10 Must-Try Restaurants in Downtown Seattle’s Central District Neighborhood
Central Area District is just outside of downtown Seattle, making it perfect for exploring when you’re ready to step outside from your vacation rental home. This quiet neighborhood is a racially and ethnically diverse Seattle charmer with a rich tradition, storied past, and some killer restaurants.
Shh! Foodie Locals Want Central District’s Restaurant Scene Kept Quiet Locals may not want hordes of hungry tourists flocking to Central District’s well-kept secret restaurants. But foodies won’t be able to resist the options available here, thanks to a restaurant explosion in recent years.
The neighborhood’s calling card is ethnic food, but it’s no stranger to classic comfort fare, so check out the favorites in both categories. Here are the top 10 places you’ve got to hit in Central.
4 Must-Try Ethnic Restaurants #1 Soft, chewy flatbread. Thick and spicy meat stew. Flavorful vegetables sprinkled in. What your mouth is watering for right now is Ethiopian cuisine, and there are no better options in downtown Seattle than Assimba and Adey Abeba.
#2 Unmissable in striking orange, Lotus Thai Cuisine is a consistent favorite, serving tasty Thai dishes at the spice level of your preference. With a friendly atmosphere and a menu full of inexpensive options for a variety of palate preferences, this one is not to be missed.
#3 The Vietnamese rely on fresh ingredients and flavorful spices in their cooking. The pride of that tradition is evident at Moonlight Cafe. Featuring a plethora of vegetarian and vegan options, the menu also offers plenty of plates to keep meat lovers rejoicing.
#4 Sam’s Moroccan Sandwich Shop is a fabulous surprise. (Moroccan sandwiches? Why didn’t we think of that?) There are meaty and vegetarian sandwich options, salads, hummus, and fries. If you haven’t tried your chicken curry on bread, there’s no better place.
6 Comfort Food Hot Spots You Can’t Resist#1 Ezell’s Famous Chicken features Southern fried chicken in a Northwestern fast food joint that’s been well-known and well-loved for decades. This is soul food at its absolute finest, folks.
#2 If you’re not yet familiar with the tantalizing flavor profile that is the chicken-waffle combination, indulge for the first time at Nate’s Wings and Waffles. Order a surprising waffle with your favorite classic strips, a chicken waffle slider, wings, or a beef slider with sweet potato fries. No one’s going to judge you for choosing one American delicacy over another. In fact, they’ll be too busy dipping into their maple apple cider syrup to care.
#3 Traveling and get a craving for home cooking? You won’t leave Cheeky Café disappointed. With a large menu of both the familiar comfort foods and Asian Fusion, there is something here for everyone – and it’s all done well. Take a gander at the menu and dare yourself not to find five dishes you can’t live without this week.
#4 Food trucks and street food are insanely popular around Seattle, and the Central District is no exception. One beloved food truck is Taqueria Sotelo, which offers up scrumptious samples of its Mexican cuisine while you ponder your order. Similarly, Skillet, a well-loved Seattle restaurant, is now offering food on four wheels, driving around the Seattle area (think: poutine and burgers).
#5 If you’re looking for food and a good mood, you’re thinking of Twilight Exit, which is the other party in a longtime love affair with locals and visitors alike. Delicious Americana food and relatively inexpensive drinks abound, both on the patio and in the ‘70s-themed interior. Some say the best time to visit is a weekday evening, when you’ll be warmly greeted by diverse locals.
#6 If you’re not intrigued by Peanut Butter and Berry Jam ice cream, don’t worry – monthly and seasonal flavors are the highlight, but they’re not forgoing the traditional delights at Central District Ice Cream Company. Here, you’re going to be enthralled with colorful cones and delectable ice cream sandwiches (two brown sugar cookies hugging pumpkin ice cream, for example). But you can also feast on chocolates, candies, milkshakes, and popsicles. Just head over now, or you’ll be daydreaming about this sweet indulgence all day long.
Remember, your downtown vacation rental home is just a hop, skip, and a jump from some of the best food you can imagine. When you’re out exploring for the day, grab a friend and hop on a bus, tram, or bike and head on over to the Central District for an experience you won’t forget. After all, it’s time to treat yourself.
Posted by Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals on 2/28/2017 9:00:00 PM 0 Comments