Five Best Restaurants in Seattle’s Central District

Central District

5 Best Restaurants in Seattle’s Central District

Seattle’s Central District (known as the CD locally) is one of our older neighborhoods and located just east and south of downtown, making it convenient for foodie exploring.  This quiet neighborhood is racially and ethnically diverse, and a mix of turn of the century homes and new construction.  It’s an eclectic Seattle neighorhood with a long tradition of excellent food.

These are the five restaurants I am in love with this week!  Howeever, I am fickle, and these is so much good food in this neighborhood that next week, I mifght rearrange this, or add someone new.  


One of the Seattle’s Best Ethiopian Restaurants
Soft, chewy flatbread. Thick and spicy meat stew. Flavorful vegetables sprinkled with rich and flavorful spices. What your mouth is watering for right now is Ethiopian cuisine, and there are no better options in downtown Seattle than
Assimba.. Located at 27th and East Cherry in the heart of the C.D.

Seattle is Rich in Great Thai Food!One of the best thai places in the city is also near 27th and East Cherry 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. Try the Green Curry Chicken or the Drunken Noodles. You will not be disappointed. 

Seattle’s Chicken and Waffle Scene: 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.

Dive Bar Heaven 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.

TIme for Dessert!  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, streetcar or Limebike and head on over to the Central District for an experience you won’t forget. After all, it’s time to treat yourself.

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