MUST-DOs

Downtown food you’ll love.

Every cuisine you can imagine—and even some you can’t. It’s all right here in in downtown Seattle. Eat your way through the city with some of these well- and lesser-known favorites. Your stomach will thank you.

 

Recommendations

Hot dogs taste better at the waterfront. Get one at The Frankfurter.

Enjoy Chowder at Lowell’s in the Market with a side of Sound views (and oyster crackers). 

Grab a Biscuit Bitch breakfast Sammy—served from trailer park to table!

Seek out Pasta Casalinga for daily pasta selections in the Market.

Enjoy some Sweet Iron Waffles at any time of day. Because there are no rules for waffles.

The special lunch happy hour at Japonessa sushi makes mouths happy.

Get some famous Beecher’s Mac and Cheese (and check out how it’s made, while you’re at it)!

Nothing’s more iconic than some Ivar’s fish and chips on the pier. If you wanna feed the seagulls, that’s your call. 

Pile on the small plates with some Harbor City Dim Sum in the International District.

Grab some coffee in between meals at Storyville Coffee and Monorail Espresso. 

Try Geoduck (if you’re adventurous) or oysters (if you’re less adventurous) at Taylor Shellfish.

Get a spam slider or three from Marination Station.

Treat your mouth to some Ellenos yogurt at Pike Place Market.

Snag an Ube cheesecake from Hood Famous in the International District.

Bahn mi sandwiches rom Saigon Deli are so delicious, yet so mysteriously affordable. 

Fuel your shopping with a Din Tai Fung dumpling lunch at Pacific Place or panini from Nordstrom Café. 

Grab a growler or a mule on-tap at Rachel’s Ginger Beer in Post Alley.

Get a coconut cream pie at Dahlia Bakery.

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Fran’s Chocolates.

For cured meats, nothing beats Salumi, a longtime Pioneer Square institution.

Get some traditional italian gelato at Gelatiamo.

Enjoy lasagna at the iconic Pink Door.

Meet Seattle’s grand sushi master at Sushi Kashiba.

Enjoy deliciousness and dramatic views at Aerlume at the Market.

Whether sweet or savory, handmade piroshki at Piroshky, Piroshky might change your life. 

Macrons at Lady Yum are, well, yum.

Try wood-fired pizza, Tom Douglas-style at Serious Pie.

Work in a Happy Hour at Tavolata in Belltown.

Sip from a selection of more than 60 Washington wines at The Tasting Room