria serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Rock, you can surf the web and get some work done.
For comfortable outdoor service, Rock sets up a seasonal patio.
Patrons pack the pizzeria on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating.
Great food is best enjoyed comfortably, so Rock encourages less-than-fancy attire.
This pizzeria offers carryout for your convenience.
In addition to its great location, Rock is also located near plenty of parking options.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the pizzeria.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Rock s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
If you're looking for a relaxed space to enjoy a pizza with friends, be sure to stop in at Rock.
For a hot pizza that packs in all the flavors you love, stop on by Rock.
Fill up on fare from Spunky Monkey Bar and Grill in Auburn and be sure to satisfy your stomach.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on this restaurant's menu.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this restaurant.
The happy hour at Spunky Monkey Bar and Grill is sure to impress.
Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at Spunky Monkey Bar and Grill.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Spunky Monkey Bar and Grill.
Free wifi is available as well.
This restaurant is very loud, so prepare for a wall of sound.
The after-work crowd can fill the place up, so be sure to take advantage of reservations at Spunky Monkey Bar and Grill.
Wear what you like when you dine at Spunky Monkey Bar and Grill — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining.
You can also grab your food to go.
Drive to lunch or dinner at Spunky Monkey Bar and Grill and find easy parking in a lot close by or on the street.
At Spunky Monkey Bar and Grill, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Deep pockets not required! Spunky Monkey Bar and Grill takes pride in its over-the-top flavor and just-right prices.
If you're looking to rack up your frequent flyer miles, feel free to pay by major credit card.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Spunky Monkey Bar and Grill.
For fast food in Auburn's Lakeland neighborhood, check out the burger menu at McDonald's.
McDonald's features a wide variety of flavorful low-fat and gluten-free eats.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this restaurant.
Dine under the sun (or stars) at McDonald's with their charming outdoor seating.
Hop online in no time using McDonald's' free wifi.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
Drivers will find parking not far from the restaurant.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near McDonald's.
McDonald's gives your wallet some wiggle room
plates here are super affordable and unbelievably tasty.
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, McDonald's is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Meat lovers can't get enough of McDonald's' juicy burgers, so find your way to McDonald's when you're in the mood for a quick bite to eat.
McDonald's is a popular spot for those looking for a quick bite, so swing by today and cure your hunger pains.
Enjoy a large array of finger food at Oddfellas Pub and Eatery, a local pub.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on this restaurant's menu.
Parents, bring your kids along to this restaurant, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Fridays are for fun! Come check out the vibe at Oddfellas Pub and Eatery.
Free wifi is available as well.
During the restaurant's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick).
Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this restaurant.
Parking can be a pain in the neck, but it's as available as ever near the restaurant.
Oddfellas Pub and Eatery offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Oddfellas Pub and Eatery.
Just imagine that first bite into Oddfellas Pub and Eatery's delicious pub food, isn't it about time you ordered from them?
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.
Sometimes a pure and simple pepperoni pizza hits the spot. But with the proliferation of unlikely toppings popping up on pies all over Seattle, our definition of the Friday-night dinner staple is changing. Below, we highlighted 10 pies with toppings mouthwatering enough to tempt us away from our usual slice (plus one for those with an appetite for adventure).
Pesto Chicken Pizza at Talarico’s Pizzeria (4718 California Ave. SW)
Pesto on pizza is nothing new by itself, but Talarico’ s version of a pesto pie is the perfect marriage of tradition and innovation, incorporating brie cheese and spiced walnuts along with pesto-marinated chicken, classic marinara sauce, and mozzarella.
No. 6 Classic at Flying Squirrel Pizza Co. (three locations in Seattle)
The toppings list on the No. 6 reads a lot like a classic steak-house menu—sans steak. Potatoes roasted with lemon, herbs, and garlic mingle with St. Clemens blue cheese, chive oil, and spinach, along with a generous sprinkling of mozzarella.
The Locks at The Alibi Room (85 Pike St. #410)
There’s no shortage of creative pizza toppings at The Alibi Room—asparagus and bacon, blue cheese and grapes—but in this seafood-loving town, one stands apart. Featuring an olive-oil base topped with smoked salmon, dill cream cheese, red onions, and capers, The Locks is like a classic New York bagel in pizza form, though without a single pesky poppy seed.
Tropicana Pizza at Jet City Pizza Co. (multiple locations in western Washington)
Pineapple on pizza has long been a mainstay, but Jet City takes the Hawaiian-pizza concept further, starting with pineapple and canadian bacon, then adding mandarin oranges, sliced almonds, and coconut. Bring your own mini marshmallows and you’ve basically got an ambrosia salad on a pizza.
Cowardly Apricot at 'Zaw Artisan Pizza (multiple locations in the Puget Sound area)
The chefs at 'Zaw pride themselves on using unique, locally sourced toppings for their take-and-bake pizzas, and this sweet and savory concoction is no exception. Roasted free-range chicken breast joins apricots, fresh basil, maple-syrup-caramelized onions, and a blend of gorgonzola and mozzarella atop a crust brushed with olive oil.
Pizza di Nutella at Queen Margherita (3111 W. McGraw St. #103)
This sweet and simple dessert pizza is exactly as simple as it sounds: a pizza crust slathered with the chocolate-hazelnut spread. Think of it as a big, shareable crepe and suddenly it doesn’t seem so strange.
Il Segreto di Pulcinella at Pizzeria Pulcinella (10003 Rainier Ave. S)
While perfect for dessert, we could totally picture ourselves devouring this pie first thing in the morning. Creamy mascarpone and espresso and coffee liqueur are spread upon the crust, which is then baked in a wood-fired oven. The final touches: drizzles of chocolate sauce and dollops of whipped cream.
Thai One On Pizza at Zeeks Pizza (multiple locations in the Puget Sound area)
For the nights when one takeout staple simply won’t do, this pizza combines the classic flavors of pad thai—chicken, bean sprouts, carrots, fresh cilantro, and peanut sauce—with mozzarella and an olive-oil glaze.
Two-Cut Cubano at The Station Pizzeria (14505 148th Ave. NE, Woodinville)
The classic components of a cuban sandwich are all represented here, even down to the grainy dijon mustard. Add to that pulled pork shoulder, smoked ham, housemade bread and butter pickles, and pepperoncini. One small exception: the usual swiss cheese is swapped out for provolone. This is a pizza, after all.
Reuben at Rocco’s (2228 2nd Ave.)
For further proof that great sandwiches make equally great pizzas, look no further than this Belltown original, topped with with mozzarella, corned beef, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing. If only someone would invent a marble-rye pizza crust.
Big Moses at Ballard Pizza Company (5107 Ballard Ave. NW)
The chefs choose the toppings on this pie each day, meaning every meal is a surprise. While there are no guarantees, past incarnations have included everything from peaches, spicy salumi, and chives to cherries, arugula, and guanciale.