Seattle Recs

You’re coming to Seattle? Awesome! Here’s what we recommend.


For oysters: The Walrus and the Carpenter (Ballard, $$$!)

For pizza: Delancey (Ballard) and Dino’s (Capitol Hill), of course

For elegant Italian: Spinasse (Capitol Hill, $$$!)

For soup dumplings: Din Tai Fung (multiple locations)

For fast-food burgers and really good fries: Dick’s (multiple locations)

For outstanding bread and a curated selection of pastries: Sea Wolf (Fremont)

For great coffee and a verrrrry Seattle vibe: Analog Coffee (Capitol Hill)

For a drink and a bite to eat: JarrBar (downtown), Left Bank (South Park / Georgetown), Le Caviste (downtown), Vif (Fremont)

For just great everything: Homer (Beacon Hill)

For karaoke: Bush Garden (ID)

For reasonably priced Japanese bowls: Fremont Bowl (Fremont)

For great Malaysian food: Kedai Makan (Capitol Hill)

For a divey bar: Montana (Capitol Hill)

For a cocktail with a friend, or a date: Queen City (Belltown)


All of the above, plus Danbo for ramen, Ox Burger for the Lao Burger, and Ananas for great suburban-style pizza.

Shop for cookbooks at Book Larder and have lunch next door at Fremont Bowl. Fremont also has the best musical instrument stores in town: Dusty Strings, Mike & Mike's, and American Music. My favorite music venues in town are Neumo's, The Crocodile, and Tractor Tavern.

Or take a ferry to Bainbridge Island, go to Eagle Harbor Books, and get lunch at Town and Country Market.

Producer Abby

All of the above and Bruciato, Bar del Corso, bside foods, and Seattle Fish Company.