In a city that has so much (maybe too much?) good food available, the question of where to dine can be a challenging one. In fact, our digging uncovered so many delicious options that we decided to separate the prize winners by category – because quite frankly, we couldn’t pick just one. So what exactly does it take to be the the best of the best? Results from two separate polls provided some hard evidence of awesomeness. Do yourself a favor, try these places we love.
The Fat Hen – 1418 NW 70th St, Seattle WA 98117
This charming “Europe meets the girl next door” café in Ballard is attracting a lot of attention. This small but airy space has become a buzz among locals. The in house-made egg bakes arrive to the table with a presentation that stops time. The sizzle and snap of the tomato sauce, the egg yolks, and green flecks of basil are so aromatic you will understand why this spot renders a wait.
Runners Up: Wandering Goose, Seattle Biscuit Company, Super Six
The Flour Box – Seattle WA
Just when we thought a doughnut couldn’t get any better – the city’s best doughnut winner convinced us otherwise. Lines have been growing at this everything from scratch, natural, organic, and preservative free bakery. So how exactly do you improve the already perfect doughnut? The Flour Box offers year round and seasonal specialty flavors. Some to taste include Evergreen State, Horchata, Carmel Asian Pear, and Orange Creamsicle just to name a few.
Runners Up: Side Hustle, King Donuts, General Porpoise, Donut Factory
Breezy Town Pizza – 4864 Beacon Ave S, Seattle WA 98108
Breezy Town Pizza’s staple is a Chicago and Detroit style pan pizza. Pizza mastermind Dave Licterman has been working for the past year to perfect a sourdough crust with signature burnt-cheese edges. The slice of the day always highlights something a little unconventional – like toppings of gochujang, brisket, or even eggs.
Runners Up: Delancey, Dino’s Tomato Pie, Supreme, Proletariat Pizza
Pasta Casalinga – 93 Pike St, Suite 201, Seattle WA 98101
Seattle’s lackluster reputation for Italian food is about to change. Traditional Italian inspired Pasta Casalinga has a deep passion for creating worship worthy fresh pasta each day. Fresh ingredients from the Pike Place Market build a contemporary menu – changing every two weeks. Each change pairs a specific shape of pasta with a perfectly matched sauce.
Runners Up: Il Corvo Pasta, Le Messe, Spinasse
Taco Street – 7136 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, #102, Seattle WA 98118
With a minimalistic casual, counter style, no one else in Seattle has mastered the street style taco quite like Taco Street. They are known for their barbacoa taco, and here’s why. The beef is slowly marinated in famous red chilies that are imported directly from San Buenaventura. These savory flavors, combined with pickled onions and salsa, are wrapped up in tortillas that do it justice.
Runners Up: Taqueria La Fondita No. 2 and Rosticeria y Cocina el Paisano